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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by gninnam, Jun 14, 2022.

  1. I would heat the bolt directly with a mini butane torch if you have one, this should help release any threadlock that may be the problem, If you just heat the bolt itself I personally don't think there would be any significant heat transfer into the fork leg from that distance.
    If you're really paranoid then wrap a wet rag around the fork.

    While I agree about not cutting a slot maybe filing flats either side will give more purchase for the mole grips without weakening the remaining bolt too much.

    Other than that if you've already got a welder and you're handy with it then whack a nut on the end and it'll be out in a jiffy.
    now you've got the stand you could easily drop out the fork if you're worried about welding on the bike.
     
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  2. Nik

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    If that doesn’t work then I can’t imagine what will.If all else fails I have a fork leg you can have.Been sat in the garage a while but is in good condition.Not that it will come to that.
     
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  3. gninnam

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    Cheers chaps - I think taking the fork leg out and working on it on in the horizontal will be easier an better.
    Yes, handy with a welder (rebuilt an old 72 VW camper a few years back and carried out the fabrication and welding myself) just never used on a bike....

    Cheers
     
  4. Prolific12

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    I’m glad to be here


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  5. gninnam

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    Planning on taking the fork leg out today - anything I need to be aware of before/during/after?
     
  6. StMarks

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    Fairly straightforward imho.
    Although fwiw I think that holding the fork leg securely without damaging it once removed may prove challenging, and doing so would be very much a last resort approach for me.
     
  7. gninnam

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    Thanks
    Managed it with no problem. As you said, fairly straightforward.
    Will think now about how best to tackle it (my use my local garage to have a look).
     

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