Alright here's my issue. I bought my 06 CBR600RR used and when I went to go change the cct if found a little problem; the jackass who had it before my totally stripped out one of the two hex bolts that hold it down, I mean completely rounded it out so no allen key will work and now I can't get it out; any suggestions?????
Alright here s my issue I bought my 06 CBR600RR used and when I went to go...
How good are you with a drill and easyouts
Vise grips? Torx or star bits? Chisel and hammer if you dont have dremel?
vice grips ... or a hammer and punch ... sounds bad i know but means must
It's impossible to get any other tool in there. If anyone else has this bike you'll know exactly what I'm talking about
Not home at the moment, will post later
Ok. I'm a Tool & Die Maker. So, if I can see it, I can probably let you know the best way to get it out.
Take a tork's socket just a bit bigger than the stripped out one and hammer it in, unscrew and replace with new...........
YUP! That's it! Total bitch to get to. It's the bottom one that's stripped out
Considering the orientation of that thing, that's actually a pretty good idea. The socket is already screwed anyway, so nothing to lose by trying it first, before more drastic measures.
Many ways.. basically boils down to the situation. All these methods are great. But i bet only one or two can be applied in that situation
Show a pic.. a lot of times just slotting or gripping with good vice grips will get it worked out. Or grip it out then slot it for a driver.
Pic has been posted. It's the bottom bolt
Yep. No choice really. Vice grip it
Can't get to it with vice grips
I've heard if you get the socket that fits it and pack it with foil and shards of wire wool it can create enough grip to loosen the bolt
Is that not the bolts I'm seeing? You should be able to get some needle nose grips on that bolt.
But yeah I can see how it would be tough. Would be in small amounts.
If that is the head I'm seeing. Head of the bolts.. just hacksaw a groove in it.
Center punch and hammer. All you have to do is get it started, and then you can unscrew it by hand:
Take a center punch, and place it on the knurled side of the fastener, just to the right of the center. Then strike the center punch with a hammer, so as to move the head of the screw in a counterclockwise direction.
Great idea Chris. I imagine if he can't get a hit on the knurled part he could drill a small flat spot or something.
Torqued down too tight, already tried
I've never had that technique fail, IF you can get a good bite, and the proper angle on it. Usually a short, sharp "snap" on the head, about a ten degree angle is all.
If all else fails, can that whole unit be removed? That may be the only recourse. Then it can be drilled out, with a left handed drill, and an easy out.
And try Kroil. It's a penetrating oil. Works better than ANY other.
Short of pulling the motor I don't think there is another way of getting to it.
Weld something to it then. Just make sure you can spin whatever you weld to it, with nothing in the way.
When I did machine work easy outs were life savers!