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Im trying to take my swing arm off, and have hit a roadblock at the bolt that holds the swing arm pivot. Is there a special technique to removing it? A flat head, and a hammer didnt budge it, and I figured Id check here before I destroyed anything.



This is on a GL if that make a difference.
 

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you will find a bit of penetrating fluid will help and we just used a screw driver aswell when we did ours




Is the whole unit spinning? Maybe #5 is spinning.







 

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I couldnt find the can of blaster earlier so I just tried it without. I got that feeling where I was being more destructive than productive, so I put down the tools for the day.



Ill try to find it tomorrow now that I know Im doing it ok.
 

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first soak it in plusgas, or equivalent.



not sure if there are rubber bits around it, but if not use a blowtorch to heat it a little - probably won't do much due to the size of it and heat sinkage though, Oxy Acetylene Torch would work, just don't do it for long!



make up the socket see thread - http://choppercharles.com/cs/forums/202514/ShowPost.aspx



or if your really desperate and brave (or stupid), try drifting it round like the clutch nut. But, to be honest, I'm not sure if any of this will work as I've not tried it myself yet.
 

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So, I made the tool, and it wouldnt budge. Even tried an impact gun t n avail.



I really only wanted to take it off to paint it, so I guess Ill paint it around the frame.
 

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Sheps right. I take a old pan from the kitchen (without my wife knowing about it of course). I put a good amount of brake fluid (dirty or clean in it, then put it on the gas grill until I start seeing the bubbles. I don't like the idea of a hard boil because I just don't know and I don't want to find out. Then I dip or pour whatever I want broke loose in it or over it. Usually I start hearing crackling noises. And thats a good thing. Then give the bolt a good budge. Careful not to burn yourself, maybe wear gloves. And for goodness sakes keep all little children away from what your doing. Just like in Worlds Fastest Indian Movie when he is forging a piston.
 

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Sheps right. I take a old pan from the kitchen (without my wife knowing about it of course). I put a good amount of brake fluid (dirty or clean in it, then put it on the gas grill until I start seeing the bubbles. I don't like the idea of a hard boil because I just don't know and I don't want to find out. Then I dip or pour whatever I want broke loose in it or over it. Usually I start hearing crackling noises. And thats a good thing. Then give the bolt a good budge. Careful not to burn yourself, maybe wear gloves. And for goodness sakes keep all little children away from what your doing. Just like in Worlds Fastest Indian Movie when he is forging a piston.


Bit hard to get the frame in a pan unless you have a really big pan<grin>
 
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