929 Front Sprocket Bolt grrrrrrrrrr

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  1. matzxr

    matzxr New Member

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    help/advice !!!!!!!

    Front sprocket bolt is seized solid.
    Soaked in WD40
    Tried using breaker bar
    More WD
    Bought an Impact Gun, still no joy !!!!!!

    At a loss now, ideas please !!!
     
  2. mgoode180566

    mgoode180566 Active Member

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    get some heat on it and use a breaker bar
     
  3. matzxr

    matzxr New Member

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    Tried that
     
  4. mgoode180566

    mgoode180566 Active Member

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    im surprised an impact gun wont touch it, have you tapped it will hot with a hammer to maybe break the grip on the threads
     
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  5. Jez

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    I agree with heat and tapping with hammer on the head sometimes it needs to be loads of heat but don't melt the seals. impact gun is better than breaker bar as it is less likely to shear, Good luck Do not rush
     
  6. matzxr

    matzxr New Member

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    Finally got the fookin bolt out !!!!!
    Carefully cut washer away with dremel.
    Soaked it in Aerokroil.
    Buzzed it off with impact gun.

    Rigmarole !!!!!!
     
  7. Gaffa22

    Gaffa22 Active Member

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    Things like that can turn a 20 mins job into an all day nightmare
    Well done for persevering and getting it sorted
     
  8. Boothman

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    Well done
     
  9. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree Gaffa. As I've mentioned in my Chinese Fairing thread, we approach our task with enthusiasm thinking, 'Yeah, I should be done in one hour, ' and then 5 hours later we're hardly advanced!:rolleyes:

    So matzxr, I guess you're on a roll now!!:)
     
  10. Gaffa22

    Gaffa22 Active Member

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    I used to be a full time motor mechanic nigel, so have had plenty of experiences of "oh shit" moments. :oops::rolleyes::mad::eek:
     
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  11. mgoode180566

    mgoode180566 Active Member

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    what is the torque setting when replacing the front sprocket ?
     
  12. Boothman

    Boothman New Member

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    54 Nm in the book @mgoode180566 see..... upload_2018-12-3_18-37-29.jpeg
     
  13. 7belowzero

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    The last time I had this exact same problem, I used a soldering iron on the head for a while and got it quite hot and hey-presto out it came... Not the 5 min job that I thought though. :)
     
  14. matzxr

    matzxr New Member

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    So, new sprocket, new washer and bolt on.

    New problem !!!!!!!
    Replacing rear tail unit, back light screws seized !!!!! Cannot shift them, even ground 2 flats on one to use a 7mm spanner, mounting post nearly snapping off.
    Never had a Honda before, won’t get another that’s for sure, hating this bike.
     
  15. Gaffa22

    Gaffa22 Active Member

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    and the Honda build quality is generally better than the alternatives
     
  16. matzxr

    matzxr New Member

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    This is very debatable.
    Restored a few 89 exups, never had grief like this and they’re 12yrs older.
     
  17. mgoode180566

    mgoode180566 Active Member

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    get some CRACK IT from screwfix
     
  18. nigelrb

    nigelrb Well-Known Member

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    I get CRACK all the time - but not from Screwfix!!:D
     
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  19. mgoode180566

    mgoode180566 Active Member

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    ok but is it as effective at loosening rusty and seized old nuts !
     
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  20. Gaffa22

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    well the best thing for seized rusty nuts is Acetone mixed with ATF
    As for Crack i cant comment unless its the hairy variety o_O
     
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