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My son bought a new Harley Fatboy

Going to put on a sissy bar on for him.

TORX bolts are really tight and do not want to snap them off

Do not have access to hit the threads with any spray

They probably have locktite on them so the Harley shake won't loosen them goin' down the road.

Any suggestions for getting them loose?

Thank you in advance



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Don't have one, but looks like a good investment and might be just what is needed to get the bolts loose. Thanx. Sam:waving:
 

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I have about 3 impact drivers. One is an air unit and works OK if you don't mind messing with air lines and hearing compressors run. I bought a 1/2 inch drive electric one and that is fabulous for the big jobs.

For the little jobs I have one of the Craftsman ones that runs on a 19.2V battery. I use it a lot on the bike, it will loosen scres that were trying to stip the phillips heads with a handheld screwdriver. The Craftsman one came in a set with a drill, 2 batteries and the charger when I got it. Well worth the money for me.
 

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Mission accomplished:cool::banana::band::banana::cool:
 

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After riding a few days it should get loose by itself then install bar......:D
 

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I was going to suggest riding it for 500 miles and trying again, but someone beat me to it.

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I replace some crash damaged parts on a late model Harley and all the bolts were hard to turn, looks to me like they miss match the threads to get them to stay put. No sign of locktite.
 

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old engineering trick, shock tap the tight bolt in the direction to tighten first and then go for it to unwind the bolt. :bow:
 

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Brianinpa wrote:
SETHAN12 wrote:
Mission accomplished:cool::banana::band::banana::cool:
What did you have to do to get the bolts out?
Torx socket with extension and seated with a hammer.

Only one bolt gave me a problem, but they all seemed tight the whole way out just a Dave said.

Did put locktite on all new bolts before being installed.
 

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SETHAN12 wrote:
Torx socket with extension and seated with a hammer.

Only one bolt gave me a problem, but they all seemed tight the whole way out just a Dave said.

Did put locktite on all new bolts before being installed.
So no new tools to the inventory? Darn - that didn't work out right. ;)
 
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