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RobS
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Post by RobS » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:03 pm

Hi people's,
I was given a Raptor 1000 in June that hadn't been run for many years, and was in a sorry state. Glad to say I got it going again and on the road.
After my final ride for this year, I took it off the road (sorn).
I wanted to change the front tyre, but can't remove the wheel axle, as it's siezed in the threaded bush.
If I loosen the fork clamps I can push the axle a bit, so I was wondering if I was to cut the shoulder off the bush, would I be able to push the whole axle through the wheel.
What do people think, or have any other ideas.

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Post by shebee » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:57 pm

Welcome in... :happyhappy:...

Looking at the exploded diagram... on the oem parts site...

https://www.oemmotorparts.com/oem5.asp? ... A-RAP-1_CI

It does look viable... if you can get the shoulder cut off without too much damage, there may be someone with a front end in bits that can confirm.
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Post by RobS » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:19 pm

Thanks for the advice, once it's out I can take a few measurements, and see if I can get a spare off another bike.

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Post by Craigfell » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:26 pm

I had to do up the pinch bolts on the threaded bush part & get a big spanner with a big scaffold bar on the end.. It's not the right way but its not wrong if it works :D

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Post by andybaggies » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:48 pm

I had to do up the pinch bolts on the threaded bush part & get a big spanner with a big scaffold bar on the end.. It's not the right way but its not wrong if it works :D
That the way I've always done it & thought it's how it should be done :? without the need for the big scaffold bar mind....

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Post by RobS » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:07 pm

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Post by RobS » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:04 pm

A metre long scaffold pole did the trick.
Good job I didn't go ahead with plan A, cutting rim of bush, as the bush doesn't pass through the wheel bearings. :thumbsup:

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Post by shebee » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:33 pm

:happyhappy: :D
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