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Old 04-07-2011, 10:24 PM   #8071
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Arghh!

However, now I can't get the friggin swingarm bolt out. Left side nut came off with lots of cussing and brute strength. The right-side will not budge. I have used cheater bars, liquid wrench, impact wrneches, etc.

Any ideas for either repairing the adjustment bolts or getting the friggin swingarm off??
I am living this now too ! I bought an '03 a few months ago and am putting on a DSK and checking the thing over. I probably wouldn't even have noticed the seized axle except I had heard that the suspension setup from the factory is pretty sparse in the grease dept so I thought I'd pull the linkage, etc. The swingarm would barely move up & down !! I spent a couple hours on it with an impact hammer, breaker, etc. No luck !

A few questions for all the guys who have had their axles out...

1) Can I assume the bearings (or spacers) are seized to the axle ?
2) Is beating it out of there going to damage the frame/swingarm ? Does the RH side of the axle thread into anything, like the spacers ?


Thanks !

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Old 04-08-2011, 09:09 AM   #8072
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after seeing HRC all the time I thought I'd go check out the site and have a look around.......has anyone ever noticed the last name of the President of HRC?

Wow that might explain the weak subframes...LOL *because bikes like the Suzuki Hayabusa had subframe failures*
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:14 AM   #8073
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I am living this now too ! I bought an '03 a few months ago and am putting on a DSK and checking the thing over. I probably wouldn't even have noticed the seized axle except I had heard that the suspension setup from the factory is pretty sparse in the grease dept so I thought I'd pull the linkage, etc. The swingarm would barely move up & down !! I spent a couple hours on it with an impact hammer, breaker, etc. No luck !

A few questions for all the guys who have had their axles out...

1) Can I assume the bearings (or spacers) are seized to the axle ?
2) Is beating it out of there going to damage the frame/swingarm ? Does the RH side of the axle thread into anything, like the spacers ?


Thanks !

Rup
1) Yes, the axle bolt is seized to the bearing collars/sleeves.
2) The axle bolt does not thread to anything. Just remove the nut on the left side and it is "supposed to" slide right out. I don't think you can damage anything by beating it out. Just don't miss with the hammer.
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Old 04-08-2011, 09:18 AM   #8074
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Swingarm bolt

Here is another option on removing swingarm bolts. This is what motivated me to install new swingarm and lingage bearings recently http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532835
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:03 AM   #8075
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oingo boingo

hey you guys!

I've been thinking about changing the fork oil from 5 to 2.5 to help keep the front planted through rock gardens and generally smooth out the rough stuff.

My question is do you need to change the shock oil to the same weight? My concern is that the back end would start kicking up/out with the front softened up.

Cheers & Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:33 PM   #8076
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headlight question

So I am going to be running my bike with out a headlight and just a number plate will it hurt the stator to do this or anything else on the bike for that matter.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:06 PM   #8077
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:38 PM   #8078
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hey you guys!

I've been thinking about changing the fork oil from 5 to 2.5 to help keep the front planted through rock gardens and generally smooth out the rough stuff.

My question is do you need to change the shock oil to the same weight? My concern is that the back end would start kicking up/out with the front softened up.

Cheers & Thanks!
Change out the fork oil,
it is like whale snot and you may have rust on the fork springs.

2.5wt oil is ok to use.
The rear kicks anyways.

The biggest help is to use fork and shock springs of your weight.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:27 PM   #8079
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1) Yes, the axle bolt is seized to the bearing collars/sleeves.
2) The axle bolt does not thread to anything. Just remove the nut on the left side and it is "supposed to" slide right out. I don't think you can damage anything by beating it out. Just don't miss with the hammer.
Thanks, that makes me feel a bit easier about pounding on this thing !

I'm headed to the Honda shop first thing tomorrow to make sure they can get me the parts (I suspect I'll replace everything but the swingarm itself at this point) and then it's whacking time. I'll keep you all posted on how it goes. Really don't want to have to cut the swingarm in half . . . . . .
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:31 PM   #8080
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Footpeg Bolts

I'm going to try and track down some high-grade replacement bolts for the RH footpeg on my '03 650R. Anyone else in western Canada need some ? I suspect I'll have to buy a minimum qty so I may have some to sell.

PM me if you're interested. I'll call my supplier next week and see what they can do.

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Old 04-08-2011, 08:24 PM   #8081
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I'm going to try and track down some high-grade replacement bolts for the RH footpeg on my '03 650R. Anyone else in western Canada need some ? I suspect I'll have to buy a minimum qty so I may have some to sell.

PM me if you're interested. I'll call my supplier next week and see what they can do.

try this for your bolts may save a bucks

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/LOOK-XR650r-X...item41584b4701
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:44 PM   #8082
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XR650R right foot peg, best fix IMO:

http://www.animalhousedesigns.net/products.htm



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Old 04-08-2011, 09:26 PM   #8083
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XR650R right foot peg, best fix IMO:

http://www.animalhousedesigns.net/products.htm



When or if mine gives me problems I'll fire up the welder instead of paying $75, IMO that's pretty steep considering how easy their mod would be to make. They got a great price on the oil sight tube though.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:20 PM   #8084
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I copied the animalhousedesigns right peg mod about 5 years ago now, never had to worry about it since.





I might have to put some paint on it one day
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:06 AM   #8085
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I'm going to try and track down some high-grade replacement bolts for the RH footpeg on my '03 650R. Anyone else in western Canada need some ? I suspect I'll have to buy a minimum qty so I may have some to sell.

PM me if you're interested. I'll call my supplier next week and see what they can do.

Contact modette, he may still have a couple from when we replaced ours. then you don't need to buy a batch
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