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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?
  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)
  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?
  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.