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cant get my axel out

I cant get this rear axle to come out I dont want to fudge up the threads...Any suggestions
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Re: cant get my axel out

block of wood and a hammer.

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block of wood and a hammer.
I tried that and the wood just goes insidde the axle.I manage to get it about a inch out so far
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Re: cant get my axel out

Then you should be able to put a wrench on the flat parts of the axil flange (the side without the nut). Try to spin the axil to see if that loosens it up. Do you suspect a bent axil? Or do you suspect corrosion?

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Then you should be able to put a wrench on the flat parts of the axil flange (the side without the nut). Try to spin the axil to see if that loosens it up. Do you suspect a bent axil? Or do you suspect corrosion?
i can actually spin it by hand.I guess that would lean more towards bent
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Re: cant get my axel out

No, that would mean that it is corroded (I just can't spell). Because the wheel naturally spins on a stationary axil. Drench it down with a solvent like liquid wrench, NOT WD-40. And just keep at it. Also work it back and forth (in and out) to loosen it up.

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Re: cant get my axel out

Did you do something to suspect it's bent? I'd think you'd have to hit a pretty big pothole, not that NJ isn't full of them! After removing the nut, I use a rubber mallet to whack it out, then I can grab onto it on the other side and pull it out. I prop some boards under the wheel to take the pressure off, that helps it slide out better. Did you grease it last time you put it in? I always clean it and put a fresh thin coat of BelRay waterproof grease on it.

On the front wheel, just the mallet isn't enough to push it through enough for me to grab onto it. I get a deep socket that is just a bit smaller than the axle, put it up against the axle, and use the rubber mallet again. That may work on the rear, too.

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Re: cant get my axel out

I live in California. I take the nut off, hold the wheel with one hand and remove the axil with the other.

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I live in California. I take the nut off, hold the wheel with one hand and remove the axil with the other.
Actually, I do, too, even in this humidity. Well, my prop-with-board technique helps! You should see me putting the rear wheel back on if I have no one around to help! I get a couple of 2x4s and use them as leverage to lift the rear up. I swear, you need 3 pair of hands to keep the spacers where they belong, the brake caliper in place, wheel up, and axle slid in.
Probably helps that I religiously clean and lube the axle every time I take the wheels off, which is at least once a year.
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Re: cant get my axel out

I hate putting that rear wheel on! I usually end up putting my clinched fist under the tire so I don't wear out my arm. That way I have plenty of time to fiddle around with the spacer/caliper.

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No, that would mean that it is corroded (I just can't spell). Because the wheel naturally spins on a stationary axil. Drench it down with a solvent like liquid wrench, NOT WD-40. And just keep at it. Also work it back and forth (in and out) to loosen it up.
I already whipped out the wd40 ...I have around 4inches exposed on the left side and still cant get it out.
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Did you do something to suspect it's bent? I'd think you'd have to hit a pretty big pothole, not that NJ isn't full of them! After removing the nut, I use a rubber mallet to whack it out, then I can grab onto it on the other side and pull it out. I prop some boards under the wheel to take the pressure off, that helps it slide out better. Did you grease it last time you put it in? I always clean it and put a fresh thin coat of BelRay waterproof grease on it.

On the front wheel, just the mallet isn't enough to push it through enough for me to grab onto it. I get a deep socket that is just a bit smaller than the axle, put it up against the axle, and use the rubber mallet again. That may work on the rear, too.

Good luck!
I really cant remember if I did the grease thing last time it was off but I looks as If I didnt put it on.
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I hate putting that rear wheel on! I usually end up putting my clinched fist under the tire so I don't wear out my arm. That way I have plenty of time to fiddle around with the spacer/caliper.
I prop a 2x4 (maybe 4 feet long) on the end of the pit bull stand, the part that's on the floor, so it acts as a fulcrum. I use another block if necessary. The end of the 2x4 is under the rear wheel. Then I sit on the other end, and that lifts up the end under the wheel, like a see-saw. I probably look completely ridiculous but it works if I have no one around. That way, both my hands are free to juggle the spacers, caliper, and axle.

bjay, hope you get that axle out soon, that sux!
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Re: cant get my axel out

To put wheels in I sit on my butt in front of the wheel with my feet either side of the tyre and use my feet to nudge the wheel up and down to get the axle through.

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I prop a 2x4 (maybe 4 feet long) on the end of the pit bull stand, the part that's on the floor, so it acts as a fulcrum. I use another block if necessary. The end of the 2x4 is under the rear wheel. Then I sit on the other end, and that lifts up the end under the wheel, like a see-saw. I probably look completely ridiculous but it works if I have no one around. That way, both my hands are free to juggle the spacers, caliper, and axle.

bjay, hope you get that axle out soon, that sux!
Thanx HGT theres not much riding time left and I need a new tire.I was on rt 519 & 6 and my bike was all over the place
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