Help! - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions For repair, maintaining or modifying discussions related to the newly updated 2008 and beyond, Generation 2 KLR650 Motorcycle.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 31 Old 05-21-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Aron31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 297
Help!

I am in the middle of trying to remove my swingarm and the shaft is froze in. I have tried three types of penetrant lube including pb blaster. I have tried beating on it with a 2x4 and mini sledge. I have tried the swingarm in different positions, angles, you name it. Is there something I have overlooked. I really need someone to throw me a bone here. I am at a loss. anything I am missing? Heat? Bigger hammer and some balls?


"If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride."
"Work to ride and ride to work."
"Accidents hurt - safety doesn't."
Aron31 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 Old 05-21-2011, 07:44 PM
Pretty in Pink, dunno why
 
Tom Schmitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Posts: 7,623
Garage
Did you loosen the aft motor mount?

T

Tom [email protected]

“The muzzle of the Luger looked like the mouth of the Second Street tunnel, but I didn’t move. Not being bullet proof is an idea I had had to get used to.” -Philip Marlowe

“'Why' and 'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.” -Napoleon Bonaparte

Sting like a butterfly.
Noli Timere Messorem
Tom Schmitz is online now  
post #3 of 31 Old 05-21-2011, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Aron31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 297
I did not. Does it say to do that in the manual? I may have overlooked that. It would make sense. Cause the bolt spins but will not for the life of me come out.


"If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride."
"Work to ride and ride to work."
"Accidents hurt - safety doesn't."
Aron31 is offline  
 
post #4 of 31 Old 05-21-2011, 09:22 PM
4th Gear
 
Spec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gateway to Death Valley!
Posts: 1,928
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aron31 View Post
I did not. Does it say to do that in the manual? I may have overlooked that. It would make sense. Cause the bolt spins but will not for the life of me come out.

The bolt gets corroded in the middle that's why it will spin but not come out. Loosen the rear motor mount and get a drift punch and a big hammer. I had to hammer mine most of the way out.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9
Spec is offline  
post #5 of 31 Old 05-21-2011, 09:44 PM
4th Gear
 
vatrader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,263
It may help to get a socket and breaker bar on the bolt head and get the bolt to turn, breaking the bolt free from some of the corrosion. As Tom suggested, loosen the motor mounts to relieve any bind that might be there.

This is the reason I suggested having a 14mm die on hand, in case the threaded bolt end gets boogered beating it out. Some come out as easy as a wheel axle, others are as hard as Chinese arithmetic.

******
“many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased”- Steinbeck, [I]"Travels with Charlie"
[/I]
[IMG]http://i718.photobucket.com/albums/ww187/vatrader01/KLR%20mechanical/04e28c5e.jpg[/IMG]

[FONT="Century Gothic"][I]Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith[/I] [/FONT]
vatrader is offline  
post #6 of 31 Old 05-21-2011, 10:22 PM
Pretty in Pink, dunno why
 
Tom Schmitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Posts: 7,623
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aron31 View Post
...Does it say to do that in the manual?...
No, I don't believe it does.

That's why we're here, eh?

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, and all that...

T

Tom [email protected]

“The muzzle of the Luger looked like the mouth of the Second Street tunnel, but I didn’t move. Not being bullet proof is an idea I had had to get used to.” -Philip Marlowe

“'Why' and 'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.” -Napoleon Bonaparte

Sting like a butterfly.
Noli Timere Messorem
Tom Schmitz is online now  
post #7 of 31 Old 05-21-2011, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Aron31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 297
Mine is being harder than a.... Well a.... Let's just leave that part out. But seriously this thing is in there as they say in BMW land, good n tight. I'll have to try the motor mount trick tomorrow morning. I decided to retire for the night and get some advice before I did anything unwise. I hope this works. I'm already a whole can on pb blaster and another can of another penetrant lube I had laying around deep in this thing. It spins free like nothing is holding it but wacking at it with a rubber mallet did nothing. So upped it to a 2x4 and a mini sledge and still hasn't even budged. It's a tricky little bugger. But I'm not giving up. It's coming out. Even if I have to "sacrifice" a couple days off work to do it...


"If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride."
"Work to ride and ride to work."
"Accidents hurt - safety doesn't."
Aron31 is offline  
post #8 of 31 Old 05-22-2011, 01:46 AM
4th Gear
 
SLO-KLR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paso Robles, CA.
Posts: 1,333
You're gonna need a 3lb sledge hammer and a drift punch just slightly smaller in diameter than the bolt. Lay the bike over so you can get a good angle of attack at the bolt. Swing away baby!
SLO-KLR is offline  
post #9 of 31 Old 05-22-2011, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
2nd Gear
 
Aron31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago IL
Posts: 297
Man. I have never tried so hard to do something and it gone so wrong. This thing is not moving. I am loosing all optimism. I am about 5 swings away from saying the hell with it. Very disappointing.


"If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride."
"Work to ride and ride to work."
"Accidents hurt - safety doesn't."
Aron31 is offline  
post #10 of 31 Old 05-22-2011, 11:42 AM
3rd Gear
 
efigalaxie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Salem, VA
Posts: 522
Send a message via Yahoo to efigalaxie
If the bugger is corroded in the middle, it ain't coming out without a fight. I think maybe you are afraid to whack it too hard. I work on machines with a lot of plastic and have made the same error -not enough pressure or force applied to do what I want. The likely worst that could happen is boogering this bolt beyond repair. So be it. Get another bolt. You could also use a butane torch and try heating it as well.
efigalaxie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome