TW200 Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
663 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I am having trouble removing my triple trees. Cant break them loose. Any tips, tricks or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,369 Posts
It happens. Rubber mallet and penetrating oil usually solves it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
184 Posts
With the steering stop holding the triple tree from moving all I did was remove the center triple clamp nut and drop out the tree from the frame. I did use a 1/2" drive breaker bar and socket. Get a long handle on the breaker bar for leverage. Are you doing the BW triple tree for a fat front tire?
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
10,664 Posts
Are the forks stuck? Remove the cinch bolts completely, place a cold chisel in the slot, tap gently.



Is the chrome-headed bolt stuck? Big 6-point socket and a hand impact--trying to use a breaker bar can break fork stops and/or bend handlebars.



Funky looking nut that loocks like a sprocket stuck? Steel bar and hammer.



Bolt and nut off and lower won't drop out? Thread chrome-headed bolt finger tight, back of 1 turn, place 2x4 on edge on bolt, smack 2x4 with hammer. Loosen bolt 1 turn, smack 2x4 with hammer. May need to repeat a couple times to get over the tight spot. Be careful not to back the bolt out so far that smacking with a hammer damages the threads.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
663 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Thanks for the responses guys. A bit of PB Blaster, crescent wrench, rubber mallet, and more force than I was comfortable with at first broke them free. Thanks!



I am not doing a fat wheel mod, just removing them for powdercoat. I am hollow-modding my '98. Hopefully this week I will spend the time to start my rebuild thread.



Thanks again, this forum rocks!
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top