Impersonating a mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kennett Square, PA/Sun Valley, ID
Year: 1982 & 1985
Model: 82 GL1100-I PA/85 GL1200-A ID
82 1100I lower left shock bolt.
Incompetent amateur mechanic needs help:
Don't ask how I did this. The socket wrench and socket are stuck between the bracket on the swingarm and the saddlebag stay. I made the mistake of sliding the socket over the bolt before finding the female threads (by hand) with the bolt. Now the bolt has slid back into the socket -- which is too long. So the bolt is too long to come out of the socket, and I can't push it up against the female threads.
I've tried everything I know except removing the top nut of the shock, and I'm not sure that would help. FYI: The three bolts on the final drive are attached (finger tight) to the shaft. The axle is out, and the tire is resting on two 2X4's.
Anyone have any ideas? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
82 GL1100-I -- PA
85 GL1200-A -- ID
Last edited by PAPete; 09-16-2017 at 09:05 PM.