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philbey
09-14-2009, 8:07 AM
Hi all

I got a secondhand set of XS650 forks and the fork tube caps have been absolutely decimated. They've trashed them in the past pulling them off, even hacksawed a groove across to try unscrew them because the hex's are stuffed.

Does anyone have any tips on how to get these things out? I've got a hex key, but that is just destroying the hex.

I'll hit it with some heat tomorrow but that might cause me more issues as aluminum expands more than steel.

philbey
09-20-2009, 8:34 PM
Problem solved.

I just drilled a big fat hole down the guts of it, sawed 2 slits in with an open ended hacksaw (2 blades snapped) and belted a piece of flat steel into the slot, grabbed it with a shifter and off it came.....