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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 04:58 PM
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So Phil, have you tried some penetrating spray / soak / leave a couple of hours..repeat...and then tried to loosen one of the studs? If it doesn't move at all...then using heat may be the next option before resorting to cold hard cash.....can you post a pic of that rear bolt?

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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I decided to leave them be for now. Actually today I got the bike ready for winter. Since for the forseable future it really won't break much above 40 degrees.

As far as the bolts, the rear ones seem like they will come off somewhat easily when I decide to deal with them. After playing with them the other night they actually got slightly loose and I needed to tighten them today. The rusted OEM ones look like trouble. They really look like they will strip out before they sheer.

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If going to be setting for awhile, maybe good time to spray them with penetrating oil every couple days. Do this for a couple weeks and you should have no problem getting them out when, and if the times comes.
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If going to be setting for awhile, maybe good time to spray them with penetrating oil every couple days. Do this for a couple weeks and you should have no problem getting them out when, and if the times comes.
That's a good idea Rick. I've never had the patience for this but like they say patience is a virtue. I'll do that next time with something I just don't want to tackle right away since it will help me with procrastinating in doing it.

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