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    Default Roadsmith 2017 CV boot replacement

    I have a 2017 Roadsmith on a 2003 Goldwing

    CvV boots are torn

    Can’t get the axle nuts loose.

    Using 36mm socket and 3/4” breaker bar

    And extra leverage. Also tried electrical impact gun.

    I have the cotter pin removed already

    And the brake caliper is off.

    I have done many trucks and cars

    Never ran into one this tight before.

    Any advice is most appreciated

    Thanks Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrauer View Post
    I have a 2017 Roadsmith on a 2003 Goldwing

    CvV boots are torn

    Can’t get the axle nuts loose.

    Using 36mm socket and 3/4” breaker bar

    And extra leverage. Also tried electrical impact gun.

    I have the cotter pin removed already

    And the brake caliper is off.

    I have done many trucks and cars

    Never ran into one this tight before.

    Any advice is most appreciated

    Thanks Jim
    Jim.......Welcome To Trike Talk.........Have you tried applying heat to the nuts..??

    I know this sounds crazy, Any chance the nuts are left handed threads ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino 2 View Post
    Jim.......Welcome To Trike Talk.........Have you tried applying heat to the nuts..??

    I know this sounds crazy, Any chance the nuts are left handed threads ?
    I have no idea why you want to take the axle nut off. All you have to do is remove the axle with the 2 cv joints on it. Then remove c-clip from end off damaged axle. Now slide cv-joint off axle and replace boot. If sand or water got inside cv joint, then wash entire joint and repack it with moly cv joint grease. replace joint and c-clip, then reinstall axle. make sure you torque the 6 bolts. I would say to put a dab of blue locktite on the treads before installing bolts. Good Luck Dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbrauer View Post
    I have a 2017 Roadsmith on a 2003 Goldwing

    CvV boots are torn

    Can’t get the axle nuts loose.

    Using 36mm socket and 3/4” breaker bar

    And extra leverage. Also tried electrical impact gun.

    I have the cotter pin removed already

    And the brake caliper is off.

    I have done many trucks and cars

    Never ran into one this tight before.

    Any advice is most appreciated

    Thanks Jim
    Welcome Jim,

    Mr Trike is the founder of Roadsmith Trikes and knows them like the back of his hand because he is who has designed and manufactured the entire Roadsmith product line for the last 42 years. As he said, it is not necessary to remove the axle nuts in order to change the CV boots, just unbolt and remove the axles.

    The joints are Volkswagen-based, and are "flat-sided" joints that make changing a boot a pretty simple job. Just be sure to use grease designed for CV joints - regular ole moly-b can cause havoc with the boots.

    Boot part number: 113-501-149

    CV joint part number: 113-501-331

    If you need more tech support, instructions or parts support, call Mike or Doug at Roadsmith Trikes

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    Mr trike (Dick)

    Thank you for coming on and helping other's with R/S problems..

    I want you too know that your the reason that I went Roadsmith, model, instead of any of the other brand names.............Cause you always come on and help..

    Thank you again, and again!!

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    I met Mr Trike (Dick Lindholm) back in the day when the first 'Trike Shop' was on Beach St. A super nice guy that definitely knows 'Road Smith', and was always anxious to chat 'Road Smith' when he was in his tiny office. Thanks Dick.

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