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Re:Rear axle stuck bad 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
davej wrote:
hrdbrgn wrote:
Erbman02 wrote:
coulI've e the weight of the wheel keeping it in, that is if it's up off the ground on a lift. If lift, lower the wheel just so it touches the ground to take the weight off it.



Did you try what Neil said?


That is what the shovel under the wheel takes care of. You lift the tire up and down until you find the spot of no resistance. It works well. It also works well to lift and install big truck tires onto the hubs.


Yeah your shovel method works great for a one man job when you don't have help. Unfortunately, I've tried every height and every amount of lifting up on the tire. I do have a motorcycle lift I went out and bought just for this. I'm pretty sure it's bent and I'm gonna cut it out and I'll post back when I see what it looks like. Thanks for the help!
 
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Re:Rear axle stuck bad 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
from Texas and sorry about the axle issues but hang in there !
 
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Re:Rear axle stuck bad 1 Year, 7 Months ago  
Cut it out, I'm betting on bent also. Check out Pinwall Cycle for another axle.
 
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Re:Rear axle stuck bad 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
Well thanks for the tips and help here! Unfortunately, no amount of hammering or lifting was going to get this axle out. Apparently, the guy I bought from a few weeks ago possibly changed or had the bearings changed out and put them back inside out of order so after driving it for so long, it welded the bearings and collars to the axle. I've attached a picture of a large chunk of melted metal. What's crazy is that thing drove just fine and no noises for the 250 miles I've been riding before wanting to replace the tire.



Anyway, cutting it was the way to go. Now I get to spend a crap load of cash on small axle collars and wheel clutch hub But at least I found it now instead of broke down on the road some day.
But thank you guys!
 
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Re:Rear axle stuck bad 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
WOW! What a mess! Glad you were not riding when all that crap decided to let go or seize up.
 
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Re:Rear axle stuck bad 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
id say you got lucky that you didnt end up getting hurt riding it that way..had been wondering how this turned out
 
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Re:Rear axle stuck bad 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
Damn that coulda been bad! Back in the day I had the bearings on the left front steer of a Peterbilt conv. Seize up ...letting the front left tire and rim spin off the axle at 60 mph and 40,000 lbs on the trailer. The tire and rim bounced up and smashed the mirror, dropping the axle n spindle onto the highway, cocking the hood up in front of me, I actually broke the side window with my head when I got whipped into it. I left a 700 foot, groove in I-75 before it stopped. After it stopped an ole hippie came walking up with the bearings, lock nut, etc. all melted together and smoking....on a stick. He looked at me and said Far out! Helluva sparks show...u lose this! Anyway, glad u didnt go thru that on a 2 wheeler....coulda been alot worse!
 
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Re:Rear axle stuck bad 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
I wondered what happened to I-75 down here.
 
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Re:Rear axle stuck bad 1 Year, 6 Months ago  
Curt, did ya see my skid marks! ....the ones on the road, that is.
 
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Curt, did ya see my skid marks! ....the ones on the road, that is.
 
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