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post #1 of 5 Old 03-18-2005, 01:50 PM
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Help ! Rounded off allen bolt

Hi !

I was a bit sloppy when trying to install my motech (which Suzuki GB use as the OEM version, if anyone's interested) crashbars, and I've rounded off one of the hex bolts (which appear to be made out of some metal slightly sturdier than cheese...)

How do I get the bugger out ? I've cut a slot across the top with a dremel, and got a monster screwdriver in there, but no amount of turning (or swearing!) will budge it, and I'm not a little fella...

Should I drill it ? Any better ideas ?

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-18-2005, 02:30 PM
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They have blue loctite on the threads. Since you have a nice cut made from the dremel tool, you might try using an impact driver. I bet it'd break loose.

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-18-2005, 05:41 PM
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I always have a set of cheap torx bits that I use just for this problem. Find the one that will just start and pound it in. Oh, and the impact drivers work great on any screw head fastener.
post #4 of 5 Old 03-18-2005, 05:46 PM
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Great - thanks guys. I'll pick one up tommorow and report back on the results....

I'm going to enjoy walloping it anyway - its been really bugging me !
post #5 of 5 Old 03-19-2005, 09:52 AM
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Success...Had to beat the crap out of it, but it finally moved...

Thanks for the tips....
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