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Old 07-30-2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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i striped a Hex screw on the damper, how do i get it out now?!!

ok so i had to remove my GPR off the 06 r6 to get to the air box to changed out my plugs. i have the right size hex wrench, i was trying to unscrew the one that mounts the gpr to the bracket, but i put a little bit of too much force and striped it. what do i have to do now to get the screw out? i got my GPR off by unscrewing the bolts that go into the Triple Tree.




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Old 07-30-2007, 12:06 PM   #2
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sometimes you can "saw" a horizontal line accross the top of the bolt then use a flat head screw driver..

or... drill it....
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ok so i had to remove my GPR off the 06 r6 to get to the air box to changed out my plugs. i have the right size hex wrench, i was trying to unscrew the one that mounts the gpr to the bracket, but i put a little bit of too much force and striped it. what do i have to do now to get the screw out? i got my GPR off by unscrewing the bolts that go into the Triple Tree.




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Man that is why its good to be friends with a machinist I had a similer problem he fixed it in 10 min. Machinist can make magic happen
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im glad i worked for a machine shop and learned all those tricks. i already sugguested turning it into a flat head screw.. that method has always worked for me
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im glad i worked for a machine shop and learned all those tricks. i already sugguested turning it into a flat head screw.. that method has always worked for me
im about to try that out right after i change out my plugs
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im glad i worked for a machine shop and learned all those tricks. i already sugguested turning it into a flat head screw.. that method has always worked for me
These dampers are required a certain amount of torque that screw driver cannot methods will not work.
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if it is metric get a SAE socket allen that is just a tad bigger, and beat that in there, once you get it all the way in and it is nice and tight hook up the ratchet and unscrew it. You may have to say goodbye to the socket.
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These dampers are required a certain amount of torque that screw driver cannot methods will not work.
I suggest working out then.

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thats where the vice grips come in handy to be able to put that amount of torque on it
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i got it fixed since the GPR was mounted to the bracket. i took out the other screw taht wasn't striped that mounted the gpr to the bracket. and just spun the bracket around till the screw came loose i hope that makes sense.
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this is also a good excuse to buy a hand impact! hits it with enough torque and wont strip the head... unless its SOFT metal or you hit the impact crooked!
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