Chain tensioner bolt stuck- Any tips???
Posted April 30, 2006 - 12:55 AM
'04 wr 450
Posted April 30, 2006 - 02:32 AM
I have one broken and other gets tight if not lubed occasionally.
Maybe heating, drilling through, lubing with bolt release lubricant?
On the broken bolt, I use long nut, so I can add bolt from other side, to ensure correct distance and it can also be adjusted.
Have not yet found any way to remove the broken nut.
Posted April 30, 2006 - 04:11 AM
Posted April 30, 2006 - 08:48 AM
The reason was that once the axle is properly torqued it should not move. If its permitted to move against the tension screw it'll cause this problem.
It made sense to me...
A couple things I may try if the other suggestions do not work. Slip a openend wrench over the stripped nut and mig weld it on, loosen it up, you won't get much travel but enough to back out the tensioner screw. The nut ans wrench will come with it. Take the swing arm off first to avoid electrical damage the welder could cause.
Posted April 30, 2006 - 02:14 PM
'04 WR 450
Posted April 30, 2006 - 02:16 PM
Posted April 30, 2006 - 08:11 PM
On that note I also commonly turn stripped phillips screws (mostly the brass ones on carbs) into flat screws with the dremil too.
Posted April 30, 2006 - 08:33 PM
Posted May 01, 2006 - 09:38 PM