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post #1 of 24 Old 07-21-2010, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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919 Chain Adjuster Bolt very tight

I just went to loosen my chain to change out the front sprocket and found that the previous owner had badly rounded the left chain adjuster bolt (apparently had a problem with a tight adjuster bolt). I put a socket on it and it didn't budge and rounded it even worse. I tried turning the right bolt and it turns extremely hard. Am I doing something wrong or is there a locknut? Turning the adjusting bolt on my CB750 is very easy, so I am surprised by this.

What I did: I put the bike on the centerstand, I loosened the axle nut and turned the axle to make sure it was loose, then I tried turning the adjusting bolts.

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post #2 of 24 Old 07-21-2010, 06:35 PM
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If it is anything like mine, it is not just tight but seized. It is fairly uncommon but I know of a few cases it has happened. You can try putting some heat to your swingarm and using vise grip. I am betting it will not come out at all. I had to grind part of the bolt away so I could move my axel back. Took a long time with a dremel. After that I tap threads into the back of the chain adjuster so the bolt goes against the back of the swingarm. Not the prettiest but it works. If you do this you will need some lock-tight on the threads of the bolt or it will back its way out.

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post #3 of 24 Old 07-21-2010, 06:36 PM
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you are doing it right, are the bolts on the bike corroded? that bolt should be pretty easy to turn, I can't imagine how some one would stip it out and cross thread it since it never leaves the swing arm

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liquid wrench... or better yet areokroil ... spray some on let it sit and it should free things up.

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All of the above.

Remove the wheel. Let everything sit for a while with penetrating oil reapplied periodically for several hours. CAREFULLY apply some heat. Don't overdo it. With vice-grips, work bolt gently in both directions until you get it to move. Then it should come out and you can hopefully replace it. You may need to re-tap the holes.

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Thank you for the advice. I am going to hit it with liquid wrench overnight and then see what I can do with it tomorrow. Not exactly how I wanted to be spending my time with a new bike, but as long as I have it ready to go for the last weekend in July I'll be happy.

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Liquid wrench sucks, PB blaster.

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PB blaster is like childs play compared to AeroKroil.

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Liquid wrench sucks, PB blaster.

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Liquid wrench isn't what it used to be...they changed it for some reason and now it hardly works. PB works like Liquid wrench use to!

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PB blaster is like childs play compared to AeroKroil.
I've never seen it. Where do you get it?

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I've never seen it. Where do you get it?
i get it through a friend but you can get it online... but seroiusly... if you thought PB blaster worked well... you havnt tried AeroKroil.

Story.... my buddy's truck had a hub that needed replacing.... the original hub went bad and to take it off you had to undo 4 bolt that were factory torqued to 110ftlbs... pair that with 8+ yrs of road grime you got some seriously self welded on bolt. We tried everything, ended up breaking a 3/8ths breaker bar, and 2 20mm sockets untill i said... ok let me grab my AeroKroil... sprayed some on... waited 5 min sprayed some more, waited 15... came back and the bolts came undone like they wernt even tight.

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i get it through a friend but you can get it online... but seroiusly... if you thought PB blaster worked well... you havnt tried AeroKroil.

Story.... my buddy's truck had a hub that needed replacing.... the original hub went bad and to take it off you had to undo 4 bolt that were factory torqued to 110ftlbs... pair that with 8+ yrs of road grime you got some seriously self welded on bolt. We tried everything, ended up breaking a 3/8ths breaker bar, and 2 20mm sockets untill i said... ok let me grab my AeroKroil... sprayed some on... waited 5 min sprayed some more, waited 15... came back and the bolts came undone like they wernt even tight.
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PB Blaster eats styrofoam. While in high school, I thought it would be a good idea to empty a can of PB into a cup to clean a few parts. Came back with the parts to find a big puddle of goo and one heck of a mess.

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Take a hammer to slam the end of the adjuster bolt in a bunch of times. This will serve to fracture corrosion. It's a trick I use and it works. I still use Liquid Wrench....nothing else, so even if the formula has changed, these other guys suck allot of dick. I know....they were over my house last night.

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i get it through a friend but you can get it online... but seroiusly... if you thought PB blaster worked well... you havnt tried AeroKroil.

Story.... my buddy's truck had a hub that needed replacing.... the original hub went bad and to take it off you had to undo 4 bolt that were factory torqued to 110ftlbs... pair that with 8+ yrs of road grime you got some seriously self welded on bolt. We tried everything, ended up breaking a 3/8ths breaker bar, and 2 20mm sockets untill i said... ok let me grab my AeroKroil... sprayed some on... waited 5 min sprayed some more, waited 15... came back and the bolts came undone like they wernt even tight.
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I want to climb uphill in your avatar, drew. Fuck that stuck adjuster bolt!

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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Me too! But I need to be REALLY carefull at work...

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Me too! But I need to be REALLY carefull at work...
Mmmmmmm, ya. That's best. Employers these days don't have a sense of humor.

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