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    Has anyone out there tried to remove the hitch ball that comes mounted on the OEM Spyder Hitch?

    I have tried everything including a 4 foot breaker bar on the nut and the ball both and ended up bending one of the Snap-On breaker bars.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    With the hitch off I heated the ball put it in a vice and removed the bolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by campermac View Post
    Has anyone out there tried to remove the hitch ball that comes mounted on the OEM Spyder Hitch?

    I have tried everything including a 4 foot breaker bar on the nut and the ball both and ended up bending one of the Snap-On breaker bars.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    This might help. https://www.spyderlovers.com/forums/...brp+hitch+ball

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    IMG_5741.jpg Wanted to swap to one of those interchangeable types where you have 1 stud & can swap the ball size with no tools
    the hitch to low to ground to get my impact to fit, went by Harley shop tech got it off for free Was surprised to see the amount of rust inside & no lock tight. Applied anti-seize appropriately when put back on. FYI the oem hitch hole too small to fit the interchangeable type not sure the diameter sorry. Don't get hernia attempting at that low position

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    If you get it off, drill the hole out and use whatever you please. Yet another reason to go with aftermarket.

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    Update any LUCK??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bfromla View Post
    IMG_5741.jpg Wanted to swap to one of those interchangeable types where you have 1 stud & can swap the ball size with no tools
    the hitch to low to ground to get my impact to fit, went by Harley shop tech got it off for free Was surprised to see the amount of rust inside & no lock tight. Applied anti-seize appropriately when put back on. FYI the oem hitch hole too small to fit the interchangeable type not sure the diameter sorry. Don't get hernia attempting at that low position
    With rust who needs locktite.

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    took the hitch off the bike, clamped the ball in a vise, added a little bit of heat, used a 36" breaker bar and off it came.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campermac View Post
    took the hitch off the bike, clamped the ball in a vise, added a little bit of heat, used a 36" breaker bar and off it came.
    Persistence wins again!!

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