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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-16-2018, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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not sure where to post this but initially posted it in the DIY forum. IOf this is where it belongs, I'll appreciate it if the moderators can let me know and I'll take it down on the other forum.

Took the forks off to replace the stock suspension on my 2013 Road Glide Ultra,with legends AXEO cartridges. While trying to get the 6mm bolt out of the bottom of the left fork lower 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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I'm not sure by your post what 'type' of bolt head you're dealing with. Can you advise?


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I think your right it is a 6mm internal wrenching plug. Hopefully its your allen wrench thats messed up. You have to have a long allen preferably on a socket so you can get pressure pushing and twisting. A little heat will help if the plug had lock tite applied. Maybe try to soak in Kroil or similar. If the plug is truly stripped I would guess it would have to be drilled and extracted. Hopefully it's your allen wrench.

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The part I'm talking about is Item#23, PN#45405-75A, SCREW, w/ washer (2), Found on the Fork, Front, Left and right, (Fairing Model) page in the owners section of the HD website,https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson....184&groupId=14

It may be that the hex driver I used (ball head) which was the only one I could find locally, was deficient. I ordered 3 more drivers from Grainger this morning for pick up tomorrow, along with some 3-in-1 penetrating oil, which I will use along with a heat gun tomorrow to try and get this bugger out. Wish me luck!

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The part I'm talking about is Item#23, PN#45405-75A, SCREW, w/ washer (2), Found on the Fork, Front, Left and right, (Fairing Model) page in the owners section of the HD website,https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson....184&groupId=14

It may be that the hex driver I used (ball head) which was the only one I could find locally, was deficient. I ordered 3 more drivers from Grainger this morning for pick up tomorrow, along with some 3-in-1 penetrating oil, which I will use along with a heat gun tomorrow to try and get this bugger out. Wish me luck!
Those ball drivers suck. Not enough contact with the bolt. I only use those if I need to angle it. Get a good socket and put it on a impact gun. That should torque it right off if you didn't strip the bolt.

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Don't think I can help, but as said use an impact on the other one. I put axeos in also, the impact popped them right out. Heat will definitely not hurt any thing. If it is stripped, try to get a square or torx in there, heat it good. And try an impact, good luck.
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Heat gun might not be enough, try a propane torch, heat it until just before the oil ignites
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Thanks guys, I have to wait until Grainger opens in the morning to pick up my new impact 6mm driver to see if I can get this damn thing out. Will try 3-n-1 penetrating oil and a heat gun on max, if that doesn't work I'll probably end up drilling it out. Will let you know how it goes.

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I used a 25" breaker bar and had no issue at all. I also used a 6mm 1/2" drive impact socket. Both pieces I bought from harbor freight. I honestly dreaded the 6mm bolt from all the posts I read on how it was going to be a problem, but with the breaker bar I had no issue at all. Hope it works out for you.

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