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  1. #31
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Watevaman View Post
    My question to you guys is, what is all the stuff in the vicinity made of? I need to know what the axle, nut, eccentric adjuster, and swingarm are made of, just so I can be sure it can be welded to without any problems.
    Axle and nut are steel, eccentric and swing arm is aluminum spacers steel, rear caliper mount aluminum.

  2. #32
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    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    I bought a 2000 ZRX1100 with only 4200 miles. Up to 6K+ now, and the rear tire is toast. Bike doesn't look like it's been left outdoors (no serious corrosion), but I'll be damned if I can get that rear axle loose. The eccentric alignment marks are matched. I tried keeping both pinch bolts tight, and then loosening the pinch bolt on the side I was trying to loosen. I've got an impact wrench and a 150 lb compressor. I used a heat gun on the nut side and got it good and hot, all to no avail. The nut has a torx pattern, which I first thought was normal, but from reading this thread I'm thinking some numbnut drove the torx bit into a rounded hex pattern, and then air hammered the hell out of it. I've sprayed WD-40 and will continue to reapply and try again tomorrow AM, but I have the feeling I'll need to be trailering it in to a shop where they hopefully have a more serious impact wrench. Dang! Shoulda had the new tire mounted by now.

  3. #33
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Aug 2004
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    San Jose, CA

    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Wow!! You tried everything I would think of, and then some.
    If the shop says it's time to write off that rear wheel, I Have an 1100 rear in the backyard you're welcome to for the price of shipping.
    Even if you have to to remove the whole swingarm/wheel combo from the swingarm front bolt, the rest of replacement parts for an 1100 should be cheap.

    Good luck!

  4. #34
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Try Kroil Oil
    Big Harry

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  5. #35
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    My bike came with a nicked rear axle nut and the first thing I did is ordered mamakaw replacement, went to the shop and had to take it out and put the new one in. That way if I get a flat away from home at least the wheel can be removed
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    current bike: 2000 ZRX1100

  6. #36
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Once you get it out, replace the axle nut at a minimum. Maybe the axle too if its hex socket is deformed.

    +1 on the Kroil suggestion.

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  7. #37
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Yeah replacement axle nuts are not expensive. Hope OP can get his removed without too much trouble
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  8. #38
    BadAss Hooligan
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    cny

    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    I had the same problem and ended up cutting the axle.

    http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...r-axle-issues)

  9. #39
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    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    How did you get to the axle to cut it?

  10. #40
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Quote Originally Posted by oediehl View Post
    How did you get to the axle to cut it?
    I went through 2.5 of these (if i recall) blades on my sawzall:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Diablo-9...8CF3/207192133

    And then cut through this area, which resulted in my only having to replace the axle & the brake hanger:

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    Mine was seized in the eccentric though, so once i cut all the way through I removed the nut side eccentric (passenger side) and then removed the wheel as you would otherwise.

  11. #41
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    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Well, I got some PB Blaster and spent some time soaking both sides and whacking them with a heavy plastic mallet, and an aluminum drive. Got a serious 3/4" air impact hammer from Harbor Freight, along with impact star drives, then sat and used a propane torch on the nut for 10 minutes or so. Then I crossed my fingers and put the new air wrench to work. Hooray! It broke loose pretty quickly, and after that there were no further complications. I don't know if the PB Blaster made any difference, because I see no evidence of metal to metal bonding, or much corrosion at all. The axle showed a little sign of discoloration and a very slightly uneven texture, so I used steel wool and oil to scrub it down, and put everything back together, after smearing everything with grease and after installing the new tire. Whew! I think some dimbulb just air-hammered the nut on way too tight, after maybe having some issues getting the nut off the first time (hence the star pattern). I'm not going to ride her before ordering and installing a new nut, but then all should be well (until I have to remove the front wheel---gulp).

  12. #42
    avtech3d
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    Chandler, Arizona 85286

    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    You won!
    Hope your luck continues for the front.
    Member #9225
    99 ZRX1100

  13. #43
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

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    Big Harry

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  14. #44
    Devilsí Advocate
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    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Quote Originally Posted by avtech2 View Post
    Hope your luck continues for the front.
    ...yer mean.

    anyone got's some Junior Mints??

