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silentZ

Front master cylinder

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I am trying to replace the brake fluid in the Front brakes and I just stripped one of the bolts on the master cylinder.

The screw looks like a phillips head screw, but it is not. The screws are like butter and I for sure stripped it. I am so frustrated with this.

At least I haven't wrecked my chance to ride this weekend, yet.

JIS? What size? Where to get this tool locally?

I am not the best mechanic, so any help for extraction would be appreciated.

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I did the same thing on my honda. I used a dremel to put a straight cut in the head of the screw. Then used a flat head screw driver to remove it.

Or buy an extractor for like 10 bucks from Lowes or Home Depot.

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If you don't have a dremel just smack the edge of the screws counter clockwise (of course) with a chisel and hammer. You'll need new screws and may mark up the cover a little.

They are phillips screws, maybe #3, can't remember.

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The use of a Posi drive screwdriver will prevent this from happening (SnaponTools)

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