Inline Springer Rocker Studs

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Inline Springer Rocker Studs

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Post by nightmarcher » Sun May 09, 2010 12:37 am

Is there any trick to getting rocker studs and nuts to come off. I have an OEM BT inline springer and I'm trying to rebuild the rockers. The nuts just seem frozen and the studs just spin when I try to remove them. Thanks



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Re: Inline Springer Rocker Studs

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Post by Robert Luland » Sun May 09, 2010 1:01 am

The other side of the stud has an hex on it. Back it up and then try to remove the nut. If its a 45 springer the stud has a slot in it to hold it. Bob L

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Re: Inline Springer Rocker Studs

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Post by nightmarcher » Wed May 12, 2010 11:00 pm

I forgot to mention that I have the rockers off the legs already. Also I can't get at the slot or the hex because the nut covering it is the one thats frozen on there. Also the other stud doesn't have a slot or a hex on it. I put it in a vise but it just spins in the vise. Thanks

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Re: Inline Springer Rocker Studs

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Post by RUBONE » Wed May 12, 2010 11:49 pm

You might try double nutting the stud so that it gives you something to hold on to and then clamp the nutted end in the vise and try to undo the outer cap. A little heat won't hurt either, just don't get crazy with it. Sometimes just a couple of heating and cooling cycles can help loosen stubborn fasteners. Apply the heat on the large outer cap, not the stud itself.
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Re: Inline Springer Rocker Studs

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Post by Conartis » Wed May 26, 2010 8:58 am

I´ve just done this myself and can confirm that the cooling/heating process is the way to go. And I used some aluminum holders in the vice to not ruin the studs.

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