Im working on my raptor thankfully it`s swing arm bolt was not hard to get out. Im working on both mine and my buddy 03 kfx 400. We both need major internal work and i have my raptor broke down. I incountered A problem when takeing engine off the kfx. The swing arm bolt is pretty stuck. I beat it out hard as i could and got the end of the bolt to come out and the other end is flushed with frame. I tried wiggeling the bolt with pliers no luck. I tried a socket and it just broke one of my cheap adaptors and cracked a cheap 1/4 socket. I found the right socket mm for it and the head wanted to round off. I see rust on the head side but not to bad. I tried placeing opjects that fit in the hole on the side wher it`s flushed and trying to beat thru but i was unable to get it to move any further out. I sprayed some nut buster pb blaster and beat back and forth a few times but no luck. It`s like it was never lube or had anti sieze put on the bolt before it was installed but it is a new bike one owner never had bolt take out but was in rain for a year without runing. Swing arm still swings up and down but is not as free moveing as it should be.
I dont know what else to do the end i beat with hammer has a lip over the thread and could be stoping me from beating passed the flush part of frame but i dont thank it`s holding me up but i will buy die grinder today to smooth it out and find a good bolt to put in the hole and find a big hammer to pop the shit out of it to get it out and new one in. Can anyone give me some advice ? I herd about heat but not sure if i could use a store bought screw on tank torch and heat the very long bolt can I
? The bolt has a hole on both ends pretty much the bolt is hollow inside. Sorry if i confuse my words on this post im very tierd. I know this is a question for kfx 400 but it is related to my raptor cause i got to get this thang fix to have money for my raptor repairs
Maybe this bolt exspanded over time due to weather and has some rust inside around it what will be my best bet to get it out? What size hammer should i get and type of gas torch if heat will help me?