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    Front Lefty Wheel Wont Come Off !!!!

    I take my Prophet in to get my free tune up and they call me and say they cant get the Lefty Xmax ST off .

    I put it on 6 weeks ago when I cleaned my front caliper. I torqued it correctly (at least like I have 10 times before) I haven't been plowing through creeks since then. So, I seriously doubt it's rust. The wheel spins correctly and doesn't make a weird noise. I had a race this weekend with a few hard bumps, but nothing to unusual for me.

    Any ideas why the wheel would not come off?
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    I wonder if they know that the brake caliper needs to be moved out of the way of the rotor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp526
    I wonder if they know that the brake caliper needs to be moved out of the way of the rotor?
    They said they they cannot get the axle nut to move. these guys have done many leftys. just strange.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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    I have never had that happen to me, assuming the bolt wasnt cross threaded on I doesnt make sense. I would suggest that they remove the bolt cap and washer and then put some lubricating oil around the bolt with the bike lying on its side and let it sit for a couple of hours before trying to loosen it.

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    i think this happened to someone else not to long ago. i think someone said it was the helicoil.... but i dont know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1104
    i think this happened to someone else not to long ago. i think someone said it was the helicoil.... but i dont know
    thanks for remembering, I did a search and came with this thread.

    Unable to take wheel off a Lefty

    I will contact the LBS tomarrow to get them the info. I hope they can get that bearing free with a little penetrating oil.

    Edit:
    I continued this on the linked thread above.
    Last edited by ziscwg; 06-24-2008 at 12:51 PM.
    Lead by my Lefty............... right down the trail, no brakes.

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