Front Axle Bolt


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Front Axle Bolt

Postby Gfrosty » Tue May 12, 2015 9:50 pm



I'm trying to remove the nut and it won't turn either direction so I would like to know if the bolt is left hand thread or right hand?



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Re: Front Axle Bolt

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Tue May 12, 2015 10:38 pm

lefty loosey righty tighty

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Re: Front Axle Bolt

Postby Gfrosty » Tue May 12, 2015 10:47 pm

Thanks that is what I thought but when it wasn't moving when I use a hammer thought I would ask if anyone knew it it was left hand thread not right hand as direction of travel could loosen if it was right hand maybe.

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Re: Front Axle Bolt

Postby Overdog » Wed May 13, 2015 5:23 am

Did you loosen the two bolts on the lower clamp first?

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Re: Front Axle Bolt

Postby Gfrosty » Wed May 13, 2015 7:36 am

I have the front wheel off and on a work bench, am about to take to my work to use an impact wrench cause a 2# club hammer on ratchet hasn't worked in both directions

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Re: Front Axle Bolt

Postby Dogsled » Mon May 18, 2015 10:22 am

We had one in my buddy's shop that was the same way. Somebody before had that thing coated with red Loctite and the gun was slow more than half way off.....he musta used a whole tube of the stuff........
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Re: Front Axle Bolt

Postby Earl43P » Tue May 19, 2015 7:07 am

Apply moderate heat with a propane torch (not trying to make it glow red), then soak it with penetrant.
ATF and acetone is a great penetrant.
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Re: Front Axle Bolt

Postby Gfrosty » Tue May 19, 2015 10:08 pm

I didn't get it off but did get the speedo working after using an impact at work the speedo insert popped out and I could put it back together right

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Re: Front Axle Bolt

Postby Dogsled » Wed May 20, 2015 11:00 am

I'm confused here.....How the heck did you get the front wheel off without taking the axle nut off and driving the axle out for the wheel to drop down ? (I just noticed you said the wheel was off)...........I am assuming you pulled the forks off to get this far?????

Also, Was the speedo cable still in hooked on when you, removed it?

Was this bike left outside for several years? Seeing as the speedo cable was frozen too. It's amazing you got the calipers off.....

Overdog, you'd leave the bottom clamps tight until you got the big nut off, it keeps the axle from spinning when you're breaking it loose.


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