I believe that putting a welder to the nut would melt the fairing.. Best bet is still to use a large drill and take the head of the bolt, as you would do with a rivet..If the right tool can't do it bashing in a torx bit would be wishful thinking
The heat from the welder may be enough to get things moving, you should be able to find someone willing to give it a go
Yeah -- tried a hammer with a large flathead screwdriver. No luck.
Thanks, Rick. I was hoping to have done this on my own, but I might take you up on this. I will give it another shot tonight. If it doesn't work out, I'll send you a PM.The next step is to VERY CAREFULLY drill through the center of the head with a bit that is the same size as the OD of the threads. Stop when the head comes off. A left-handed drill bit works best and often once it starts cutting will spin the bolt out. However, a regular 11/64" drill bit will get the head off allowing the removal of the bodywork and then removal of the remaining part of the bolt.
Or stop by on your way to Atlanta. I'll get it out for you.