R80 05 The 10,000lb elephant in the room
Did I mention we’re powder coating the frame, so we’d like to have the drive shaft out of the swing arm, but I couldn’t get the end nut—which is inside the drive cone—off?
Took it to my buddy’s automotive garage where a vibrating Snap-on tool (looks like a 1950s little ray gun), followed by an impact gun, got it off. Not easy, but not bad: about 15 minutes of contemplating and actual elbow grease.
The pressfit part…much harder. All sorts of pounding and vice-holding and blowtorching wouldn’t budge it. However a 10,000lb half bearing press, plus some blow torch heat did, barely, and with a bang when it did finally release.
Photos (and brute force) courtesy Eurotune.Related: