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Tap-Out and stuck bolt removal - March 15, 2010, 08:26 PM

I was replacing the fork seals on an RC51 when I ran in to this problem with the axle. Seems the last asshole that changed the tire did not put in the left side collar, so when they put the axle back on, the nut compressed on to the axle instead of tightening on to the forks. I used a 5 foot breaker and an impact wrench with a 1.25 # hammer and STILL could not get it off. The only thing that I could do was to improvise. I've had alot of questions on how to tap out stuck bolts. This is one method that can be applied to many applications. Here it is:
I could not take pictures with enough detail, so I made a diagram. Don't laugh:
Step 1: Usally you can skip to step #2, but with the extrem pressure tha is on the threads, you cannot just use a tapout. You need to first relieve the pressure on the threads. Take a grinder and shave off the bolt to where the lip meets the axle. If you do this carefully enough, you can salvage the axle. Once the bolt is gone, the diamater is small enough where you an get the axle out of the forks and remove the wheel.

Notice how it is flush. There is no more head to the bolt, therefore, the tension is relieved from the threads.

Step 2: Drill a hole in the middle that fits the diameter of the tap out that you have chosen:

Using the tapout, take out the threads.

The axle was not damaged, cuz Im so fuc*ing good. However, the threads did need to be cleaned and the grinding damaged the first rung of threads. The best thing to do is use a tap to repair the damaged threads and clean out the remaining threads. Make sure you put cutting oil on your tap:


Now a new bolt fits like a glove!!
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You have answered the HOW-TO call--thank you. Excellent write-up and photos.


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Thats cool and all but time is money....is 1-2 hours of trouble worth a new axle? Im not knocking on you cuz I would have probably done the same thing. lol.
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Thats cool and all but time is money....is 1-2 hours of trouble worth a new axle? Im not knocking on you cuz I would have probably done the same thing. lol.
hold up - lemme go check my tools to see if I have everything to do this...hmm duct tape...zip ties...random small screws...more duct tape nope...now I have to go buy these special tools...BRB.
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Thats cool and all but time is money....is 1-2 hours of trouble worth a new axle? Im not knocking on you cuz I would have probably done the same thing. lol.
15 minutes tops to do this! Easier than waiting around for an axle to show.


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Thats cool and all but time is money....is 1-2 hours of trouble worth a new axle? Im not knocking on you cuz I would have probably done the same thing. lol.
Dude, Waiting for the axle to get here would be about a week, so yeah, it's totally worth it. That and the fact that I could not get the bolt out of the axle unless I relieved the pressure from the bolt (like it says in the intro to the thread). I was replacing the fork seals on this bike, so this was a necessary step in the whole 'replace the fork seals' procedure.
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