Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cornelius, North Carolina, USA
It will reduce your frustration immensely if you will get high quality, heavy duty tools to do this job right. Anything else will possibly lead to a LOT of frustration. Here's what I would recommend:
1/2" Drive BREAKER Bar (not a ratchet) at least 18" in length
3' long piece of thick walled pipe that will fit over the handle on the breaker bar for added leverage. (trust me -- you need it to be at least 3' long)
Get a modified 30mm socket to re-install the swing arm pivots and an extra long allen wrench to use with it (added length helps keep it from moving).
When you try to break the swingarm pivots loose, make sure you keep the socket (a six-point hopefully) very squared on the bolt/nut to prevent rounding. Using the 3' piece of pipe as a cheater bar, apply strong, constant pressure (counterclockwise) and it will POP loose. Be patient!
If you want to borrow a socket, many on here have them, including myself. Just let us know.
Cornelius, NC USA
'06 Goldwing - "The Black Pearl"
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