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post #1 of 19 Old 03-19-2016, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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unable to remove bolt on exhaust mount

I'm installing the enduro guardian skid plate, and need to remove the bolt that is right below the rear brake that is uses to support the exaust. It just spins...make no progress out. Ideas?
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Shouldn't do that, something is stripped. The backside is a threaded piece of metal.

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post #3 of 19 Old 03-19-2016, 11:26 PM
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Grind the head off, poke bolt out the back.
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Correct it is threaded piece of metal on the exhaust pipe. It cannot be pushed out the back due to other exhaust pipe on the backside that has limited room.
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Ok, how about grabbing the bolt head with vicegrips & apple tension while turning with the allen key, it might "start" the thread ??
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Tried pulling and twisting with vice grips with no luck. Not sure what is meant / how to use Allen key and apple tension.
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I think he meant "apply" tension. Pull the bolt out while turning it.

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How're you getting on with this ? I can see it's a bit of a bugger. Have you resorted to pulling the pipes off yet ?
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No progress yet. That will likely be my next step unless I find/hear anything else to try. seems like that may take some time. Will have to look up how to do that. The back pipe seems like I will be a bit of work.
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There may be enough play in the bracket for you to cut the bolt head off, & punch it out the back bending it all sideways enough to clear the back pipe. Given that there's a rubber bush and you'll have to replace the present bolt with a bolt & nut it shouldn't matter if the bracket gets a bit bent & re-straightened in the process.

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