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The Allen holes are stripped out..what to do..have to much slack on new chain...fudge!!
 

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How in the world are they stripped? Those bolts only need 15 lb ft when torquing them. Either grab em with a vice-grips or cut a slot in them and use a straight slot to back them out. Get new bolts and torques them to the proper spec.
 

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How in the world are they stripped? Those bolts only need 15 lb ft when torquing them. Either grab em with a vice-grips or cut a slot in them and use a straight slot to back them out. Get new bolts and torques them to the proper spec.
Bought it used..got new bolts on the way..thanx
 

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If the heads of the bolts are stripped, I would make sure to check the threads in the swingarm. I’ve seen guys strip those out and I can only imagine that if the heads are stripped, the threads may be messed up a bit too.
 

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I smashed an SAE allen socket in one that was damaged on mine then cranked it off.
 
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Hammer and Chizle I have found the best way to get them loose if you can't get them out. Just hammer down each side of the bolt head and then put the chizle at a 45 Degree angle and hammer it in the loosening direction.
 

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I made a slide hammer with a threaded bolt welded to 3/4" re-bar about 4ft long. I beat the piss out of it for days. Took about 4 good whacks with the slide hammer and out she came. I'm sure I loosened it up a little beating on it. To keep this from happening again, I drilled 3 SMALL holes along the length of the new pivot bolt and tapped the other end for a grease fitting. A squirt of grease every once in a while does the trick.
 

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I made a slide hammer with a threaded bolt welded to 3/4" re-bar about 4ft long. I beat the piss out of it for days. Took about 4 good whacks with the slide hammer and out she came. I'm sure I loosened it up a little beating on it. To keep this from happening again, I drilled 3 SMALL holes along the length of the new pivot bolt and tapped the other end for a grease fitting. A squirt of grease every once in a while does the trick.
thats a great idea for the pivot bolt, and you can actually buy a pivot bolt that has a grease zerk in it, or a stainless bolt is a good option. But, the bolts that the OP mentioned are the four bolts at the rear of the swingarm that pinch the bearing carrier for chain adjustments.
 
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