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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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One of those @&#* damn it moments....

I was swapping my new seat out today and taking off the strap for the passenger seat. There is that chrome mount the strap is wrapped around. You have to remove the forward saddle bag support ( guess that's what you call it) to remove the strap moubt. Busted the bolt for the saddle bag mount hand tightening that saddle bag support back on. Wonder what that's gonna cost me to get the busted bolt removed. Snapped the head right off the bolt. One of those @&#* damn it moments.


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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-09-2013, 09:16 PM
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Can you try using an EZ Out to remove the broken bolt? That's what the dealer will do and charge you $100.
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Get a set of easy outs and remove it yourself. If you can use a drill, you will be able to get that broken bolt out.

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You know anyone who arc or tig welds. Just tack a smaller diameter bolt on it. It will come right out. A lot easier than drilling and easy out method.
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What side? Can you get in behind it to turn,might get enough thread to clamp a pair of vice grips.

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Left side. I will have to see how far it went in. Didn't think about that thou. Good idea. Not sure how much room i have with the tire on the other side. I live in a apt so it's a pain in the @$$ breaking to much stuff down in my parking lot. Plus I will need a looooong extension cord I'm sure to drill that dude out. I'm sure my cordless drill won't go near fast enough to drill out.

But I could probably spend $20 on a tap set at harbor freight. I hate not having a garage makes life so much more complicated in this hobby when I like doing all this stuff myself.


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It seems like the simple stuff like this always becomes a small nightmare.
Why I dont know... its my MO for sure. Youll get it out, Im sure.

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Thoughts on this...

So here is a little more detail. Debating if I should just let the dealer take this bolt out or run to harbor frieght and get a extractor kit and do myself... Here is where the bolt is broken, its a little recessed in the hole. This isnt a actual pic of my fender but one I found on the internet. What I can not tell is, is bolt actually going into the fender there or something else? There chrome piece covers what the actual bolt goes into, in the pic below its black. I tried to feel the inside (by the wheel) of the fender and didnt feel a hole on the other side so I am not sure what this bolt actually going into. See the red circle in the picture.
The head is clean off my bolt and broken shortly after the hole begins.
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Under the chrome piece is a solid strut that is part of the frame that the bolt taps into


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Under the chrome piece is a solid strut that is part of the frame that the bolt taps into


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how hard would it be to extract you think?
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