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Re: Final Drive & Paralever Bearings

At 11:43 AM 5/29/2005 -0400, Robert Silas wrote:
>In the past I used soft wire-wheels, brass wheels, to clean the bolts and 
>Dermal small wire-wheels to clean internal thread.  If the internal thread 
>diameter is too small for wire-wheels then I used taps. It is better to 
>use the #1 tap of a "set-of-tap" not to oversize the existing thread.
>Bob Silas
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Gary Bechtold
>   To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2005 8:57 AM
>   Subject: Final Drive & Paralever Bearings
>   Loctite 2701 is used to secure the Final Drive and Paralever bearings, and
>   anyone that has removed these bearings knows how well the Loctite 2701
>   works in this application.  My question to the list is:  Does anyone know
>   how to clean/remove the OLD Loctite from both the bearing threads and the
>   treaded holes in the swingarm and transmission case before reassembly?  I
>   haven't been able to find any recommendations on the Loctite website,
>   catalogs, etc.  Thanks in advance.
>   Gary Bechtold
>   '94 R1100RS

   I've had really good results by heating the threads with a torch and
then using a very small spring hook or scribe to scrape the old Loctite
out.  You want to get ALL of the old stuff out before you try to re-assemble
the pivot pins.  Your torque readings will be WAY off if you don't.



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