Swingarm nipple snapped off.
Close
    
    
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Senior Member turborob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Australia.
    Posts
    553
    Hellow.



    My nipple has busted! I must have done it up too tight. Sadly, the bottom of the thread is stuck in the swingarm. It seems I can't currently find a photo, but just the thread of the nipple is stuck in the swingarm....



    How do you suggest I remove it, or not?



    I figure if I drill it out, I may get metal shards in there. So my current thinking is to fill it with grease and put some Blu-Tak on top of it. Not sure how else to get around this one for now.



    All help appreciated.



    Cheers,



    Rob.




    Found a pic!




  2. #2
    Member treybrad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    PF, TX
    Posts
    50
    Hmm, someone may have a more elegant solution, but the first thing I'd try is an 'ez-out' or screw extractor. That's such a big hole you already have to work with, the extractor may grab it pretty easily and back the nipple out without getting many (if any) metal shavings in there...







    Good luck!



    trey
    '97 TW200

    '07 Bandit 1250SA

  3. #3
    Junior Member gdcone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southern Utah
    Posts
    18
    Along the same line as a screw extractor, you can buy a left hand drill bit. It would have to be a size just lager than the hole in your grease zerk, but not large enough to catch the threads on the swing arm. In that limited space, you would probably need a hand tool, similar to the handle on the screw extractor treybrad pictures or you may have to remove the rear tire to get a drill in there...as you drill (in reverse of course) the bit 'could' , 'may', 'it has happened before', grab enough to back out the zerk... or what's left of it. Either way, go slow and good luck
    1976 XL 350 worn out

    1983 CB1100F sold

    2006 TW200 for me

    2007 TW200 for wife-who just sold it

    Jimbo shield for both...

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member Black Hawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Black Hills SD Yuma AZ
    Posts
    32
    If you have a Fastenal shop near they sell a tool for about 10 bucks

    http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...0425898&ucst=t

    Or find a old car mech and he will have one in his box.
    Summer in the Black Hills of SD

    Winter in the desert around Yuma AZ

    2004 TW

    2003 KLR650

  6. #5
    Junior Member gdcone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southern Utah
    Posts
    18
    Black Hawk--that is an awesome tool...good to know info for the future...
    1976 XL 350 worn out

    1983 CB1100F sold

    2006 TW200 for me

    2007 TW200 for wife-who just sold it

    Jimbo shield for both...

  7. #6
    Senior Member JarrodWeaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    112
    +1 for treybrad and the EZ-Out.

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Grease nipple size?
    By rtf in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-12-2013, 06:55 PM
  2. TW swingarm on ebay
    By Schleppy in forum TW200 Classifieds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-13-2013, 08:27 AM
  3. Carb nipple Identification help
    By Tonto90 in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-10-2013, 09:24 PM
  4. Need someone to extend my swingarm
    By Skyking in forum TW200 Classifieds
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-26-2012, 08:04 AM
  5. rear shock snapped
    By jonjon122 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 02-03-2011, 04:36 PM