Promotobillet Kickstand

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  • mrmoto

Posted February 06, 2007 - 01:18 PM


I know this is going to sound stupid, but I'm having trouble installing the promotobillet kickstand. The bolts holding the left side footpeg won't budge. I've tried a little "torch" heat & an impact socket to no avail. Any ideas on how best to get these bolts loose?

  • ThompsonV311

Posted February 06, 2007 - 07:08 PM


I didn't want to wait till Monday to use my impact driver that was at the shop, so since it comes with new screws. I used an angle grinder to grind a slot across the head and then used a chisel and hammer to tap it loose. The heat from the grinder helps loosen it too. Sounds kinda primitive for a CNC machinist, but I wanted it on for a ride the next day and it does work.

  • WB450

Posted February 07, 2007 - 08:14 AM


Same here, I used vise grips. It was a pain in the ass, but they came off. Torx heads on the foot pegs? seems stupid.

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  • mrmoto

Posted February 07, 2007 - 12:26 PM


Enough said... I'll grind, pound, and vise-grip my way through this. Thanks for the advice.

  • grayracer513

Posted February 07, 2007 - 01:53 PM


Use a Torx bit socket on a breaker bar. Apply as much torque as you think you dare to the bolt, then have an assistant give the wrench a sharp rap with about a 40 oz ball peen directly over the head of the bolt, as if trying to drive the wrench into the bolt.

  • mrmoto

Posted February 07, 2007 - 06:21 PM


Thanks for the tip. I'll give that a try before grinding or vice-gripping.

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