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Offline RCinNC

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Re: Need help with stuck engine bolt
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2017, 08:47:56 pm »
Torque wrenches aren't meant to be used to loosen a bolt as others have said.

Well, I've found differing opinions about that.  In addition to the earlier link I posted from Hot Rod Magazine about torque wrenches, I found a website for Norbar Torque Tools, a manufacturer of torque equipment.  On their site is a list of ten things you should know about torque wrenches.  Among the information provided was this:

Using torque wrenches for undoing


So long as users operate with caution and do not exceed the maximum torque, most torque wrenches can be used for undoing. However, if the bolt will not free within the maximum torque of the wrench, another tool should be used instead. By exceeding the maximum torque limit during a bolt loosening you can affect the wrench accuracy, causing problems for future use.  If in any doubt, use another tool for loosening bolts.

 
This is the link from Norbar Torque Tools:   https://www.norbar.com/en-us/News-Events/Blog/entryid/449/the-ten-things-you-should-know-about-your-torque-wrench


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Offline Don in Lodi

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Re: Need help with stuck engine bolt
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2017, 09:38:31 pm »
:-\ Yep, which Don in Lodi alluded to earlier too.  Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do and that handy piece of pipe gets the job done. 

Sometimes it does a really good job of snapping the gears off in that smaller ratchet too.  :( 

@ AZPI - No harm, just wanted to make sure we all were on the same page.  You admitted to just starting to do your own wrenching on the KLR before this, so I don't know what you know, thus the clarification.


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Offline Cycledude

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Re: Need help with stuck engine bolt
« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2017, 11:52:33 am »
If u can get at the bolt with a good quality six point impact socket and impact air wrench that's what I would do, the bolt will most likely be removed in about two seconds.
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Offline Fennellg

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Re: Need help with stuck engine bolt
« Reply #48 on: September 15, 2017, 05:28:15 pm »
Is that bolt still stuck.  Are we trying to talk it out?

Offline Don in Lodi

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Re: Need help with stuck engine bolt
« Reply #49 on: September 15, 2017, 06:26:00 pm »
Well it was the torque wrench that solved it. I couldn't find a breaker bar to fit the ratchet so I set the TW to 70ish and applied slow progressive pressure while a friend held the bike in place. It worked! I didn't expect that I couldn't turn a 52ft/lb bolt with an 8" ratchet. I used nothing but the same ratchet on my old KLR and although I don't recall it's highest torque value bolt I assumed they were similar.

Applying the other side bar Tuesday morning and I'l throw up a couple pics. Thanks to everyone!  I was so afraid I was going to break the bolt head before all the advice.


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Re: Need help with stuck engine bolt
« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2017, 02:08:54 am »
Is that bolt still stuck.  Are we trying to talk it out?

No no..the bolt came loose 11/9
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