Rad Panel bolts
Posted October 26, 2005 - 07:01 AM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 09:49 AM
If your bolt heads are completely ripped off, I have heard of people in other contexts drilling with a small drill bit into the bolt, then jamming something in the hole, to be able to get some grip on the "something", and then turning the "something" to the left to bring the rest of the bolt out with the "something".
Posted October 26, 2005 - 10:17 AM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 10:41 AM
I would probably drill the heads off so that I could at least get the shrouds off to get a look-see at the inserts. It has happened to a couple of my mates. They glued the inserts back in I believe.
It's dead easy to spin them, they can't be overtightened at all. just the gentlest (is that even a word?) of nips with a 1/4 drive socket set
I put mine back in with a little dob of copper grease
Posted October 26, 2005 - 11:01 AM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 11:12 AM
Posted October 26, 2005 - 11:14 AM
do not be panic!
NO sorry I must have miss led you.The head is still on but the insert in the tank must be spinning as the bolt is not loosening and I am panicking
for every problem there is solution.
it is only shroud bolt that stuck.
i have the oil drain bolt smash,upper engine bracket bolts stuck and more bolts in the handlebare that didn't open, finely for all of them i found solution.
you must be creative with this,it's all the fun.
OK, so try to pull the shrouds toward you while trying screw the bolt out with a proaper tool. before you do so try to spray loosen nuts spray and tap on it few times to loose the thread a little.
after getting the bolt out,lock the insert with proaper adhesive.
hope i helps...
Posted October 26, 2005 - 11:43 AM
Maybe ask your local shop, I'll bet that they have seen this situation more than once. (Ofcourse they just probably sell the customer a new tank and set of shrouds )
Posted October 26, 2005 - 11:48 AM
Posted October 27, 2005 - 10:09 AM
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Posted October 28, 2005 - 04:52 AM