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Offline waffey

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Cb400 F2 Swingarm Removal
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:59:26 AM »
Hi,

might be a daft question. I'm stripping my Honda down, I pulled the swing arm bolt out and I expected the swing arm to fall to the ground. It didn't fall out  :o, I gave it a wiggle but it wont dropped down. Have I missed something or do I need to persuade it out?

thanks in advance
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Offline Integra99

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Re: Cb400 F2 Swingarm Removal
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 12:14:09 PM »

Yes its just held in place by the bolt so in theory it should juts drop down. Over time its probably found itself at home and from memory mine required a gentle tap with a rubber mallet and some WD40 and she dropped out.


Offline 70sHonda

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Re: Cb400 F2 Swingarm Removal
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 07:15:31 PM »
Took mine out on a 750 recently; exactly as Integra says, just needs a bit of patience and careful use of the mallet and it frees up eventually. The other thing I found was to keep it ‘square’ when tapping out.

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Re: Cb400 F2 Swingarm Removal
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 07:30:32 PM »
ok, thanks, will have ago again this week
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Re: Cb400 F2 Swingarm Removal
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 07:56:04 PM »
ok, used the persuader tool and the swing arm is off  ;D
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Offline Integra99

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Re: Cb400 F2 Swingarm Removal
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 12:36:36 PM »

Nice work... good to hear it didnt put up too much of a fight.