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did I mess up my frame?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by brenguy, May 31, 2019.

  1. brenguy

    brenguy XS400 Member

    After hours of painstaking swing arm bolt removal I noticed I may have damaged the inner side of the bolt hole on the frame. This was probably due to me being an idiot and slamming a bolt that didn't fit properly in the hole in attempt to remove the swing arm. (I also had to grind out the swing arm bolt because it had mushroomed a tad and thus the outer ring of the hole has been scuffed by a grinder haha - so two mess ups) The undersized bolt that I hit to remove the swing arm bolt probably mashed up on the inside of the bolt hole. I can't tell if its actual damage or just oil poop that got smudged (I had to leave to work so I could not investigate further but I suppose I could try to use my fingers to pick away any debris and see if its fine).... any tips or direction would be appreciated!

  2. Travis

    Travis Staff Member Staff Member

    I think that will clean up with hand files, emery cloth or sand paper, and paint.

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