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Can anyone tell me an easy way to get a stripped screw out of a chrome front fork bolt cover? I got the chrome piece off of the bottom of the fork but the screw is stripped and I cant get it out of the hole, thanks for any help.... I feel like an idiot:eek:
 

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Depending on how much is exposed, you might try some needle nose pliers or needle nose vise grips and grab it and tilt at an angle to hopefully press the screw against the walls of it's location enough to spin out.
 

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If the head of the screw is exposed you can cut a slot in it with a hacksaw or a dremel cut off wheel and use a screwdriver in the slot you just cut to get the screw out.

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If the head of the screw is exposed you can cut a slot in it with a hacksaw or a dremel cut off wheel and use a screwdriver in the slot you just cut to get the screw out.

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I am going to remember that trick, for sure.
 

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Post a pic so we can see what you are dealing with.
 

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I'd use my dremel motor to cut a slot in the screw that will fit a flat head screwdriver. Then, just unscrew it.
 

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I agree with the other solutions but it it is broken off below the surface drill it with a sharp drill and use a easy out (they do make them small enough )
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How did you break it off ?
 

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Can anyone tell me an easy way to get a stripped screw out of a chrome front fork bolt cover? I got the chrome piece off of the bottom of the fork but the screw is stripped and I cant get it out of the hole, thanks for any help.... I feel like an idiot:eek:
Are you talkn bout the axle bolt? We all gotta learn man! Dont BE an Idiot. lol
 

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Thanks All for the help

After spending hours getting beat up by a tiny screw I headed to the local Harley dealer, asked a guy at service to take a look at the axle nut with the stripped screw and he said no problem give me a few minutes... came back 20 minutes later and the screw was out:) now the bad part the chrome had a huge gash in it:mad: told him that wasn't there before he disagreed but after me telling him he is a liar the service manager gave me a brand new set and apologized... what is the use of dealers I would rather just buy the bike from Harley direct in the future, pick out my model color specs and have it shipped to me, sorry for the rant.
 

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yeah, those front axel bolt cover screws are soft, I think mine is mostly being held on by black rtv sealant, I put in there before attaching them...

my thought was, I hope I never have to take these suckers off...

there are varying degrees of hex tools, the ones in your bagger kit are hard enough, just not long enough to get the right torque to do anything.

I'll be getting a set of duralast, hex and torx 3/8" end bits in the near future.

or husky t-handles

My inner shift peg is loose and cannot be tightened without fear of stretching the bolt and/or stipping the threads in the hole.
 

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After spending hours getting beat up by a tiny screw I headed to the local Harley dealer, asked a guy at service to take a look at the axle nut with the stripped screw and he said no problem give me a few minutes... came back 20 minutes later and the screw was out:) now the bad part the chrome had a huge gash in it:mad: told him that wasn't there before he disagreed but after me telling him he is a liar the service manager gave me a brand new set and apologized... what is the use of dealers I would rather just buy the bike from Harley direct in the future, pick out my model color specs and have it shipped to me, sorry for the rant.
I recently had some warranty work done. When I got the bike back the front shifter was too high. I went to adjust it and the mechanic has stripped the hex. After removing it I dug into my trusty bucket-o-screws, nuts and bolts and replaced it myself. Like I always say..... why should I pay someone else to fu#k up my bike when I can do it myself.
 
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