seized swingarm bolt

7 replies to this topic
  • XR4DEZ

Posted February 10, 2007 - 01:37 PM


Nursing a broken wrist so i have a little time. I can't get the swingarm bolt out, the swingarm moves freely and there isn't any wobble or play in the bearings. What if I just forget about it for now and wait for the offseason? What could go wrong? thanx for your help.

  • Thumpmeister

Posted February 10, 2007 - 01:47 PM


If there is no play or wobble, why are you trying to take the bolt out?

  • XR4DEZ

Posted February 10, 2007 - 02:30 PM


I was going to grease the bolt and bearings, guess I was a little neglegent in my grease routine.

  • cleonard

Posted February 11, 2007 - 10:39 PM


First use some penetrating oil. Let it sit. Then if it still doesn't come out, beat it into submission. I use a 3/8 socket extension. It's just the right size to push the swingarm bolt through.

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  • thouk

Posted February 12, 2007 - 10:08 AM


One thing that you might want to look out for with a stuck bolt is that if you beat on it too hard the bolt will mushroom. I know from experience. I had to cut the frame to get the engine out to switch it over to the other frame. Have fu, Tony

  • dburkett

Posted February 13, 2007 - 04:52 PM


Heat/brass punch.

  • thouk

Posted February 14, 2007 - 03:02 AM


I guess my BFH was not calibrated for the necessary torque that was needed. Mine would not budge. Tony

  • suharianu

Posted February 14, 2007 - 06:27 AM


you will have to drill it,head bolt was broken off,no matter how much pounding
it didnt want to may bend with time, because its a hollow bolt if i remember correctly.

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