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Old 01-09-2013, 09:44 PM   #1
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Need help removing snapped screw

I just snapped a hex screw from over tightening something on my handle bar. I have never tapped a screw before and would definitely need help.

Anyone ever tap a screw out before? I can offer a six pack of your choice or pay for dinner or cash.

Any help appreciated! I'm in the sugar land / Missouri city area.
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if you remove the bar mount is any of the screw sticking up, maybe grab it with vice grips
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Yeah, there are a bunch of different techniques for getting out broken screws. If you could get some pics or a more detailed description, it might help.
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if you remove the bar mount is any of the screw sticking up, maybe grab it with vice grips
i didnt think about this, i might be able to remove the bottom screw and then try to twist the actual mount off and maybe the vice grips can finish off the broken piece...

problem is, even with the head snapped off, it's still held in tight. hopefully the whole thing with turn when i remove the bottom screw
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penetrating oil and heat can be your friends. If the bolt is going through aluminum, heat the aluminum, it expands more than steel.
Even if the bolt is going through steel, heating the surrounding metal while trying not to heat the bolt can help break it loose.
Just use care not to overheat anything.
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problem is, even with the head snapped off, it's still held in tight.
I didn't understand that part, but going by the pictures it shuld be easy to remove the broken bolt.
1- remove lower bolt
2- pull clutch perch away from handlebar
Need help removing snapped screw
3- use Vise-Grip pliers to [very firmly] grasp the remaining part of the broken bolt and rotate it.
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i didnt think about this, i might be able to remove the bottom screw and then try to twist the actual mount off and maybe the vice grips can finish off the broken piece...
this will likely work...
didnt see the pics before I posted the above.
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penetrating oil and heat can be your friends. If the bolt is going through aluminum, heat the aluminum, it expands more than steel.
Even if the bolt is going through steel, heating the surrounding metal while trying not to heat the bolt can help break it loose.
Just use care not to overheat anything.
there are rubber seals, grease, and brake fluid in that aluminum piece you are recommending that he heat up..
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Try removing the clamp and see if you there's enough to grip with pliers/vice grips.
If it doesn't come out easily stop and take it to a professional. Do not use heat.
I deal with broken bolts all of the time, half of which were made worse by the owner trying to extract them.
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Try removing the clamp and see if you there's enough to grip with pliers/vice grips.
If it doesn't come out easily stop and take it to a professional. Do not use heat.
I deal with broken bolts all of the time, half of which were made worse by the owner trying to extract them.
Patrick! You were recommended a ton in the ducati thread (in general section). Unfortunately being a noob rider I'm a little hesitant to go so far to your shop.

Thank you and everyone for the suggestions. I'm gonna attempt it all after work tomorrow and pick up replacement screws at a local sears hardware. If all else fails ill have to bring it to a random car shop by my house.
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:09 PM   #14
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if you cant get it i can come lend a hand. PM me and ill give you my number.
Thank you so much! I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.
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Oh man, this isn't too tough. If it won't come out by taking off the clamp and vice gripping it out, get a sheared bolt extractor kit. The bolt is drilled just a little bit so the extractor can bite, then the extractor has reverse teeth that grab onto the bolt as you're backing it out.

The tool looks like this -

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #16
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if you cant get a grip on it look for a helicoil for yor thread size cuz you might need to drill it out. just my 2 cents i havent looked at any pics just trying to help
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extracter bits work better for carpenters than mechanics
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