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post #1 of 7 Old May 29th, 2019, 3:53 am Thread Starter
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Engine bolt removal

Trying to install R&G Adventure Bars. The large upper engine bolt needs to come out. Got the nut loose but even holding the torx end of the bolt and using an impact gun on the nut wont spin it off. They must have used interference fit threads. What a pain! Any ideas? Anyone else have a hard time getting that bolt out? Could sure use some advice. Sprayed it with liquid wrench but still no go.

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Trying to install R&G Adventure Bars. The large upper engine bolt needs to come out. Got the nut loose but even holding the torx end of the bolt and using an impact gun on the nut wont spin it off. They must have used interference fit threads. What a pain! Any ideas? Anyone else have a hard time getting that bolt out? Could sure use some advice. Sprayed it with liquid wrench but still no go.
Have you tried putting the bike on the side stand and trying it.
Or, even try using a jack or straps to remove the load from the relevant items.
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Engine is supported by a jack. The bolt turns easily from either side. It seems the nut is seized on the end of the bolt.

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Finally got it off. After soaking overnight in liquid wrench and using the impact it came loose. Man what a pain for one person to do. Oh yeah, there was locktite on it too 🤬

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Finally got it off. After soaking overnight in liquid wrench and using the impact it came loose. Man what a pain for one person to do. Oh yeah, there was locktite on it too 🤬
Was it red locktite? I'm asking because the red stuff need to be heated to be able to remove.

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So....when you install it use BLUE Loctite...



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It wasn’t blue or red but some other brownish grey stuff. No loctite on the new hardware, the nuts are nylocks.

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