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I'm having real trouble opening the bottom screw (8mm allen head) in the K1100rs fork to dismantle it for new seals.

I'm guessing it's oxidized aluminium holding it in and so far I've tried heating the slider around the bolt gentle and sticking a welding rod to the bolt to heat it, In the hope of a bit of thermal shock breaking the grip...nothing. I've just wrung off an extension bar on the hex socket trying to open it and still no budge. Penetrating oil can't get past the O ring I guess so I'm deviod of ideas....any suggestions please forum Gurus?


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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

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Some physical shock, use a good size punch and a solid hit with a BFH then use an impact gun and if that doesn't do the trick drill the head off it.


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Bikes 1986 K100RT, 1993 K1100 LT, 1994 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 & 1976 SR 500 Yamaha for now
    

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I wonder if some knucklehead used red loctite on it. That would call for a good heating and a new o ring.


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Will, I never approach a set of forks without an impact driver and a BFH in hand. You've got one, seems like you need to buy the other?


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"FBH"

Ooh I love it when you guys use technical language in your answers!


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Razz


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

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good luck Will always a bugga when you hit one of those problem bolts


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@Dai wrote:Will, I never approach a set of forks without an impact driver and a BFH in hand. You've got one, seems like you need to buy the other?
Went to the Auto shop yesterday afternoon and splashed some cash for an impact driver and a long enough set of Hex keys. It' still took a breaker bar after hitting it a couple of good cracks of the "Gentle Persuader". It's probably because I'm an amateur that I get so nervous of these techniques, especially when working on Aluminium!

Thanks Guys. The new seal is already in!



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88....May contain nuts!

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

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yay ...good work !


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O
    

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But we're all amateurs here! Alright - TWB excepted. I think.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

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Old saying: "If a hammer don't work, must be an electrical problem....."

Especially with K's

    

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@Dai wrote:But we're all amateurs here! Alright - TWB excepted. I think.
Hey!


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If nothing Else works, get A bigger hammer 🔨 Twisted Evil

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@RicK G wrote:
@Dai wrote:But we're all amateurs here! Alright - TWB excepted. I think.
Hey!
A smack of the BFH should sort him Rick


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88....May contain nuts!

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

Bike: K100LT 1988. 0172363. AKA the Bullion Brick! Mods: k1100 screen and stands.
K1: 1990. 6374189. Custom Stealth Black paint.
    

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