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Old 10-27-12, 23:10   #1
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Default Rims being powder coated, how to get rotors off?!?

I did a search and found a very similar question/thread but there wasnt a lot of info about getting the rotors themselves off and i swear I broke something in my hand getting just two of the rear bolts off! I read to heat them with a heat gun or hair drier. I thought about seeing if the same shop could take them off but they are closed until monday and dont want to create a hassle for the shop. So if anyone has any tricks let me know.

Also I am not going to worry about getting the old bearings out as I will buy new ones and have the olds ones removed and new one placed after the PC. I could use recommendations for the replacement bearings though, I figure I will go ahead and get the best available since i have to replace them anyway.

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i've used all balls bearings for replacements, though here's a thread that may help you with bearing selection;

[ame="http://www.triumph675.net/forum/showthread.php?p=302587"]Front Wheel Bearings and Dust Seals - Non OEM Replacement Part Numbers - Triumph675.Net Forums[/ame]

as for removing the bolts, they will need some heat to loosen up the thread lock
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I found using a good torque head that had some length worked fine.

It did make a snapping sound. That is the movie and friction releasing

once you get your bearings out you can go to a local bearing dealer and pick them all up on the very cheap, including dust seals
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Heat....and before you try to loosen them, tighten them just till it moves slightly and makes a "tick" sound. it will take the tension off the threads and make it easier to remove the bolts. old mechanic trick
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Good info, thanks guys! I will try all of the above. Thanks for the info on the bearings as all. Yeah Allgrown, that snapping sound made me think I was stripping the head of the bolt :-(
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Are you using an Allen head socket with a socket wrench or just a small Allen key?
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Are you using an Allen head socket with a socket wrench or just a small Allen key?
Just a small Allen key :-/ I don't have the correct socket but I will be picking up a full set today. I have been making due without a set for a while
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Are you using an Allen head socket with a socket wrench or just a small Allen key?

That's it. A 3/8 drive with a quality Allen head bit is the way to go.



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Just a small Allen key :-/ I don't have the correct socket but I will be picking up a full set today. I have been making due without a set for a while
That's why you're having trouble getting them undone then. They are Loctited in and you're not going to get enough leverage with a pissy Allen key. Time to expand the tool box contents.
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Just a small Allen key :-/ I don't have the correct socket but I will be picking up a full set today. I have been making due without a set for a while
That's your problem! I recommend ordering the full Hex Head Socket set from Snap On or another company, well worth the money IMO
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