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Tight exhaust bolts

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by saba, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. I've got a flat rear tyre on my VL250.

    I bought a rear swingarm stand (as I don't have a center stand) to remove the rear wheel, but I am unable to use it as the exhaust is blocking the swing arm on the right side. I need to remove the exhaust.



    There are two bolts holding the body of it to the bikes frame, but I am unable to make them budge no matter how much might I apply to them.

    How would I go about removing the bolts?
     
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  2. First spray some possum piss on them.. (WD40) or some anti seize spray, let it sit for a few mins, spray some more, and keep trying, and sometimes if it won't undo do it up.(then undo it)
     
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  3. Good idea. I've sprayed some on and will douse it.

    I'd be completely wrong in thinking locktite would be on such bolts, wouldn't I?
     
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  4. Tighten them a fraction and then undo them.

    Tapping a proper sized spanner held in position on the nut with a hammer
    will usually work, Don't let the spanner slip off.
     
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