Whats easier than an E-Z out?

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted August 23, 2000 - 03:44 PM


Give up?

I dont know either. Ive been trying to get a busted bolt out of my subframe (the long one that connects the subframe to the backbone of the main frame) for two days now using "E-Z" outs with no luck. This thing is seized.
I just heated it up with a torch and tried again, but no luck.
Its coming down to the point that I might just have to drill the darn thing out and put a nut on the other side.
I hate to do that but Ive got a race this weekend and the clock is ticking.

Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F

  • Bryan Bosch

Posted August 23, 2000 - 05:01 PM


Drill and tap new threads. I've done this before and it only takes a few minutes.

  • Matt_Porritt

Posted August 23, 2000 - 06:25 PM


Drill it and put a longer bolt with a nylock nt on the other side.

Mate broke that bolt on his DRZ the other W/E.. next jump wasn't good! :)

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  • Ratso

Posted August 23, 2000 - 07:08 PM


If you have a reversible drill go get a left hand drill bit, most tool stores have them. Right now all you can do is drill it out and with the reverse drill bit you have about a 75% chance that while you drill the bolt will back itself out .
This works a lot more times than not.
good luck

  • Scott_F

Posted August 23, 2000 - 07:18 PM


If he can drill the bolt from the right side of the bike, a regular drill bit might unscrew it. A left handed bit won't be necessary.

Scott F

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted August 24, 2000 - 08:09 AM


I tried several of your solutions and I still came up empty. Im going to go the cheating route and go to my buddy that is a machinest. If he cant do it then Ill go for the nylon nut.

Darin from Missouri - 1999 WR 400F


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