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Old Today, 01:24 AM   #1
appleseed OP
Joined: Jul 2014
Oddometer: 2
Seized swingarm bolt

Hi all

It seems my xrr's swingarm bolt may never have been removed in 14 years

I have been beating it with a hammer and drift for a bit and gave up to give it some thought

Anyhow I haven't tried applying any wd40 etc yet but was wondering if there is any value or if it is a bad idea to drill two small holes in the engine case where they seem to seize?
From what i can find there is no engine oil passing that area as there are webbing's separating this from the main crank/gear box so it seems feasible.

The plan is to then tap the holes and put a grub screw or similar in the holes to keep the crud out and hopefully make this job easier in the future if is goes pear shaped again.
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Old Today, 01:29 AM   #2
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Joined: Apr 2014
Location: Melburn, 'Straylia
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My xr400 has zerk fittings on the swingarm this might be a better place to put them?

I have seen somewhere that wd40 is a poor penetrating lubricant and there are much better options available.
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