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Discussion in 'General' started by bushman, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. bushman

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    Just went to remove front axle on my 05 chopper so I can service my forks, and can't move the left axle bolt? There are 2 correct.Help needed
    Later, Wes
     
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    you've loosened the pinch bolts have you?
     
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    Pinch bolts!
     
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    as you are sitting on the bike, the left bolt came loose somewhat easy, but the left one is a S.O.B.
     
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    Sorry the RIGHT bolt is a SOB
     
  6. Raywood

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    Bush, check out my "How To" on changing the front tire. It shows how it comes apart. I've also posted the schematics from the service manual in the gallery.

    :cheers:
     
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    narow37 Angry Southern White Man

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    there are two pinch bolts on the back side of the left leg from the front of the bike. they pinch the axle bolt and keep it from coming loose.
     
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    #8 Raywood, Nov 19, 2009
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    Thanks for the responses everyone, when Lee said pinch bolts I went down to the man cave and investigated. It loosened right up after the "pinch bolts" were removed. DUH!
    Thanks Ray, I was looking at the manual for 20 min before I started,and still never noticed the pinch bolts.
    Again thanks everyone
    Wes
     
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    no problem, glad you found it, easy mistake.
     
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    Ditto Mega thanks for your info on rebuilding the forks (gasman, et al) and the pinch bolts on the front wheel axle. I had just put a long screwdriver and a rubber mallet on the work bench to pound that cotton-pick in' axle out when the idea fairy lighted on my shoulder and whispered in my good ear to check the Forum out first. SOOO glad I did..so is my BD K9!
     
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    Aaah! THOSE two 1/4-20 pinch screws at the bottom of the right (as sitting on bike) Lowe leg! Service Manual Page 2-90 Rev. B , left column, 4th paragraph from bottom of page!
     
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    I wish that little voice would have shouted in my ear the first time I took mine apart.
     
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    I wish the little voice had told me the bolt was already bottomed out before that last twist.... :( Bushing and left hand drill and I will get it removed. Shorter bolts will go back in.....
     
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    Use Stainless not Chrome on those pinch bolts there so it will only be a grade 5. Just so if it happens again it's a LOT easier to drill out.

    I actually think the manual states Stainless too...and only like 12 ft/lbs or something.

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    Yeah, the axle would not tighten up so I just kept cranking. I hope it drills out easy....ha!
     

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