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Grrr...center stand bolt

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chkm8, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. chkm8

    chkm8 XS400 Student

    Trying to remove the center stand and I got the "drivers side" bolt out fine. The other side, however will not come out. The nut comes off but the bolt won't slide out. It does rotate with the center stand when the center stand is moved up and down. Looks like the outside washer is rusted pretty good too. Any ideas how to get this damn thing out?:banghead:
     
  2. bentwrench

    bentwrench DOHC Crazy Top Contributor

    1. Penetrating oil.
    if that doesn't work
    2. Heat.
    if that doesn't work
    3. 6-sided hex on breaker bar (angles might be odd for a centre stand bolt, but hopefully you can get some leverage.)
    if that doesn't work
    4. Cut off wheel.
     
  3. chkm8

    chkm8 XS400 Student

    Tried penetrating oil, I'll try heat next. Hopefully I don't catch to much on fire. The breaker bar might work since the bolt is on the high side. Is it possible for the bolt to be rusted onto the stand?
     
  4. bentwrench

    bentwrench DOHC Crazy Top Contributor

    Yes. But it will break free eventually.
     
  5. chkm8

    chkm8 XS400 Student

    Used the penetrating oil, then the breaker bar and 6 sided socket to test and success! Center stand is off and nothing broke or stripped. I feel a little empty, it usually doesn't end this well.
     
  6. bentwrench

    bentwrench DOHC Crazy Top Contributor

    Ha! Disappointed that it worked? That's funny...
     
  7. chkm8

    chkm8 XS400 Student

    Just used to SOPICA (solve one problem, inadvertently create another)
     

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