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Old 11-25-2015, 11:42 PM   #71
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The easy and sure way of removing bleeder screws that are rusted in.

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Old 11-26-2015, 09:22 AM   #72
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The easy and sure way of removing bleeder screws that are rusted in.
Good one. I had to perform that trick literally YESTERDAY. Only difference was that it was an aluminum caliper. The guy in the video had the caliper glowing!
I tried propane first, no dice.
Got out the acetelyene and heated it until most of it was glowing red. The aluminum acts as a first rate heatsink and it is scary to get too aggressive.
Next step (I need to try the wet rag thing, that one is new on me) I drop a 7mm socket (fits over the round part and seats on the hex so you have a good working surface) on the bleeder while it is still glowing red and rap it a couple times with a hammer. Still no dice.
Last resort, heat the hell out of it until all of it is glowing red (scary in an aluminum caliper) dropped the same 7mm socket on it and rap it a bit more intently.
That did it, it broke free as it should.
There are two screws in the 1100f rear, the other one must have witnessed the fate of the first one and gave up easily. No heat required, it unscrewed nicely.

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Old 02-02-2016, 04:12 AM   #73
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I use a measuring tape to do an alignment. I measure from a givin point like for example , measure from the center of the swing arm pivot to the enter of the rear axle. Make sure both sides are the same measurement and you will be dead on every time without doing 300 half turns lol.
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