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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-16-2018, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Took the forks off to replace the stock suspension with legends AXEO cartridges. While trying to get the 6mm bolt out of the bottom of the left fork slider, I just might have stripped head! Anybody encountered this before. What did you use to get the bolt out? Do you think a heat gun would make it easier to break the torque on the other one before I strip it too? Any ideas considered!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-30-2018, 12:41 PM
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I've never run into that issue in particular but at work sometimes I run into Allen head bolts that don't come out. I've used a torx bit that fits into the corners and will pull it out. Just tap the socket in with a small hammer. An impact driver is suggested if it doesn't come right out.
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We just had this same type write-up a week or two ago. The poster had used a ball type allen and stripped his. Make sure your allen is in good condition and not a ball type. You can put some heat to it and maybe a little Kroil or similar. Put your allen socket on an impact and it should come out easily. The original poster, his allen was too far gone so he drilling it and used an extractor/ ez-out to get it.

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Just looked back and your the same guy who had the other write up. This must be a duplicate.

Heres the original
https://www.roadglide.org/50-suspensi...7465-help.html

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Torx bit drove in sometimes will work. There is also a product that I have at work called Sock It Out, that is basically a tapered allen easy out. They work very well on allen heads that have been rounded
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If you have to-
Drill the top off and when you pull the fork off you will be able to get at what is left of the root canal.
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