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post #1 of 3 Old Apr 11th, 2010, 8:24 pm Thread Starter
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Question Problem: Paralever removal

hi, haven't posted in a long while, so I'll get to it. I haven't needed to do any major repairs til now. My '99 LT, with, (belief it or not) 66K on it, has started leaking at gearbox/engine area and I think it is gear oil. The problem is the bearing journals on the left side seems to be seized and the right one took an impact wrench to remove, which seems a bit much for a 14mm fitting. I have already broken two cheep 14mm sockets used with a cheater bar. Ok, the question is, has anyone had this problem, and if so, have they used anything than penetrating oil and/or heat to loosen it? Perhaps, there is something I missed and perhaps one of you can ilu, illu, educate me. I need some help, gotta vacation coming up at the end of May.
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post #2 of 3 Old Apr 11th, 2010, 10:26 pm
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Re: Problem: Paralever removal

This could have been posted in the K1200 area. But I have had problems here as well. I busted a good snap-on socket even. I did get each of them apart but one required the use of an outside easy out that was driven over the buggered 14mm post. The second one I could not get out on the bike. You can remove the swing arm with one of the pivot posts removed and the other on in place. You have to remove the drive shaft and exhaust then it will swing out.

Now for the bad news, Doug Rooda has his at the dealer and even with the swing arm out they cannot get the pin out. He has a used one coming from Dick in TX. His is a 99 by the way.

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Fortunately, for me, I got some insight from an old mechanic. it took a week of soaking it in penetrating oil, and then a bit of heat to warm up the steel and it broke loose. That made me very happy. So, i guess a bit of time, liberal application of penetrating oil and heat seems to be the answer and patience.
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