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Best way to remove swingarm pivot bolt?


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lay the bike on its right side and spray penetrating oil around the bolt and let it sit for a while, then use a large punch, or something similar to smack it a few times. flip the bike over and do the same on the other side.... repeat. eventually you should be able to get the bolt to move. just keep working from side to side, and keep it soaked w/ oil.

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Use the threadrod puller. It works great! I did use 3/8. It was a bit snug going through but it worked. I also left enough sticking out the back side to help drift it through with a hammer.

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So many folks having trouble with corroded suspension parts, rusted out needle bearings, trashed pivot bolts, thrust washers..

And others like to flame that at least once a year service on the suspension is a waste of time 👍

Lets see.. an hour to remove, clean, inspect, grease and install all rear suspension parts = No special tools needed to get the suspension apart,no hammer required, no rusted out parts, worn and falling apart bearings.....🤣

For those that have not had the suspension apart, do it, find a friend to help if needed for beer or BBQ. If you have to find a smaller shop you trust.. The longer you want the more it's going to cost you in the end and longer the down time while waiting on parts.

The is has been an Emergency service message brought to by Eddies Evil Twin..... (thanks to who ever gave up that nick)

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