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    Default How to remove fork lowers?

    Hey guys i have the front end off a 2000 sportster that was crashed and the tubes are bent to shit.

    Now that im trying to get the lowers off i cant seem to get the bolt at the bottom to come out its just spinning and spinning in the even if i put pressure and fully extend the leg.

    Any ideas?

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    It's usually a lot easier to get the lowers off with the springs still in and the fork caps on. If you took yours off, try putting them back in. Make sure you're using the right wrench and it's not spinning in the bolt. it's a 6 mm allen. If none of that helps, try cutting the tubes off just above the sliders (you're going to replace them anyway.) then you can jam something down there to hold the damper assemblies from spinning. If the springs are stuck in there, you can still cut the tubes with a bandsaw or hand hacksaw carefully and not damage them.

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    Air wrench will usually spin them out.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBinNC View Post
    Air wrench will usually spin them out.

    Jim
    +1, try this first

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    Ill try this all i have been trying will an electric impact to no avail thanks guys i can always count on yall

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    Drilling off the bolt heads is another option

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