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croderick 04-27-2013 09:50 AM

Removing a rounded out hex bolt (on GL1800 footpegs)
 
I have a bolt on the foot pegs of my '10 wing on the foot peg that rounded out while trying to remove it. The driver that I used is the one that is sized correctly for the fastener (at least the other 3) but this one rounded out. Haven't had much of a chance to work with the fastener as of yet. I have not tried to clear out the socket yet, just trying to get the task figured to death first and look at the alternatives.

:praying:

rpeters549 04-27-2013 10:22 AM

Allen head type or standard bolt head (also a hex since it has 6-sides).
If a standard type bolt try the stripped bolt remover from Sears/Craftsman. It is sharp and reverse threaded to bite in to the old head. If the allen/hex type I know that grinding a small slot in it might allow you to use a wide screwdriver or similar.
Hope it works out.

SETHAN12 04-27-2013 10:28 AM

Could weld a bolt to the inside of the hex and then take it out with a regular wrench.

busdriver 04-27-2013 12:02 PM

Go to your favorite tool place and buy a screw extractor kit usually under $10.

SMEDEN(=the blacksmith) 04-27-2013 01:23 PM

Just drill the head off the bolt , remove the foot peg , and turn the rest of the bolt out with a wise grip or similar .

tecotim 04-27-2013 01:59 PM

Easy out kit a sears 10.99 on line.
http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/pi/mp2/128...08ace3cbfc93dc

tlbranth 04-27-2013 02:02 PM

I've got to say that "Easy Out" is a cruel and unethical misnaming of a tool.

croderick 04-29-2013 01:52 PM

Just in case you wanted to know...

got out my set of easy-out screw extractors and got the only one that would fit the hex socket on the bolt, put the square drive of the extractor into a 10mm 12 point socket and put the whole shebang on a 3/8 drive ratchet. put a lot of pressure gradually on it and viola`, out she came pretty as you please. No damage to anything, except the old hex bolt.

Thanks to everyone for the tips and encouragement.

Another battle won!!

:claps:

SETHAN12 04-29-2013 03:06 PM

Thank you for the update!!!:bow:

Doug B. 04-29-2013 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tlbranth (Post 2046434)
I've got to say that "Easy Out" is a cruel and unethical misnaming of a tool.

When I become President, that name will be illegal and will no longer exist.

Don't hold your breath!


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