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Old 05-28-2006, 08:06 PM   #16
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To free stuck header bolts (commonly happens on Warriors and other header studs) use a torch. Heat up the area around the studs for a bit. With a glove and wrench in hand try and remove the stud/nut - it should slowly give and allow you to unscrew it. The Cylinder head expands much more then the stud when heated allowing you to unscrew it. When you come across a stubborn header stud/bolt while trying to get your header off STOP and use this method; you can BREAK the stud EASILY inside the head when applying to much force attempting to break it free.
A very wise man told me that in this instance one should use a MAPP/Oxygen torch.

Propane does not burn hot enough and Oxy/Acetaline burns too hot.



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Old 05-29-2006, 02:38 AM   #17
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I have a good one for you guys. One of my gas tank bolts is crossthreaded and ruined inside. It just turns in there but I can't get it in or out. I have tried alot of things but it won't come out. Its no big deal, I still have the other 3 bolts tight.
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:38 AM   #18
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Most of the time, if you can get somthing under a bolt like that.
A small pry bar or screw driver or somthing. You can pry up on it while turning it and it will back out.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:34 AM   #19
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Yeah, try slipping something under it, or maybe get a set of vice grips on it and pull up as you unscrew it. It's probably stripped threads on the bolt, and still good threads on the frame. I don't know why, but yamaha's bolts are soooo fucking weak it's outrageous. I've had like 3 or 4 twist in half just tightening them up.
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Old 05-29-2006, 04:09 PM   #20
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Thanks guys, I'll give it a shot. One of my bumper mount threads are all stripped out in the frame. I have also ruined a few bolts. Seems that there is cheap metal everywhere.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:22 PM   #21
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Well I am sick of this shit. I just removed one of my front hubs to replace the bearings and snapped both caliper mounting bolts off. I don't get it, its not like the bolts have been in there for a decade, its an 03. I guess I'll have to drill them out and tap them. Funny, I have yet to break anything on my brothers honda, and its 4 years older.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:41 PM   #22
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That's because honda doesn't use the shitty lead-aluminum based fasteners that yamaha does. I can't even count how many times i've turned bolts 1/4 turn past finger-tight and sheared the head right off on a yamaha, and in the 6 years i've had hondas i don't remember that happening once. Hell, it doesn't even happen on my cousin's old rusted out suzuki lt250r, and that's 21 years old. Yamaha really has a tendency to cheap out on some things, like their fasteners, and some of their welding. I can't believe how unbelievably shitty looking the welds are on my frame, and am amazed that it didn't collapse yet.
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Old 08-26-2007, 09:09 PM   #23
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I was replacing my swingarm bearings today and they are so bad they fell apart. The outer part of the bearing is stuck in there and i cant beat it out because the bar keeps sliping off of it.
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Old 09-30-2007, 07:24 PM   #24
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Here is a good hint. Make sure your turning it the right way.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:14 PM   #25
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Yeah, lefty loosy, righty, tighty.
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I need to remove the a-arms from the hubs. I don't have the 2 jaw puller that the manual shows. Can I find one someplace other than the dealer? Is there another way to get them seperated? I realize this is probably a bit simple compared to most questions but some of the tools from the dealer are rediculously expensive.
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Old 04-18-2008, 08:46 PM   #27
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just get some vise grips and hold the ball joint and spin the nut off
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Old 04-19-2008, 04:08 PM   #28
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I need to remove the a-arms from the hubs. I don't have the 2 jaw puller that the manual shows. Can I find one someplace other than the dealer? Is there another way to get them seperated? I realize this is probably a bit simple compared to most questions but some of the tools from the dealer are rediculously expensive.
yeah, all you have to do is hit the joint where the tapper of the ball joint goes into the piece of metal, you can tap on the top where the threads are of the ball joint but make sure thread the bolt on.
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:05 PM   #29
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Thanks fellas, I'm headed out to get on it. I didn't want to destroy the joint unnecessarily. I'm building a warrior up for my wife and it's looking great so far. I'll get some pics and post them on the other thread.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:21 PM   #30
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For ball joints just use a separator, they are cheap and take spindles off in a few seconds. They can be found at any automotive store for around ten bucks


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