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KRISDALA BAKA!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Someone please have the answer to this one! The top tube pivot on my 04 Dakar XC will not come apart. I pull the bolt out on one side and when I go to do the other side the aluminum axle inside just spin with the bolt, thus being unable to extract.

I tried putting the other one in and tightening it down to get a good turn on the stubborn side to no avail. I ended up trying to jam an allen wrench in there a applying pressure up or down on the inside of the axle and breaking the bolt free...did not work.

Attached is a drawing of the rear suspension of my bike, note that item #1 is spinning in the top tube shaft as I turn item #4 to remove, unsuccesfully.

Please help me!

http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/tech_lounge/XC_TECH_PAGE.pdf
 

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"Ride Lots" Eddy Merckx
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Hmmm obviously you need to somehow grip item #1 and unscrew the 2nd #4 bolt. I'd first try spraying some penetrating fluid in the threads that are stuck, then re-insert the other bolt and hope it holds enough to allow the other bolt to release. Good luck!
 

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e23- I cannot remember if it's the top tube pivot or the swing arm pivot that is basically a two-piece connection, where the bolt is threading onto it's mate, not into the frame- but whichever one is like that, when it blew on my XLT, I had to remove one side, put the bike in the stand, put an appropriately size punch into the vacant space against the butt-end of the non-moving bolt, and then thwack said punch with a dead blow hammer pretty frickin hard. The distengrated bearing, together with a little bit of bent bolt action, had frozen the sucker and it required brute force for removal and subsequent replacement.
No idea if that helps and yes, kkjellkuist, I had appropriate supervision during that process.
Mike
 

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KRISDALA BAKA!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I know I've already destroyed the aluminum axle, so I will try that approach, when I get home tonite. Thanks for the tip.
 
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