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rush66

Broken bolt trouble help

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I accidently snapped off the right side tank mount bolt :cry: flush with the frame and was drilling it out to easy-out it and the drill bit caught somthing snapped and of in the hole :cry: the end of the bit is recessed a little bit I don't know what to do to get it out ? Are the mounts just a tube through the frame ? could I just cut the spot welds and remove the whole tube and weld a new one in and tap it ? any helpful advise is appreciated

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Dont forget the oil tank is in the frame :cry:. You could drill it out and retap to a larger size much easier. You could try freezing it and chipping it out. The metal they make ez outs with is pretty brittle so it should fracture easily.

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Snap On, Mac, and Matco carry mini die grinder bits. They will tear through that bolt like butter. Then just retap hole or heli coil it. :cry:

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TRY HITTING THE FRAME AROUND THE BOLT WITH A PUNCH OR SOCKET EXTENSION EVEN AN AIR HAMMER IF YOU HAVE ONE. THIS SHOULD LOOSEN THE DRILL BIT THEN A MAGNET SHOULD GET IT OUT IF THIS DOESN'T WORK DREMEL MAKES VERY SMALL GRINDING BITS IT MAY TAKE A WHILE BUT SHOULD DO THE TRICK.

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