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This bolt is being real stubborn. It is like it is welded in the piston.



I got the left one off, which was the only one leaking, but the driver side one won't budge!!??!!



What are some tricks for stubborn bolts? I don't want to strip the bolt hex shape.



suggestions?
 

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Heating it with a torch sometimes helps
 

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Thanks, How about a heat gun for shrink tube?
 

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Might work. Never tried it though.
 

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Ok, I appreciate the replies. :) I will let you know if it works or not.
 

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I got it loose. It was either the heat gun, or the little prayer I offered. :)I think it may have been both. :clapper:
 

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Good to hear you got it loose.
 

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Now the circlip won't come out. :(

soaking with WD-40 right now. Gonna sleep on it. If anyone has any suggestions to remove the circlip, I would sure appreciate them.
 

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Well, I am back up. Can't sleep with things undone. :/
 

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when scott done mine he used two scribes (pick like tools) to get the ones out on my bike.
 

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Like a scratch awl?
 

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Yes a scratch awl should work , might help to have two or some smaller screw drivers to help pry and wrangle them out . On my 1100 ( done last sept) the circlips were quite rusty and I ended up needing to replace them . If my memory is correct the clips have a serated edge , I suppose to help them bend enough to remove . A heavy duty set of snap ring pliers might help . I tried to use one of those type that has the removeabe tips , they werent strong enough .
 

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Thanks guys, the 'insert too short for any kind of work tips snap ring pliers' didn't work. The guy at Northern tool told me that he has never had one returned. I paid $16 for it. Guess what, I will make history with this guy today!

I am going to get the good snap ring pliers to get this job done. I just put another douche of WD-40 on them to soak a little longer.

I have already sent an e-mail to a cycle salvage to see if they have a circlip or set of forks cheap for sale. I told them I prefer the circlip. :)
 

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Went to Harbor freight. They had a large set of right angle pliers for $2.39US and I ground them down to fit the circlip. took a few minutes to get the right diameter, but I was able to free the circlip and lift the end with a small screwdriver and worked the circlip up and out! :)

Just waiting for the bushings to come in to the parts house any minute I hope.
 

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Thanks Scott. I got the bike back together and took it for the first run with the rebuild and new seals.



The progressive springs are an awesome addition. I am gonna do the rear eventually as soon as moma gets over the initial sticker shock of my bike and following repairs.



The bushings never came in from Honda even though I ordered them on Tuesday morning. Hond missed 2 shipments to the local dealer here. I am sure there are a lot more people upset like I was. They found me some upper bushings and I picked those up. I was able to polish the forks and the aluminum looks like a mirror.



Brakes are next.



Your tutorial is very well done. Thanks for your efforts.
 

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Does Cyclemax have a website?
 
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