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Old 06-20-2010, 12:06 AM   #3
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Default Re: Right Tool for the Job type Question

harley wrist pins are not a press fit, they float in the piston and the rod.

the clips do hammer the grooves in the pistons and will raise a burr.

pack clean rags around the rods in the cases, remove all of the clips, with an exacto knife or the like remove a sliver of piston material all the way around the groove at the clip location.

after that a light tap on the end of the pin and they should slide out.

be sure to support the piston when tapping out the pin, don't side load the rod.

Last edited by dan r; 06-20-2010 at 12:08 AM. Reason: edited cause my spellin sucks
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