Question about Huffy Boys Pro Thunder Bike (20")
You will need either an adjustable wrench, a socket of the right size, or a box end wrench of the right size
(If you read through this and still don't feel like you're up for it, your local bike shop will be more than happy to do it - and it will either be really cheap or free)
The bolt you need to loosen is on the back wheel where the training wheel meets the bike. Find the right size tool for the job.
Grab the back wheel and try to wobble it side to side, then remember how much give there is so your end result gives the same feel.
You may need a second wrench to place on the nut/s between the frame and the hub to prevent this from turning, though it will probably only be needed for tightening everything after you're done.
-Start on 1 side (doesn't matter which one) and loosen the outside bolt with your wrench/socket
You will need to remove it completely to take the training wheel off of that side.
-Slide training wheel off and hand-thread the bolt back on, not tight yet.
-Do the same for the other side, both training wheels should be removed at this point.
It may help to have someone else for this next part
-Pull the back wheel as far back as it will go, don't kill yourself, but make sure the chain won't slip off because it's too lose. Make sure the wheel is aligned with the bike frame, not twisted, otherwise it will loosen on its own
-Tighten one bolt on the outside down onto the frame. This is where you might need to use a second wrench to keep the hub from rotating. Don't turn the nuts on the axle in the area inside the frame (between the frame and the wheel) as they should be tightened correctly, instead just hold them steady while you tighten the outside nut onto the frame. If that wasn't clear, you're pinching the frame between the nuts inside, which you never moved, and the nut outside the frame, which you removed to take the training wheel off.
-Repeat for the other side while still maintaining tension on the chain.
-You should be done, check to see if the wheel can wobble side to side and compare to your earlier result. If it moves too much, continue tightening outside bolts (both sides until they're good and tight)
Posted on Mar 17, 2011
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 03, 2014 | Bachmann Ho Scale Trains Steam Engine...
Jan 27, 2011 | Huffy 12 in. Girls Disney Princess Single...
Dec 27, 2010 | Dynacraft Cycling
Jun 09, 2010 | Cars & Trucks
May 29, 2010 | Cycling
Dec 27, 2009 | Huffy Disney Princess 16 in. Girls Bicycle
Dec 22, 2009 | Playskool Busy Basics: Busy Ball Choo Choo
Jun 24, 2009 | Cycling
200 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: