Broken stud on fork end

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by flstcdorr, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. flstcdorr

    flstcdorr Member

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    Got a buddy with a Dyna Wide glide. He was attempting to put on a new front wheel when 1 of the 2 studs on the right fork end broke when he was taking off the cap. I stopped by tonight to check it out. There is enough left of it to get vice grips on, but doesn't seem to want to turn out. I was afraid to put to much torque on it for fear it would snap off flush. My question....Is the stud tapped into the bottom of the fork which would allow removal, or is it fixed in there solid? Anybody 'been there, done that'? :33:
    Thanks - Dorr
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It's threaded in with locktite on it. Heat it up a bit with a torch without burning the clear coat on the slider and it should come out.
     
  3. silentflyer

    silentflyer Active Member

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    A BIG soldering iron work well ( like the kind roofers use) or one of the micro-torchs as found at Lowes, Home Depot etc.
     
  4. flstcdorr

    flstcdorr Member

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    Thanks for the feedback fellas, we got it!!!