GL1200 Left Swing Arm Pivot Bolt

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GL1200 Left Swing Arm Pivot Bolt

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My left side pivot bolt will not screw in all the way. It locks up about 1/4"-1/2" from the needed depth to tighten the swing arm.

It's not binding on the bearing or grease seal. I even completely removed swing arm just to see if pivot bolt would screw all the way through - it will not. It is binding up as the lead bolt threads hit the last of the sleeve threads. It does not look like the threads are gummed up...

Any comments?

I'm going to buy a new/used pivot bolt and try.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: GL1200 Left Swing Arm Pivot Bolt

Post by WingAdmin »

Are the threads damaged on either the bolt or where it screws in? Can you run a tap through without it binding up?

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