I’ve tried searching but can’t find an answer …
I’m stripping my VF1000RE forks and want to remove the axle clamps so that I can get the sliders blasted and powder coated and the axle clamps vapour blasted.
How are the clamps fixed? I thought it was a shouldered pin with a straked end, and figured if I ground the straked bit off then they would drift out. When that didn’t work I thought it must be threaded and then straked. So I drilled and used a thread extractor and finally, after lots of heat, got the pin to turn, but it turned and clearly wasn’t threaded.
Any one done this before? I have no issues with getting new pins made, but I’d like to know what I’m dealing with here.