This will be a booger I'm sure
Posted June 23, 2009 - 03:58 PM
I have always heard of this problem but had never had it. Has anyone figured out a way to remedy this situation?
Posted June 23, 2009 - 08:23 PM
Posted June 23, 2009 - 08:59 PM
Posted June 23, 2009 - 09:43 PM
It's an easy fix:
- Get a cordless drill, put in on the highest speed setting
- Put in correct tip for stuck fastener bolt/screw head
- Spin the entire assembly, screw and spinning tank fastener at once, fast.
- If you spin it fast enough, it will melt the small amount of plastic holding the formally captive nut in place
- Remove all other shroud bolts the regular way
- Remove captured fastener on back of Shroud, from bolt
- Re-install removed tank fastener with JB Weld or similar and let set.
- ADD ANTI SEIZE COMPOUND TO ALL SHROUD BOLTS before re-installing
While you are at it, if you have had this 'electrolytic corrosion' on the tank shroud bolts, just wait till you try and remove your swingarm adjuster bolts. They are probably stuck by now. If not, add the anti-sieze before it's too late.
Posted June 25, 2009 - 05:16 AM