Um, on a second thought, does this washer have to be perfectly straight? We banged the bent lip piece out to put the socket on, and it does stay on. When you squeeze the trigger, you can see that the socket is not turning at all, it is held by the nut.Originally posted by keith_phan
i assumed you flattened the locking washer thinger that holds the nut on. if so an impact gun should take it off easily
Thank you, my friend, I'm gonna have to try that next time I take my bike to work. I gave up for today. This sucks, I was hoping to get it all done before the rain season starts tomorrow...Originally posted by keithk76
i tried just flattening the one tab that was bent over on the locking ring, wouldnt come off with my impact. then i flattened the ring all the way around at every corner and impact took it right off after a couple seconds.
i did the same but wrapped it in a towel so it didnt scratch. i used a breaker bar and it was lifting the bike. so i actually sat on the seat and tugged on the bar and it broke loose (sounded like a gun going off).Originally posted by twinn-burner
put a bar or a 2x4 between one of the wheel spokes and the swing arm so the wheel does not turn when you unscrew he nut...should come right off with no impact wrench or heating up.