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I am having trouble removing the rear axle nut. I applied the rear brake, but it is slipping.
According to the manual it is at 87 ft-lbs. Burgman is a 2003.

Anyone done it before? Have any ideas?
 

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I've never tried to take it off. Best thing I can think of is if you have access to an impact wrench then you can probably get it off with that.
 

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I've never tried to take it off. Best thing I can think of is if you have access to an impact wrench then you can probably get it off with that.
The impact wrench will encounter the same problem. Currently using a breaker bar.
I was thinking about using the wheel as the "equal but opposite force", but it doesn't sound like a good idea?
 

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Well let us address the wheel slipping while the rear brake is applied.

1. Are you using the parking brake alone?
2. Have you tried tying off the rear brake lever against the handle bar?
3. Have you got any friction material left on the pads?
4. Bleed the brakes to make sure you have got effective hydraulics.
5. If necessary replace with new pads.

Once you have got the above sorted:

5. Try again.
6. If still slipping then consider doing the job off the stands you will need someone to sit astride or rather straddle the bike while you do the grunt work.
7. If you are unsuccessful at this point - then a good impact wrench will be the preferred option and is usually successful.

I hope this is helpful.
 

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The air impact wrench will work even though the wheel turns some.
Unless your brakes are completely shot and not holding it at all.
The key is having a 32mm impact socket!
 

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Well let us address the wheel slipping while the rear brake is applied.

1. Are you using the parking brake alone?
2. Have you tried tying off the rear brake lever against the handle bar?
3. Have you got any friction material left on the pads?
4. Bleed the brakes to make sure you have got effective hydraulics.
5. If necessary replace with new pads.

Once you have got the above sorted:

5. Try again.
6. If still slipping then consider doing the job off the stands you will need someone to sit astride or rather straddle the bike while you do the grunt work.
7. If you are unsuccessful at this point - then a good impact wrench will be the preferred option and is usually successful.

I hope this is helpful.
Sry, should have included more info in the initial post.
1. Parking brake is stuck so instead I compressed the rear (left) brake lever and tied it.
2. yes see #1
3. Yes there is quite a bit of pad still left.
4. I took the lug nuts off using the same method. I will pump the brakes a few times, and get a friend to hold the brakes. Will see if that does the trick.
5.See #3

6. Bike is on center stand.
7. I am looking for one. Does anyone have any recommendations? (I don't have a air compressor)

I am taking off the the engine and need the disc and (wheel attachment to put on my other engine).

I got a 1/4" 32mm impact socket but am using a wrench not a impact gun.
 

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You can buy an electric impact wrench.
 

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You do not say where you live in your profile. You may have someone that lives close to you that would be willing to help. But alas you will never know. I will never understand why someone will join a group and not want that group to know what part of the world they live.
 

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Give the breaker bar a few good old' whacks with a hammer, same effect, even better, then an impact. I've done this for 30 years, and you aren't going to ruin anything, but a Craftsman ratchet if that's what is hit with the hammer, lol.
 

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Give the breaker bar a few good old' whacks with a hammer, same effect, even better, then an impact. I've done this for 30 years, and you aren't going to ruin anything, but a Craftsman ratchet if that's what is hit with the hammer, lol.
I got it off finally. :D
The trick is to put a breaker bar on the clutch bolt (axle bolt?), have 1 person hold the 17mm socket w/ breaker bar on the clutch bolt to prevent it from slipping; then use a breaker bar on the axle nut.

A time saving trick for those removing the engine is to remove the right foot rest and push the black plastic down insteas off taking off all the tpperware. this allows enough access to remove the cushion bolt.
Model: I added my location.
 
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