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1) Take the cotter pin out of the axle nut
2) Take axle nut off -- use a big breaker bar to get leverage. Spec is close to 100 ft/lbs.
3) You need two pliers/wrenches. Tighten with bith pliers/wrenches on one side -- otherwise the adjusting nut just spins.
4) Lift the rear of the bike up, drop it down on the rear wheel. Hard. Do this a couple of times.
5) Check chain slack.
6) Put axle nut back on to torque spec.
7) Check chain slack. Redo if necessary.
7) Put cotter pin back in.

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The chain on my '99 ninja is getting loose so I wanted to tighten it. So far I haven't been able to loosen the rear axle nut to adjust the chain slack. I'm using the tools in the kawi set. When I try to unscrew the rear axle nut it just spins on both sides. I'm spinning the axle instead of unscrewing it. Do I need an allen wrench on both sides, one stuck to the ground so it wouldn't spin? What should I do?


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