Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle.

Front sprocket bolt

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Post by The Hurricane on Wed 01 Aug 2018, 12:59 am

Which way does the front sprocket bolt undo. I have put a piece of wood in the rear wheel to lock it up and have tried undoing the bolt both directions and it won't budge but I didn't want to force it if I am going the wrong way. Any ideas please.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 01 Aug 2018, 5:03 am

I'm 99% sure it's just a standard thread. Mine's alway a pain to get off as when the sprocket is turning anticlockwise it's effectively always tightening the bolt up
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Post by skyerae on Wed 01 Aug 2018, 6:11 am

It is as James says, I put the engine into gear (first) to stop the bike moving. I use a breaker bar that is just over 3 foot to get it to crack loose. If you only torque the nut up to 55Nm (the Hayes manual information) it will not come loose but will come off with a using breaker bar. Done this a few times and not had ant issues.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Wed 01 Aug 2018, 12:43 pm

I have to chock my rear wheel every time, I tried it in gear and with someone standing on the back brake - I moved the bike forwards so just use wood through the rear wheel
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Post by freeride on Wed 01 Aug 2018, 8:46 pm

Agreed you need a long tube but use a socket with a bar on it rather than a rachet handle.
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Post by Beresford on Wed 01 Aug 2018, 9:57 pm

Or a ring spanner and whack it with a rubber mallet.
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Post by The Hurricane on Wed 01 Aug 2018, 11:09 pm

Sorry from the replies I am still not sure which way the bolt comes undone.
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Post by Jameshambleton on Thu 02 Aug 2018, 7:01 am

@The Hurricane wrote:Sorry from the replies I am still not sure which way the bolt comes undone.
Lefty loosey in this case
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Post by The Hurricane on Thu 02 Aug 2018, 8:39 am

Cheers everybody for your replies. Watched a video on Youtube of a fella undoing his on his CB500 and undone mine this morning and I think the weetabix helped.

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