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Old 06-11-18, 05:42 PM   #21
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Bingo. My small metal plates were too big to fit in the box around the captive nut. There's a small loop of metal under it that stops you getting anything in there! Did just about manage to jam my smallest flat bladed electrical screwrider tip in there enough to jam it up and got the bolt out! Exhaust is now all off!


Going to do all the bits I set out to do (need to feel I'm making some progress with the actual job I set out to do!) and get it back together and deal with the sheared bolt last. Hopefully it'll be in a rideable state by then to ride it to the workshop to deal with that.


Looking at the other gasket collars they are similar. I didn't realise there is a mm or two gap at the end anyway on all of them, so the end isn't in as bad condition as I thought and the main section of it is very smooth inside. Will use some sort of assembly paste too. Any particular recommendations? Unless... I've got most of a tube of Loctite MR 5922 flange sealant left over from a previous job. It's good to +200ºc and drys flexible. Would that be suitable?

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Old 06-11-18, 08:14 PM   #22
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Next puzzle... swing arm lock nut on the right and the regular nut on the left are off. Does the swingrm pivot need unscrewing out or just get pushed out? The right end seems to have space for a 20mm allen key? Do I need to get yet another tool or anyone got any tips of how to cheat and not buy a 20mm allen key?
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Old 07-11-18, 08:11 AM   #23
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if you have a selection of bolts, find one with the correct size head, lock two nuts onto it and use that.
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Old 07-11-18, 10:17 AM   #24
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if you have a selection of bolts, find one with the correct size head, lock two nuts onto it and use that.

I'd seen people welding nuts onto bolts but locking two together is much simpler. Thanks for the tip.
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or you could add one to your tool collection for £13.86

https://www.uktools.com/20mm-12drive-hex-impact-socket
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Old 07-11-18, 11:04 AM   #26
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Cheers. I've just bought 3 other large sizes for my workshop for bicycle cassette jobs though, so trying to not spend more on tools at the moment. It's all adding up, with the castellated locknut tool, Abba swingarm removal adaptors, new socket for sprocket etc.
Doing the usual quick cheap easy job and it's getting complicated and expensive!


I've worked out that my spark plug socket reversed and used on an extension (with the rubber sleeve removed from the inside) has flats on the outside that fit perfectly. So, swingarm pivot is now out!
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Next puzzle... swing arm lock nut on the right and the regular nut on the left are off. Does the swingrm pivot need unscrewing out or just get pushed out? The right end seems to have space for a 20mm allen key? Do I need to get yet another tool or anyone got any tips of how to cheat and not buy a 20mm allen key?
EBay and search swing are removal tool it's about 15 quid and easier than mucking on

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Cheers. I already have that tool and the castellated nut was the first thing off a few days ago. I was referring something to unscrew the pivot (swingarm axle) with as Pointys seem to need a 20mm allen key to slot in and unscrew, whereas my Haynes manual was saying it's an external socket surface to turn against, but I'm guessing that is for Curvys.


All done now anyway. Cheers.
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if you think the tool is expensive wait to see if you need new bearings.... kerchingggggggg.

you will also need the allan socket to put it back together again.
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Cheers. I already have that tool and the castellated nut was the first thing off a few days ago. I was referring something to unscrew the pivot (swingarm axle) with as Pointys seem to need a 20mm allen key to slot in and unscrew, whereas my Haynes manual was saying it's an external socket surface to turn against, but I'm guessing that is for Curvys.


All done now anyway. Cheers.
Sorry yes it's the Allen socket.
Tbh they're not too expensive even for brand items
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if you think the tool is expensive wait to see if you need new bearings.... kerchingggggggg.

you will also need the allan socket to put it back together again.
Thankfully never had that displeasure on the white bike

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