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post #1 of 20 Old 09-14-2006, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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I may need the dealer for mods. Grrrr

:!: :evil: :!:
I can't get the bolt to turn to put on the lowering links!
I can't get the bolt to turn to replace the brake lever that had gotten the tip broken off!
I can't understand how the givi hard case brake lights wire in!
I can't understand how to get the oilier on (and the chain is looking dry)!
This is pissing me off! RRrrrrrrrr

This should be simple stuff
(- the oilier) but all I have managed to do
is slightly strip nuts.

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If you're using the tool kit, that could be a reason for having troubles with the bolts. A small investment in some decent wrenches and sockets would help if you haven't already done so.

Also remember that some fasteners use Lock-tite, a compound that can make it more difficult to loosen them.

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When I disassembled the rear suspension I found that the bolts were very tight. Bolt stretching, thread galling tight. :evil:

The Japanese are also masters at tightening philips head screws. Thankfully Allen heads are now common.

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The nuts are placed with the high strength threadlocker. A little heat will help break it down. The bearings should be regreased and high strength threadlocker applied before assembly. The nuts should be tightened to 56.5 lb-ft.

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I am going to get some more tools.

How do I heat the nuts?
It's not like I have a place were I can use a torch.
???Lighter LOL???
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The easiest for a bike are the miniture butane tourches that all of the Box hardware stores sell.

They are a bit bigger than a Bic lighte, but can be refilled with a Can of Butane.

Next up on the list is the Butane Tourch that are about the size of a quart thermos bottle. They use replacable butane tanks that can also be purchased at the Big Boxes.

Sears Craftsman also handle both sytles of heat sources.

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It's not like I have a place were I can use a torch.
Yes you do. I'll give you one more free mechanic session for your belated birthday present. I already have a torch.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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I am going to get some more tools.

How do I heat the nuts?
It's not like I have a place were I can use a torch.
???Lighter LOL???
You can actually use on of those high-temp, hot air guns. The kind for stipping paint and such. I have one with a snap-on concentrator nozzle. It'll get stuff hot enough to make the thread lock crackle and sizzle.

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Are you turning your wrench counter-clockwise?
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Are you turning your wrench counter-clockwise?
It happens - I had my drill on reverse a few times during my emulator install.

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