This is a discussion on Swingarm Shaft is Stuck. within the Grom Talk forums, part of the Honda Grom Forums category; The Swingarm shaft wasnít coming out, so I got a screwdriver... only thing big enough was that philips head, and I tried pushing the shaft ...
The Swingarm shaft wasnít coming out, so I got a screwdriver... only thing big enough was that philips head, and I tried pushing the shaft out... it didnít come out, but the screwdriver actually got stuck. I tried so hard to get it out, it just wonít budge.
Now for the axle, it wonít move at all. In or out, clockwise or counter. I used WD40, then got a hammer and tried to hammer it in with full force, no movement. I even got an impact and tried so hard to get it to move, not a single mm moved.
Iím thinking either the shaft is bent, or itís getting stuck. I kind of feel like the screwdriver got stuck in the frame or something, and thatís stopping the shaft to come out. Again, I went full force with a hammer and tried to push the shaft back in, but it just wonít work.
I then took off the shock and put the bike on the stand (pictured) and the Swingarm was moving up and down, but it wasnít wobbling and the shaft still didnít move even with the impact.
What am I looking at here? What about the screwdriver? How will I get that out?
A few people gave me some tips. One said to put a ladder over the grom, get some straps, take off the shock, and raise the rear of the bike. Another said to tilt the bike and torch the bolt, then throw Ice Cold water on it (he said it'll shrink it). What do you guys say to do? I have a build to take care of and something small like that is stopping me from doing so. Please HELP. Thanks
I'm seriously stressing over it... like I can't finish my build because of it. I'm seriously hopeless. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!
Why is the chain still on the bike? It the rear wheel on as well? If so, you're adding pressure to the pivot that's working against you. Get all of that stuff gone, remove the screwdriver, and use the rearset as a slap hammer, while the swingarm is held in alignment. This is all super basic and fundamental mechanical stuff. Avoid the "get a bigger hammer" mindset. Moving forward, I'd put more emphasis on cleaning and maintenance. Nasty parts generally come apart nasty.
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I think I'll take the shock off again. Do you suggest putting the bike on a lift stand, or would you do the ladder strap method?
I'd probably set it on the kickstand while I was trying to get the screwdriver out.
nd4spdbh is right, you have to relieve all pressure from the swingarm. That means that it needs to be raised by the frame only.