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Offline guzzigeezer

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Rear Wheel Nut
« on: March 17, 2017, 08:33:57 AM »
Get chain adjustment carried out by main dealer wtf? this is in owners manual.
No way thinks I.
being my first Ducati problem #1 what's the crack with this stupid bi-hex nut.
out with callipers 38mm AF. mmmmm prices online stupid.
Lateral thinking mode engaged - 38.1mm equals 1.1/2"
quick Google reveals new Elora socket 1/2" drive 8.50 - sorted!
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Re: Rear Wheel Nut
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 12:00:26 PM »
So was what you bought a bi-hex socket ??  :002:

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Re: Rear Wheel Nut
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 12:05:20 PM »
Any links to the socket required?
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Re: Rear Wheel Nut
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 11:01:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by Murf46 [+]
Any links to the socket required?

I'll post the link when it's arrived and I've had chance to check it works OK. Theory and practice sometimes don't match up.
I'm off towards Morocco next month so am aiming to post a "travellers tour guide". I'm now up to 670 miles and can confirm that contrary to popular belief Ducati's do work in the cold and wet weather.
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Re: Rear Wheel Nut
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017, 05:19:24 PM »
Must get my eyes tested. Ordered 1.5" Elora socket which still hasn't arrived thought i'd measured 38mm with my calipers. Back at the other house this weekend and scrobbled about in my tool box.
Found a Laser Tools 36mm Bi-Hex Impact 1/2" drive socket which fits a treat. Also fits under rear seat along with small first aid kit and tin of Shell Chain wax.  I have one of those expanding car wheel nut bars to fit the socket and it fits in pannier or tank bag OK.
http://www.lasertools.co.uk/product/0954
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Re: Rear Wheel Nut
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2017, 05:23:19 PM »
Thanks for the link  :460:
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Re: Rear Wheel Nut
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2017, 11:24:32 PM »
Have you managed to loosen the nut?
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Re: Rear Wheel Nut
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2017, 03:57:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by Murf46 [+]
Have you managed to loosen the nut?

Just had first service 300 miles ago so not needed to yet.
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Re: Rear Wheel Nut
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2017, 05:54:22 PM »
There are reports that nut takes a lot of  effort to undo
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Re: Rear Wheel Nut
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2017, 04:15:30 PM »
I think its the nut on the single sided swing arm that's a bugger to undo - 200ft lb or thereabouts I believe.
This one is around 150 ft lb (to be confirmed) always use a breaker bar or a local garage just to loosen it off, shouldn't be a problem.
As long as you have the socket with you most garages will oblige if youre just adjusting the chain.
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