Rear Axle

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I have a 99TTR-250 that I blew out the Back Tire on.

I can't seem to get the Axle to slide out of the wheel,
Are there any tricks to doing this?
I have placed a piece of wood over the right side and hit it with a hammer, but it doesn't seem to move....

Maybe I'm just being too gentle?:think

Any Suggestions ? ? ??

Thanks,
J
 
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I'm sure that someone can give you some specifics for your bike but when I tried to remove the axel from my CR I had to pound it out really hard. It turned out to be rusty on the shaft between the bearings.
 
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Yup, it happens sometimes. Just try not to mess the threads up too much.

once you get it out, spend some time with sandpaper / emery cloth to clean up the surface. I always coat the shaft with white lithium grease to help prevent this. It works.
 

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be careful! them axles be expensive !

I also worry about damaging the hub , from beating to hard on the axle? what to do ? darn if you darn if you don't
 
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If you look at how the parts are laid out, most of the impact is taken through the bearing inner races, right-hand wheel spacer, and swingarm. The axle won't actually seize to the hub itself.

Lots of good penetrating oil could help too. I would resist the temptation to heat anything, as there is no way to directly heat the frozen part. You definitely don't want to heat the hub.