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January 7, 2006, 01:30 PM

I've got a bolt on my swingarm that holds the hugger to the swingarm that is stripped...just spins around when you turn it. I just bought the bike and I think that the previous owner may have just covered it in loctite and stuck it in there, but I need to put the hugger back on the bike (he removed it). So, any tips on how to remove a stripped out bolt? I'm hopeful that it won't involve drilling it out and re-tapping the thing. And I'm not sure which threads (or maybe it's both) are stripped - the bolt or in the swingarm.

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January 7, 2006, 03:38 PM

Looks like with it spinning in there that you'll have to re-tap the thread. Hmmm... just spinning? and won't let go.....hmmm.... IMHO, you may have to drill it out... 2nd opinions??? anyone?
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January 7, 2006, 07:13 PM

If you can get some thing under the head of the bolt to pry up on it while turning the bolt you may get lucky. If not tape off the area well and bust out the Dremel. Once you get the head off use an ez out. Sears has em. If that doesnt work out drill it and install a helicoil


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January 7, 2006, 08:10 PM

BE PATIENT.
Use an interior panel trim remover, or an old fashioned weed puller. They are basically wide blade screwdrivers with a V cut into them. Put the threaded part of the bolt right in the V. This will help eliminate slipping. Put a rag under, or tape under the surface being pryied on. If a screwdriver is the only available tool, put it on the left side of the screw, while you try to turn the screw lefty loosy. Pry & turn at the same time.

BE PATIENT. loose that & bad karma will GET YA

A helicoil kit will have all you need except the drill bit. It will tell you what size drill bit to use, or best nearest size. The helicoil kit is the best way to repair the hole. The bolt size stays the same, and god forbid, if it strips again you will have more coils available. drilling should not be necessary the next time around.

The bolt size is probably 6mm X 1.0mm pitch.
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January 8, 2006, 12:08 AM

not sure if this will work but it worked on my cbr front bracket
Home depot sells this pretty strong magnet screw remover looks like a screw driver but the end tip is a magnet with a divot tool which will grab just about anything.
start to screw it out and start pulling it out
my screw was totally stripped along with the house around it came out easily.
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January 8, 2006, 05:44 PM

Thanks all. I'm going to take a look at it tommorrow and see if the pry and turn method will get it out. If it does, can I get the helicoil kit at home depot or do I need to go to a parts store?


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Parts store. N A P A has em I dont know if Advance does. If your in VA. Fairfax Auto does too


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So here is what happened. The wedge something under the bolt head thing didn't work because I couldn't get the bolt head up enough to get something under there - I tried all of the above mentioned tools. So I drilled a tiny hole into the bolt and got an extractor in there good and tight and I could pull on it really hard but still just spinning in place. So, I pulled on it REALLY hard while turning slowly and it broke off.

So, I decided to just drill the whole thing out and retap it . Went and got a bit just a little smaller than the bolt and I'm drilling it out (after cutting the head off of the bolt. But what happened is that the whole little threaded thing popped down into the swingarm. So I'm left with a big (like 1/4" or a bit more) hole in the hollow swingarm where the threads used to be, and I'm out of ideas.

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PS - I think what happened is that it wasn't the bolt that was stripped, but that whole little threaded piece was loose and turning in the big hole in the swingarm...so the prying didn't work for that reason.


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January 9, 2006, 02:54 PM

1/4" that's nothing. Now just run a tap through it and insert a helicoil.


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will a helicoil work if the swingarm is only like 1/16'' thick? I don't think I'd even get an entire thread in there it is so thin...I thought that helicoils were for putting into holes that were deeper (like if I had drilled out the socket that the 6mm bolt originally went in). As it is now it would be like putting a helicoil into a piece of sheet metal.


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January 10, 2006, 09:27 AM

Take it to a shop and have them install a rivnut. Its actually pretty easy to do but ,the tool isnt cheap. Call first to see if they can do it.


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http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...vetnuttool.php

Would this work to install it and would I have to find the right size rivnut?


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