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Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

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    Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    Lesson 1:



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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    ????? What kind of damage was done to that axle that precipitated that?

    I'm guessing a crash and a prolonged slide on the end of the axle?

    I'm guessing a long breaker bar and a socket could have twisted that axle nut off but if Pete decided the sawzall was needed I'll buy it.

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    Very nice.

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    ????? What kind of damage was done to that axle that precipitated that?

    I'm guessing a crash and a prolonged slide on the end of the axle?

    I'm guessing a long breaker bar and a socket could have twisted that axle nut off but if Pete decided the sawzall was needed I'll buy it.
    The axle nut fucking SEIZED. Even the axle block on the other side was stripping.

    They threw everything they could at it. Red hot w/ a torch, breaker bar, you name it. Tricky Mike himself couldn't have gotten that thing off (*gasp!* blasphemy!).

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    Why I oughtta!!!!!!

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    He probably just didn't have one of these handy.
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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky Mike View Post
    Why I oughtta!!!!!!
    Go weld some baseball cards together.

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    I have to assume that this was the smartest thing to do, under the circumstances. At some point, you are best to just cut your losses, and get it over with. When you say that the axle block was stripping on the other side, this picture makes sense.

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    Nice to see he left the nut on there to save the threads.

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    Very rarely is brute force, including busting out hammers and saws, a good idea. In fact, every time I've had one in my hands, I'm trying to find reasons why its a dumb idea before I start hitting/cutting. Sounds like this was one of those times, glad to see it went well. Surprised torching it didn't do the trick.

    His sawing technique needs work though. Safety glasses covering his forehead, and his arm doesn't look positioned best to recover from when the blade bucks/binds. I think you guys need to explain ATGATT to him, he clearly is a noob

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    The axle nut fucking SEIZED. Even the axle block on the other side was stripping.

    They threw everything they could at it. Red hot w/ a torch, breaker bar, you name it. Tricky Mike himself couldn't have gotten that thing off (*gasp!* blasphemy!).
    Was it just a corrosion thing or something as of yet undetermined and never to be determined that caused the axle and nut to seize? Impressive to say the least.

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    if pk is doing this i'm sure its what had to be done. but damn haha

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    A PKism:

    "If you're doing something with a hammer, than you're doing something wrong."

    What's the line for a sawzall?

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    who got PKs head with the clippers?

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey. You did hold your hands up in front of you to tell the difference....right pete?

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    The axle block was stripping, as in the axle was actually warping/cutting into the block? You guys must have heated that axle nut up so much that it fused itself to the axle.

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    And I was expecting a picture of a bright yellow Triumph....

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    I know the owner of the bike and I don't recall him crashing, and the nut was definitely seized!

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    Re: Peter Kates' Axle Removal Seminar

    Ohhhh I know what the problem was now.... just hit me


    It was reverse thread wasn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    The axle block was stripping, as in the axle was actually warping/cutting into the block? You guys must have heated that axle nut up so much that it fused itself to the axle.
    Aluminum?

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