Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oak Harbor, WA, USA
more about the final drive (does it ever end?)
My drive went TU recently leaving me baking in the Western Washington sun..(Yay, Sun!!) I got the bike to a safe place, removed the drive, took it home, and proceeded to dismantle it to view the destruction....Problem occurred when I tried to remove the brake rotor...I had consulted my clymers first, and it said to heat the fastener to 250 degrees with a heat gun....I don't have a thermometer but I figured 250 was a bunch. I heated the screw, and tried to turn it...no joy..I heated it again, still no joy, got out the torch, heated the crap out of it, got 1 turn before it quit turning, then I ended up stripping the hex opening on the screw...crap! I tried to get the other screw out, a little heat, a little torq, pop, unscrewed just like it should...I have now drilled out the head on the other one, and tried to heat it, use a vise grip, prayed over it using terminology found in devil worship!!! lol! No joy, What is holding it? I could see that the other screw had some type of loctite on it, and assumed the heating process was to loosen or soften the loctite. I guess I'll have to take it to a machine shop to get it removed. Any thoughts appreciated...
2000 K1200LT "a great ride"
2002 GL1800 powerful, but boring..(gone)
1979 XS1100 (gone)
1986 VT500 Ascot (gone)
1972 Honda 500-4 (gone)
1961 Lambretta (way gone)
1962 Allstate Compact (gone but not forgotten)
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