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edit! ~ got it!

Hello, i am tring to install crash bars on my kawasaki versys 2012. I running into a issue with the long bolt that connects them. I can't remove the old bolt from my bike. I removed the nut from the right side, but when i try to unscrew the bolt from the left it just turns but don't come out.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/news-and-events/kawasaki-versys-07-12-sw-motech-crashbar-installation-tutorial.html

In this guide, (pic 3) IT says remove the the nut and just pull, but i tried pushing it out, but no luck. (not much strength because i'm not sure if that right and don't want mess any thing up)

Should i try knock it out since pulling isn't helping?

any advice? Thank you

nut removed http://imgur.com/gj1qpCs


other side http://imgur.com/P8JEdSs





new bolt http://imgur.com/FzUlHzQ


http://imgur.com/EZ0FpAy
 

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I can't see the pictures to well. (on my phone) but if you can get behind the bolt, you should be able to carefully tap it out. It may also help to determine what exactly is binding and apply a little counter pressure with a floor jack.
 

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I would use a softer hammer than what the bolt is made out of as well to keep it from mushrooming. Hard plastic, rubber mallet, lead or brass hammer work best.
 

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I would use a softer hammer than what the bolt is made out of as well to keep it from mushrooming. Hard plastic, rubber mallet, lead or brass hammer work best.

thanks dodsfall, I got the nut out. I had to play tug war with it at the end. I was scared to do this at first because i didn't want to ruin any groves. Once i got it out I looked into the hole to see if there was groves holding it, but there isn't. I guess the bolt is designed to be perfect it.

Thanks again!
 
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