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Old 01-16-2013, 08:13 AM   #23
ttpete
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Originally Posted by HapHazard View Post
^I ran out into the garage to give it a try. I tightened the bolt in as directed against steel stock in the slot as tight as I dared with a closed end wrench (pretty tight), twisted, pulled tapped with hammer on top with spacer - no joy.

I gave it another shot of penetrating oil. How much force should I tighten the bolt?

Many thanks!
Be careful. I wouldn't get too eager on that, especially if the triple is a casting. All you want to do is relax any tension it might have. Let it soak and occasionally tap the clamp with a plastic hammer. If you can get a strap wrench, you could try twisting the tube to free it up.
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