Hey Duke, on your bike only, they installed reverse threads. Honest . . .
Seriously tho, I've read many posts saying the axle was so tight it took 50' breaker bars and three Hawaiian wrestlers to break it loose. In a couple cases the fastener and/or axle had to be replaced. Dealers and air guns . . .
I hated to even ask because I've had that wheel off at least four times but not since a local shop replaced the bearings. Can you say "impact wrench"? If it had been tighterned to spec I wouldn't have had this problem, but when it's super tight and can't be budged you start thinking juat maybe I'm turning it the wrong way.
I was using a bolt/locknuts combo and an end wrench to break it loose. Sad part is I ended up tearing a muscle in my lower abdomen so I'm a bit gimpy at present. I ended up cutting the hex end off a chisel and breaking it loose with a deepwell socket and a 1/2" drive ratchet.It took a good hard kick down on the wrench to break it loose.
Anyway, I appreciate the responses. You guys are always quick to help and it's much appreciated. Now I think I'll crash in my recliner and attempt to get some rest. After all, I'll be 60 this coming week.
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