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My swing arm axle set-up is banged to heck and back. Used raptor 660 2001. We have achieved fine metal shavings and bearings actually falling out of the housing. Lots of play causing the chain to pop anytime off a flat surface. After researching this site I've followed the tips to remove the rear axle from the swing arm and can't get it done. The rear brake hub is stuck. We tried to get it off when the swing arm was on the raptor but failed so we removed the swing-arm and axle and used the swing-arm as a hammer and smashed the axle off a block of wood. Yes, we hit the brake side. I know it sounds crazy but any tips are well welcome.

Are these hubs screwed onto the axle? This would explain the problem but no post said anything about that. Lost my service manual so if anyone can help with that thanks.
 

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The brake and sprocket hubs are just slid onto the axle on a spline pattern, the axle nut is what holds it on. Sounds like you need some heat applied to the hub to loosen it up.
 

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Took it to the machanic at work and we put it through the ringer. We applied heat till it was glowing red then hit the brake side of the axle with a large rubber mallet. Nothing. Tried my brutal hammer smash using the swing-arm itself and not even a budge. Does the dealer had a puller that would work on this?
 

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Another way might be cutting the break hub off with a cot off wheel and a chisel. Just take it slow and easy and don’t cut to far down or you will cut into the axle.
Good luck
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Finally got it apart. Total melt down of the rear end. The carrier had a penny size hole blown out of it and was well stuck togeather. The brake hub was notched half way through and then cut side ways helping to remove half of it. Couldn't cut close enough to the carrier. Took alot of banging on the remaining brake hub from the swing arm side and finaly broke free. Might be able to save and sell the old swing-arm, sprocket hub, carrier bolts, slightly damaged axle. Found a whole swing-arm,hubs(2),axle and carrier for $200 with shipping. Seller said it will bolt right on. What a mess, thanks for the help.
 

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Wow, not a fun ordeal. It's good that you found an economical solution, and thanks for the update. Good luck getting her back together.
 

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hey got the exact same problem on my mates 700, how did you remove it in the end? we have knocked the shit outta it but it seems to be stuck solid, sledgehammer is the next stop unless theres any other way.
 

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hey got the exact same problem on my mates 700, how did you remove it in the end? we have knocked the shit outta it but it seems to be stuck solid, sledgehammer is the next stop unless theres any other way.
Don't think you will get a answer here. This post is a bit old.
 
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