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Suggestions on removing stripped bolt

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by KING-PIN, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. KING-PIN

    KING-PIN

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    Actually, it's a allens key, hex key, etc. Somehow, it has been stripped and I cannot get it out. It is the bolt that holds the seat in place on my 07 CBR600RR. The battery needs to be changes, and I can't get to it because of this bolt.

    Any suggestions? I don't want to have to pay a dealer to do that for me, but I have no idea to get it out.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Are the threads stripped or the socket head?
     

  3. KING-PIN

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    The head where the key fits is rounded out.
     
  4. deadmonkey90

    deadmonkey90 Pro Bass Angler

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    Take a dremel tool (can be rented at ace) with a grinding wheel and put 1 single slot in the head to fit a flat head screw driver.
     
  5. I'mStrapped

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    If its a socket allen you should be able to clamp some vise grips on the head.
     
  6. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Take a Torx bit and tap it in with a hammer.
     
  7. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    This method works well .:wavey:
     
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    deadmonkey90 Pro Bass Angler

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    Yup, Ive used this method a countless number of times. Damn screws:upeyes:.
     
  9. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    How many times have you wished you could have caught up those two jokers, Allen and Phillip? :steamed:
     
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    Metric Allen is on my hit list:whistling:
     
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    deadmonkey90 Pro Bass Angler

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    Yea, their both Flat Heads:rofl:
     
  12. KING-PIN

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    Ah. Very nice. I'll have to use this method because there is no socket end on it. It's smooth.

    Thanks!
     
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    deadmonkey90 Pro Bass Angler

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    No problem, just make sure you grind enough to put a good sized flathead in there but not too much to where the head grinds off with the shaft of the bolt still threaded in.
     
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    Damn that guy! I had to use the "vice grip" method just last week changing a part on a compressor. :steamed:


    King-Pin, how you hanging, boss?

    'Drew
     
  15. KING-PIN

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    Well, Drew, first of all, thanks for asking.

    Things have gotten a little easier. Not much, but at this point, I'll take any kind of improvement. Just trying to keep my head up and tell myself that the night is darkest just before the dawn. Dawn is coming soon, I hope.

    Thanks again for checking on me.

    :wavey:
     
  16. hal8000

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    If the slot head screw method does not work you can also try an easyout. An easy out is like a reverse thread tapered screw. You drill a small hole in the bolt then insert the point of the easyout in the hole. When you turn it in the direction to loosen the screw it drives the easyout into the hole so that the harder you turn the tighter it gets. Very small bolts may be a problem though.
     
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    This is the best way. My set of EZ outs have paid for themselves countless times over.
     
  18. deadmonkey90

    deadmonkey90 Pro Bass Angler

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    My method is a sure fire way, but yours is good too:wavey:. Hey king-pin my name is Drew also, can I be on your cool list?:wavey:
     
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    You know Drew #2, I think I can make some room on it for you.

    :supergrin:

    :wavey:
     
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    I would try a screwout they are at sears they work well.