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hey i did the bushing on the a arms today on my 01 raptor 660 and i cant get the upper bolt out the long one.i tryed everything besides put heat to it.they are really hard to turn its almost like something is holding it in the and wont let it slide out.wtf could it be
 

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the bolts are moving that the weird part i tried everything
The bolts is rusted into a long steel sleeve inside the a arm, which holds the bushings in place, you could remove the grease nipple, and drill into the sleeve, fill it with penetrating oil.............
 

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o ok yea i didnt think about that i have had it in mud water and dirt ill try that you think pb blaster will work the best
 

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im having the same problem. got everything off the right side except the top a-arm. besides drilling are there any other solutions?
 

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Yep RUST...I did mying a few days ago...I had to grind the head off the bolt & push/hammer them out...I put never seize on the new bolts...:D
 

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how did you hammer them out? seems like it would hit the motor before it came out?
 

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Yep RUST...I did mying a few days ago...I had to grind the head off the bolt & push/hammer them out...I put never seize on the new bolts...:D
how did you hammer them out? seems like it would hit the motor before it came out?
Now that I think about it...I had to grind the nut's off..They were corroded & striped.After that I used some good penitraiting lube & hammerd them out toward's the front of the bike.It was a PITA. I also had to remove my front bumper.
Good luck..
 

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Sawzall the a arm off and buy +2s. When you put the new ones on make sure you coat the long bolt with antisiez. That will keep this from happening.
 

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so is there no way to get the bolt out without cutting it or drilling into it? i dont wanna buy another bolt:'(
 

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so is there no way to get the bolt out without cutting it or drilling into it? i dont wanna buy another bolt:'(
All I can say is, the best of luck, if it is seized in there as bad as I have seen, they are a PITA to get out.............
 

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All I can say is, the best of luck, if it is seized in there as bad as I have seen, they are a PITA to get out.............
Yep, my a arm bolts were a real PITA to get out , but it can be done with a BFH , some good lube , posibly a grinder & a bit of luck
 

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i got it out without drilling or cutting. i beat a chisel in between the bolt and frame until i got a small gap. pried it out with a screwdriver as much as i could then put a pair of channel locks on the head of the bolt and hit the channel locks with a hammer until the bolt came out. it took a bit more time than what was suggested, but i dont have to buy another bolt :D
 
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