Rear break disc bolts

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Gezzer Glide, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    I bought some '06 FLHX wheels for my '03. I need to use my pulley and rear
    break disc but I can't get the bolts loose on my rear wheel for the break disc. Is there any trick to this or am I just weak?
     
  2. hoggy25

    hoggy25 Active Member

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    They are usually loctited. If you have a soldering iron try heating the bolts one at a time and break them loose.
     
  3. Piotra

    Piotra Active Member

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    You can also try to use a heat gun but than you have to be very carefully and look on the paint.
     
  4. hntwrobin

    hntwrobin Active Member

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    Heat and an impact gun:D
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Heating the bolts will make they come out much easier. I use a benzomatic torch on the head.
     
  6. Piotra

    Piotra Active Member

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    One time on my old Sportster Ironhead I heated bolts using gas-jet. It worked great but it is very extreme method.
     
  7. Gezzer Glide

    Gezzer Glide Active Member Contributor

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    Thanks for the help. I will give heat a try.....
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    As most have said, you have to use heat because it is likely Red Loctite was used during assembly. On some of my metric bikes they used metal lock plate and bent up a tab to lock the nuts in place.
     
  9. rancid

    rancid Active Member

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    heat rattle gun and replace the bolts