FJR Top Gun
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: near Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA, Sol III
Help needed removing last bolt swing arm?
After setting up a couple of axle stands to hold up my 2001 FJR while taking off the centre stand. I am now having a problem with the very last bolt that holds on the linkage arm. The reason being is that it hits the inside of the collector box near the cat. converter. Now do I have to remove the right hand exhaust and gently pry up the collector box to remove the bolt or is there an easier way? Thanks for all your help in advance.
I have not done that job on your bike, but I have a somewhat generic solution, if that can help. If you cut off the bolt head with a cutting wheel, can you extract the bolt, by taking the bolt shank out in the other direction? A new bolt then, installed with the head on the opposite end than you have now, can be a much nicer solution -if that trick is possible. Prying on the exhaust system may require that you replace the exhaust pipe gaskets in the head, to seal them again.
2008 FJR1300A - Pirelli Angel GT (Spec A) tires, RDL seat, TPMS, GPS digital speedometer (Amazon ~US$28.00).
Last edited by red; 12-06-2018 at 12:00 PM.