Kawasaki KFX450 Forum - KFX450Central banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I recently purchased a 15T front sprocket, tried to install it today but couldn't get the nut off. I flattened the washer that was bent around the nut but still no go. I am afraid I am going to round off the nut. Any tips on getting this thing loose?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
a HUGE breaker bar. it took two big guys and a 3ft breaker bar to get it off. there is tons of locktight on it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
285 Posts
QUOTE (Fast1 @ Sep 27 2007, 10:31 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3485
two guys??? the torque is only ~60 to 80lbs on that nut?? about the same force as a lug nut on a truck
Havent taken yours off yet!?

Put it in neutral with the rear brake applied and use an impact...no loctite on mine, and their shouldnt be...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
Mine had all this white powdery stuff on the treads. i thought it was locktight but maybe it wasnt.... idk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
My half inch drive inpact would not take it off....

It took me w/ a breaker bar & a 2 foot pipe & my buddie on the wheel/axle nut w/ about the same set up...

QUOTE(Fast1 @ Sep 27 2007, 10:31 AM)

two guys??? the torque is only ~60 to 80lbs on that nut?? about the same force as a lug nut on a truck..

Its 94lbs fyi.....But there's now way in hell thats what mine was torqued @
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
108 Posts
my YFZ is 54 lbs.. your sure about that torque?

My truck lug nuts are 85 lb... still childs play!

My steering stem nut in my YFZ was 125 lbs and that still wasn't much..

Wondering how you torqued it to 94lbs? Do you own a torque wrench?

QUOTE (dlkfx450 @ Sep 28 2007, 02:20 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3495
Havent taken yours off yet!?

Put it in neutral with the rear brake applied and use an impact...no loctite on mine, and their shouldnt be...

I would swap mine twice a day in GLamis depending on where I was spending my time riding.. flat drags, hills or duning...

regular breaker bar with foot on the brake.,, nothing too strenous to even be worth talking about
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
285 Posts
QUOTE (Fast1 @ Sep 28 2007, 07:17 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3507
my YFZ is 54 lbs.. your sure about that torque?

My truck lug nuts are 85 lb... still childs play!

My steering stem nut in my YFZ was 125 lbs and that still wasn't much..

Wondering how you torqued it to 94lbs? Do you own a torque wrench?
I would swap mine twice a day in GLamis depending on where I was spending my time riding.. flat drags, hills or duning...

regular breaker bar with foot on the brake.,, nothing too strenous to even be worth talking about
good for you, your yfz sprocket comes off easy....yes i own a torque wrench(snap-on)
first time off, very tough, second time off, very tough...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
QUOTE (Fast1 @ Sep 28 2007, 08:17 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3507
my YFZ is 54 lbs.. your sure about that torque?

My truck lug nuts are 85 lb... still childs play!

My steering stem nut in my YFZ was 125 lbs and that still wasn't much..

Wondering how you torqued it to 94lbs? Do you own a torque wrench?
I would swap mine twice a day in GLamis depending on where I was spending my time riding.. flat drags, hills or duning...

regular breaker bar with foot on the brake.,, nothing too strenous to even be worth talking about
I'm sure its 94 unless Kawasaki Shop manual is wrong. & Ya I also have a torque wrench...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
285 Posts
QUOTE (Fast1 @ Sep 28 2007, 11:10 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=3511
what is wrong with your arm?
my arm is fine but thanks for asking, as a mobile service tech for the last six years I think i know how to use my tools, whats your problem anyway?
maybe some one missed his nap...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Used a impact wrench and finally got it off. Just got back from the sand dunes, I like the change. Still plenty of low end, now more on top.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
293 Posts
I just installed a renthal 15 front sprocket. It cleared fine, but i do have a Pro-Design case saver installed. I used an impact to get it off to. I cant wait to try it out this weekend.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top