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Stuck SWING ARM Pivot Bolt - Need help! 2 months 2 weeks ago #113308

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Abré le Roux
The adventure is out there.....
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Stuck SWING ARM Pivot Bolt - Need help! 2 months 2 weeks ago #113319

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Shouldn't be a problem to get out... Unfortunately it is another one of the flaws from Kawasaki, they do not apply sufficient amount of grease on the pivot bolt when they put the bike together, supposedly it is a way for them to save money. That said, the bolt gets corroded quite quickly as water can enter and stay there for a while. So even of your bike looks beautiful on the outside, it does not mean that it is perfect on the inside. Good luck with your bolt :-)

Dankie Abre.... Jip het al baie posts gesien, wonder net of my bolt onmoontlik is om uit te kry... Ek gee vir hom elke dag liefde, maar dit het nou al veroorsaak dat ek langer as 'n maand nie op my fiets is nie.... So ek is amper op die punt om die bolt af te sny en dan te vervang.. Dit mag dalk 'n vinniger proses wees :side:
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Stuck SWING ARM Pivot Bolt - Need help! 2 months 1 week ago #113361

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And after a whole lot of bad words, the occasional bleeding and the evening drinking and hammering sessions I have finally got the bolt out..... B)

That said, I had to go and buy a bigger hammer and a dremmel for the job :lol:

Would not have been able to do it with out one of my friends bolt removal tools. Dankie oom ;)

Ordering new bearings today... Looks like I might be riding a KLR in the near future again :woohoo:

Guys who have not yet done the maintenance on their swingarm should do it as n soon as possible! Look at the pictures how necessary it is.




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Stuck SWING ARM Pivot Bolt - Need help! 2 months 1 week ago #113362

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Stuck SWING ARM Pivot Bolt - Need help! 2 months 1 week ago #113398

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Hi Lenny

Glad you got it out.
Are you going to replace that bolt? This is one job i need to do sometime, I keep on postponing it.
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Stuck SWING ARM Pivot Bolt - Need help! 2 months 6 days ago #113402

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Hey Tig

I am going to clean it and asses the damage first. Buying a new bolt will set you back =/- R1500 at kawa. Don't really feel like coughing that up for the bolt, I am however replacing all the bearings . Do not postpone this job. It can be quicker and easier if you do it early. The longer you wait to more difficult it will be to remove. Goodluck with you bolt :-)
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Stuck SWING ARM Pivot Bolt - Need help! 2 months 6 days ago #113412

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I'm too scared of even thinking of this task!!! I'm over 120 000 km on the clock and never been done!!! :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:
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Stuck SWING ARM Pivot Bolt - Need help! 2 months 6 days ago #113413

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The Lone Ranger wrote:
I'm too scared of even thinking of this task!!! I'm over 120 000 km on the clock and never been done!!! :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:
:ohmy: :ohmy: Eish LR, hoekom nie? Al die inligting is dan hier? Ek het so 'n gevoel jy kan maar los -
jy gaan daardie bout letterlik moet uitboor... :blink:
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Stuck SWING ARM Pivot Bolt - Need help! 2 months 6 days ago #113414

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Mel jy gaan jou gat af sukkel, verkoop eerder, dit is makliker HAHAHA! :silly:

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I'm too scared of even thinking of this task!!! I'm over 120 000 km on the clock and never been done!!! :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:
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Stuck SWING ARM Pivot Bolt - Need help! 2 months 6 days ago #113416

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LennyB wrote:
Mel jy gaan jou gat af sukkel, verkoop eerder, dit is makliker HAHAHA! :silly:

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I'm too scared of even thinking of this task!!! I'm over 120 000 km on the clock and never been done!!! :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:

Nee sal haar nooit verkoop nie! Ek begin so oor twee maande haar "oordoen" Heeltemal afstrip en weer nuut maak. Project wat ek nou al lank in my kop het. Sy het mooi na my gekyk nou is dit haar beurt.
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