Swingarm bolt stuck


24 replies to this topic
  • ar2stroke

Posted January 08, 2015 - 02:01 PM

#21

Pulled out the big guns on that job, likin the pics!!!

 

The big sledge was like the last straw!

 

:smashpc:



  • JorisBoris

Posted January 08, 2015 - 04:33 PM

#22

I did exactly al that... the press, a bolt to pull... did nothing ! Cutting will be the final option.

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  • bobpara

Posted January 09, 2015 - 12:48 PM

#23

Even the radiator and Oil might leak out if I have to tip it too far over



  • bg10459

Posted January 11, 2015 - 07:20 AM

#24

Lay it on its side. Block up underneath the frame
Use penetrating oil, heat and time
Leave the swing arm nut on but loose.
Hit it with a big hammer
Fully tighten the nut then loosen again ( this is key)
Rinse and repeat.
Leave the cutting wheel in the toolbox

  • woods-rider

Posted January 11, 2015 - 08:15 AM

#25

Lay it on its side. Block up underneath the frame
Use penetrating oil, heat and time
Leave the swing arm nut on but loose.
Hit it with a big hammer
Fully tighten the nut then loosen again ( this is key)
Rinse and repeat.

 

I tried that for 7 days straight with a minimum of 3 heat cycles per day. It didn't budge. If you are careful with the cutoff wheel it's really not a bad option. I got a like-new swingarm bolt off eBay for like 5 bucks shipped. I wish I would have just cut it off the first day instead of wasting 2 weeks trying to get it out with saving the bolt.

 

After that experience I now grease all my chassis bearings when the first snow hits in the hills around here. since the snow usually only lasts for a week or two it usually works out perfectly and I don't miss any riding.






 
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