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I'm installing the Amotostuff skid plate and need to remove the two bolts holding on the sidestand. They are STUCK! :) Any thoughts on loosening them up. I thought about getting some PB Blaster or similar penetrating oil. Would that work? Or is there a better way?
 

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Penetrating oils are always a good bet. I also used a long socket extension and a 2' piece of pipe over the socket wrench as added leverage. And had my son hold the bike while I piled on the torque.

I had him continue to hold the bike just off the sidestand while I did the rest of the install for that bracket - I didn't have a centerstand at the time.
 

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They probably have threadlocker on them. Some heat may make it much easier to loosen them.
 

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Yes. Heat is the key. They have the high strength locker on them.
 

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I used a pipe on the end of a 1/2 inch drive ratchet. Leverage is the key.

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For sure, those bolts are in real good....... I used half inch sized ratchet and extension. I to think heat is the answer......
 
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