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    ??how to remove rear swing arm

    I am hoping someone can help me please. We are trying to remove the rear swing arm off of a Kona Stinky Five and are encountering difficulties in doing so. Is there a special way of removing the left side nut? bolt? of the swing arm. The area in question is near the BB. Everything came off smoothly except this on particular side. To clarify left it is the non gear side. Thank you in advance for anyone that can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamvwracing
    I am hoping someone can help me please. We are trying to remove the rear swing arm off of a Kona Stinky Five and are encountering difficulties in doing so. Is there a special way of removing the left side nut? bolt? of the swing arm. The area in question is near the BB. Everything came off smoothly except this on particular side. To clarify left it is the non gear side. Thank you in advance for anyone that can help.
    Maybe it's a reverse thred & you have been trying to tighten it.... Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spew
    Maybe it's a reverse thred & you have been trying to tighten it.... Just a thought.
    thanks, thought of that. going reverse thread style doesn't budge, but going normal lefty loosey works for about a 1/4 turn and then stops!

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    Have you checked with Kona?

    just a thought...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    just a thought...
    Actually I have, but they don't want to tell me the trick, rather they want me to go to a LBS dealer, which are more than an hour away. I am guessing this thing is pressed on, but I don't want to make a mistake.

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    That's not nice,

    see no reason for them not to tell as long as they specify how to do it. Did you post on the dh/freeride forum? Probably some Kona guys there who know.
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    thanks everyone for their input. Zerdo in the DH forum has given me the answer. it is pressed in and by using a long threaded bolt on the other side with a hammer will get this puppy out. Props to all of you for your help!!

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