Removing a rounded out hex bolt (on GL1800 footpegs) - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

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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.


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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.

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

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

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Easy out kit a sears 10.99 on line.

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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.

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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.

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