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seized swingarm bolt

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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.

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

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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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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

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

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you will have to drill it,head bolt was broken off,no matter how much pounding

it didnt want to move.it may bend with time, because its a hollow bolt if i remember correctly.

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