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Ah, the dreaded long bolt.......the only answer is to clean the bolt as much as you can where it passes through the webs of the hub, as Sprint Veloce said in post 8 above, and soak it in something such as Wd or Plus Gas, and give it as much welly as possible - and I know space is limited. It is worth getting a replacement bolt as there is a very good chance of damaging the existing bolt in the removal process....
The other issue sounds like the anti-rollbar droplink. If your existing one is an original, they can be a PITA to remove intact as you hold the centre with an allen key whilst loosening the securing nut....and the allen socket often rounds off - meaning you need to cut the droplink off. Aftermarket replacements usually have a flat on the centre shaft so you can get a spanner on them.
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Last edited by rgwm; 26-10-13 at 17:56.