Redoing Rear Linkage

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9/21/2018 11:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/21/2018 11:28 AM

Past weekend I heard the inevitable and pain in the rear of my linkage On the 01 YZ125. Started to take her apart and then realized that not positive in name but the closer of the two bolts on the linkage was frozen stuck whatever you wanna call it and would not come out. Tried to bang it out with a regular hammer and air hammer no movement tried a compressed air socket nothing. What is my next move basically lmk what you guys have done trying to have her ready for a trip in the dunes next weekend. Thank you

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9/21/2018 11:28 AM

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9/21/2018 11:30 AM

WD-40, heat it or angle grinder...

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9/21/2018 11:47 AM

Put on "Nut Buster" type fluid and try going slightly tighter at first with your air socket, then go left. If that doesn't work get the torch out.

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9/21/2018 11:52 AM

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9/21/2018 11:55 AM

rmoto003 wrote: Photo

I did this already!!! Lol just hammer harder?

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9/21/2018 12:15 PM

Yep, go ahead and buy a replacement bolt, but use some heat on it and hammer harder. Eventually it will come out.

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9/21/2018 4:43 PM

Overnight soaking, hope it budges!

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9/21/2018 4:49 PM

Use deep creep. Use sockets and a bench vise to push the bushingd out. Heat helps. The way i do it is apply a lot of pressure on the vice, and then use a propane torch to heat the aluminum. Youll hear the bushing “pop” out of the linkage. Its similar to pressing ball joints on a car.

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9/21/2018 4:52 PM

Get yourself some of this

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9/21/2018 6:18 PM

Restored an 04 YZ125 recently. The bench vise helped with all of my swingarm, and linkage rebuilds.

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9/21/2018 7:09 PM

Brake fluid also penetrates well. Same problem on a yz 250. I couldn’t hit it any harder. Let it sit and be patient

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9/25/2018 9:19 AM

Okay guys here’s the next hiccup in my quest to get this bitch out they discontinued the bolt for the 01. So my best guess is shove what fits correctly in the hole given? That’s what she said

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9/25/2018 9:29 AM

50/50 mix of acetone and ATF works better than anything mentioned above. It needs to soak over night though.

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9/25/2018 9:39 AM

RCF wrote:

Get yourself some of this

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Best shit ever.

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9/25/2018 10:28 AM

raywashere wrote:

Okay guys here’s the next hiccup in my quest to get this bitch out they discontinued the bolt for the 01. So my best guess is ...more

Theres a bunch on eBay
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9/25/2018 10:33 AM

raywashere wrote:

Okay guys here’s the next hiccup in my quest to get this bitch out they discontinued the bolt for the 01. So my best guess is ...more

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Theres a bunch on eBay
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That is my last option. I found a guy with a complete linkage near me so gonna see what my options are said it’s shut but the bolt will come out so kinda lucked out now to get the old bent bolt out.

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