Damn. Stripped a screw in my carb...help.

6 replies to this topic
  • BlueBayou

Posted October 29, 2005 - 06:33 PM


Enjoying my saturday, cleaned my boat, started uncorking the pig...and halfway through disaster struck.

I just removed the top cover of the carb on my way to removing that screw on the linkage so i could pull out the slide to install the new needle, well that screw on the linkage stripped :banghead:

So here I am with a disassembled bike, I'd like to get it back together ASAP.

Any tips on getting that screw out and putting another screw in?

Also any tips on drilling out the exhaust? I am using a 2" hole with my drill and using oil, but it's taking a while.

  • Old_Man_Time

Posted October 29, 2005 - 07:53 PM


Get a small vice grip wrench and clamp it on the screw head and twist it out. If it is really tight clearance they make small needle nose vice grips. If I remember right it should be pretty much in the open.

The 2" hole saw should do the job. It really didn't require much effort last time I drilled one out. Make sure you don't have the drill turned on reverse cause that would take a long time. :banghead:

  • GIANTac1

Posted October 29, 2005 - 08:03 PM


Go to your local hardware store and buy some easy outs. Should come out slicker than mule sh*t. Or try a Dremel and put a line through the head of the screw and use a flathead to remove it. jmho.

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  • don87xr600

Posted October 29, 2005 - 08:24 PM


tie your bike down in your truck when you're drilling out the exhaust.

  • knuklehead

Posted October 30, 2005 - 09:02 AM


Did the same thing, got it out with needle nose vise grips,went to a cycle salvage got screw out of an old junk carb,free

  • kehale

Posted October 30, 2005 - 09:26 AM


I put in allen head cap screws.
I dont like those phillips head ones.

Then you can use a ball-driver and get better access if you need to disassemble when on the bike.

I got the cap screws at OSH.

  • BlueBayou

Posted October 30, 2005 - 01:37 PM


Finally got that bitch out with needle nose vice and regular vice clamped on the needle nose with mucho liquid wrench->quite the contraption.

I'll post pics of the screw, it's about as mangled as I can imagine. Thanks for the help guys.

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