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  15. #45
    Hooligan
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    Rhode Island

    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    My bike was the same way . Last year when I changed the front tire didnt think I was ever going to get it loosened . Then this year when I changed the chain and sprockets the rear was the same way .Ended up getting them but Jeez . He even went as far as painting little red dots on all the bolts so he could look and see if they were getting loose .

  16. #46
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Quote Originally Posted by oediehl View Post
    Well, I got some PB Blaster and spent some time soaking both sides and whacking them with a heavy plastic mallet, and an aluminum drive. Got a serious 3/4" air impact hammer from Harbor Freight, along with impact star drives, then sat and used a propane torch on the nut for 10 minutes or so. Then I crossed my fingers and put the new air wrench to work. Hooray! It broke loose pretty quickly, and after that there were no further complications. I don't know if the PB Blaster made any difference, because I see no evidence of metal to metal bonding, or much corrosion at all. The axle showed a little sign of discoloration and a very slightly uneven texture, so I used steel wool and oil to scrub it down, and put everything back together, after smearing everything with grease and after installing the new tire. Whew! I think some dimbulb just air-hammered the nut on way too tight, after maybe having some issues getting the nut off the first time (hence the star pattern). I'm not going to ride her before ordering and installing a new nut, but then all should be well (until I have to remove the front wheel---gulp).
    Great news!!!

    Did you need to replace the axle nut? I wouldíve if it showed any rounding- off. Itís only $15 for a mamakaw I believe
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  17. #47
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    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    I'm going to replace the axle nut---it was about $18 (with shipping) from Partzilla. What's mamaKaw?

  18. #48
    Hooligan
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    Jul 2010
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    Ottawa ON Canada

    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Quote Originally Posted by John T View Post
    put the allen wrench in and TACK WELD it to the nut.

    the heat from welding it will actually help the removal process.


    Yup...this^^^

    Either tack weld a Allen wrench in there or pound something slightly oversized in there...either should get the axle loosened enuf to remove.

    Then ditch the molested axle for a new one and carry on.
    Antiseize or grease the axle when reinstalling as pointed out....a lil anti seize on the eccentric outer surfaces that run in the swingarm is cool too.

    Then hunt down the "mechanic" that worked on the bike last and treat him/her like the pedophile they are....

  19. #49
    I used to be....
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    Auburn, AL

    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Quote Originally Posted by terez View Post
    Yup...this^^^

    .a lil anti seize on the eccentric outer surfaces that run in the swingarm is cool too.
    Not sure that would be needed since the swingarm and eccentrics are both aluminum.

  20. #50
    Color Monitor
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    Feb 2004
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    Wisconsin

    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Quote Originally Posted by AL Terry View Post
    Not sure that would be needed since the swingarm and eccentrics are both aluminum.
    Agreed, plus no way I would do that. I want my eccentrics clamped tight. If you do wheelies , the eccentrics have a tendency to slip unless they are really tight. Anti-seize would act as a lubricant between the two surfaces. I clean the mating surfaces with alcohol to make sure that there is no grease between them and they don't slip.



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  21. #51
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Snohomish, WA

    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Quote Originally Posted by TGHW View Post
    Agreed, plus no way I would do that. I want my eccentrics clamped tight. If you do wheelies , the eccentrics have a tendency to slip unless they are really tight. Anti-seize would act as a lubricant between the two surfaces. I clean the mating surfaces with alcohol to make sure that there is no grease between them and they don't slip.



    TG
    You can wheelie a REX?
    Last edited by stever; 07-17-2019 at 04:22 PM.
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  22. #52
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    Re: Bought a ZRX1100, also bought a rear axle problem

    Quote Originally Posted by oediehl View Post
    I'm going to replace the axle nut---it was about $18 (with shipping) from Partzilla. What's mamaKaw?
    A Kawasaki dealership...like Partzilla.

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