Not sure how I didn't see this thread until now. I had leaking seals so I tried this technique. It didn't work because I forgot to remove the clips...doe.
Word to the wise, if you choose to rebuild like I did: I ended up paying $50 for the custom tools to remove the bolt way down there and rebuilt the whole thing. Word to the wise -- the custom tools do NOT work. I ended up jamming the tool into the rear axle nut and when I did that, it worked perfectly. Obviously this screwed the nut up, but I bought a new one for the axle. Rather than buying the $50 of tools, get a bunch of wratchet extenders (probably 2-3 feet of em, then figure a way to utilize a nut equal to the rear axle nut to break it.
2006 Red KLR 650
1)Doohickey Planned and purchased 2)Aftermarket Grips 3)Grip Heaters 4)Happy Trails Hard Luggage Rack 5)20 mm ammo cases planned soon 6)Aftermarket Exhaust 7)Thermobob 8)Happy Trails Fork Brace 9)Stainless Steel Oil Filter 10)Magnetic Drain Plug
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