Originally Posted by HapHazard
I know better than to race anybody.
I have more anti seize than Napa does - I even put it on my breakfast cereal.
The Craftspeople stock had all kinds of bizarre sockets (even pass-thru spline looking things with a pass-thru ratchet) but no 12 pt impacts.
The right fork tube pulled out of the triple clamp with little trouble, the left is a pain in the ballz. I hit it top & bottom with Kroil, tapped a small chisel in the bottom of the lower clamp slot and a pry bar in the top of the slot (with Mrs Hazard applying 1 womanpower), even put my heat gun and put a spacer and hit it with my air impact hammer (
) on it, and the tube still won't come out. I might have to call in the Marines (my neighbor who is a large, fearless diesel mechanic).
I guess that it's rusted into the clamp, seeing as there was no corrosion on the caliper bolts, there has to be rust someplace annoying.
Start the pinch bolts in backwards and put a piece of flat stock in the split. Tighten bolts against the stock to spread the clamp. Should help free things up.
2015 BMW R9T, 2010 Ducati 1098 Streetfighter S
2009 Kaw 650 Versys, 1967 Triumph 650 TT Special