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Join Date: Oct 2012
Bike: 2007 R6 & 2006 R6
How to remove stuck rear axle (07 R6)
Good day everybody,
I'm attempting to remove the tires from my 2007 R6, and ran into some trouble with the rear axle. I removed the rear tire on my 2006 R6 with no trouble, so I'm familiar with the process.
I've done everything I can think of to get the rear axle out of the 07. Nut and bolt have been removed, I've put something under the rear tire so it isn't hanging free, I've pushed and hit the axle with a hammer hoping it would pop out the other side, but it doesn't budge.
After some research I found a thread on a CBR forum where the guy had the same issue, hit the axle with a rubber mallet and the thing finally popped out (apparently his was covered in rust).
Do any of you know of any tricks/tips to removing a stuck axle with simple tools?