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can i replace the bolts in my yz125 wingarm(chain tenshioners)

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can i replace the bolts that push and hold the chain tenshioners in place. i had a local guy work on it and he got close to stripping the bolts heads off, so i wanna replace them asap.

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Yes, they should back out and be replaceable. I would let wd 40 soak on the threads first or maybe somethign liek pb blaster.

The bolts corrode big time in this area. Yours may be difficult to remove. Try assembly lube on the new ones to prevent this.

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If they are stripped, just re-tapp to the next size up or use a self tapping screw as the bigger pitch of the thread holds better on the thinner material.

Now if I answer your post according to the heading I would have to ask if you talked wiff a lithpps.:applause: Thhorry.

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I had trouble a few years ago with backing the tensioners off...I used an impact wrench, which worked like a charm. Once you have them out, make sure and use anti-sieze before replacing them. This will keep you from having the same problem again...

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