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Old 08-27-2008, 07:59 AM   #1
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MotoHouston...DBuck has a problem!!!!

Guys,

Please give me your input. I went to pull the rims off my bike last night and in the process I managed to strip the head of an allan bolt on the left front brake caliper. I managed to get the rotors off the rim and dropped them out after I removed the axle, but now I need to figure out how to extract the bolt so I don't have to do this every time (plus, I'll need to do some brake work eventually). What do you recommend? An extractor? I think the bolts are 10 mm with 1.50 pitch thread. I would think plenty of shank diameter to use an extractor. BTW, it's the lower bolt nearest the bottom of the fork tube that holds the caliper to the tubes. What do you suggest?

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i suggest a new bolt after you get this one out.
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i suggest a new bolt after you get this one out.
Where's the icon of the guy slapping the other guy in the head???!!!

Now would be the time for it. . . .
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Motorcycles Unlimited? I would almost put money that they have done this themselves before.
I'm sure they can, but it's a matter of time...I have a trackday on Sunday I can make it work without extracting the bolt at this time, however, I want it fixed. If I can't get it out tonight, it's gonna have to wait until after the trackday and Motorcycles Unlimited will be seeing the bike for sure.
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i suggest a new bolt after you get this one out.
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First try to see if you can grip the head with some long nose vise grips. Second get a sharp chissel and hit it with a hammer on the head to try to turn it out. I have done both of these with great success. There is something in a can that freezes bolts to make them shrink, I have not used this but you may want to try this. Last resort try an easy out.
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First try to see if you can grip the head with some long nose vise grips. Second get a sharp chissel and hit it with a hammer on the head to try to turn it out. I have done both of these with great success. There is something in a can that freezes bolts to make them shrink, I have not used this but you may want to try this. Last resort try an easy out.
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the only problem is the bolt head is round and kinda cone shaped? I thought about using my dremel to make to "cut" two flat spots on the head and then to try the whole vice grip method but not sure it would hold?
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First try to see if you can grip the head with some long nose vise grips. Second get a sharp chissel and hit it with a hammer on the head to try to turn it out. I have done both of these with great success. There is something in a can that freezes bolts to make them shrink, I have not used this but you may want to try this. Last resort try an easy out.
Good Luck
I agree, take a small chisel and kind of make your own slot for a big screw driver to fit in, or get the chisel deep enough where you can grab it with a wrench and twist that fker out.




Warning: I highly suggest you don't heat it. I've see the fluid in a caliber get heated up so much it blew a hole (real tiny) through half the caliber.
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Guys,

Please give me your input. I went to pull the rims off my bike last night and in the process I managed to strip the head of an allan bolt on the left front brake caliper. I managed to get the rotors off the rim and dropped them out after I removed the axle, but now I need to figure out how to extract the bolt so I don't have to do this every time (plus, I'll need to do some brake work eventually). What do you recommend? An extractor? I think the bolts are 10 mm with 1.50 pitch thread. I would think plenty of shank diameter to use an extractor. BTW, it's the lower bolt nearest the bottom of the fork tube that holds the caliper to the tubes. What do you suggest?

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I didn't think you had to pull the calipers off to remove the wheel . But since it's already stripped out try some vice grips and try to spray some lube on the bolt. Were you using the right allen ?
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DBuck, you might think about finding a socket that just fits over the top of the bolt and tap it on with a hammer. Then extract with a socket wrench. If you have the tool, you might be able to find a bolt extractor that works the same way.
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I didn't think you had to pull the calipers off to remove the wheel
yep, you do, otherwise I wouldn't have taken them off or at least attempted.

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yes, I removed the right side with no issues.
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I didn't think you had to pull the calipers off to remove the wheel . But since it's already stripped out try some vice grips and try to spray some lube on the bolt. Were you using the right allen ?
from how I understand it, he did get the wheel off, he just wants to fix his problem.





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I managed to get the rotors off the rim and dropped them out after I removed the axle, but now I need to figure out how to extract the bolt so I don't have to do this every time (plus, I'll need to do some brake work eventually).
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DBuck, you might think about finding a socket that just fits over the top of the bolt and tap it on with a hammer. Then extract with a socket wrench.
How will that help if the bolt head is round?

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If you have the tool, you might be able to find a bolt extractor that works the same way.
I'll buy the necessary tool if I have too. Are these bolt extractors easy to use?
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from how I understand it, he did get the wheel off, he just wants to fix his problem.
yes, I got the wheel off, but in order to do so I had to remove the 5 bolts holding the rotors to the rim, pull the axle, drop the rotors and then finagle (is that a word?) the rim out.
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I agree, take a small chisel and kind of make your own slot for a big screw driver to fit in, or get the chisel deep enough where you can grab it with a wrench and twist that fker out.
this sounds like an easy method....maybe

I'll cut a slot for a screw driver and then try twisting it out, only issue I foresee is not enough torque to get it to break loose.
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yes, I got the wheel off, but in order to do so I had to remove the 5 bolts holding the rotors to the rim, pull the axle, drop the rotors and then finagle (is that a word?) the rim out.
I think curts socket idea might work, take a small socket that needs to be pounded on might work. specially if you go out and get those sockets with the razor edges on the inside, meant for taking stripped bolt heads off
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How will that help if the bolt head is round?



I'll buy the necessary tool if I have too. Are these bolt extractors easy to use?
Because the socket is grooved.
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this sounds like an easy method....maybe

I'll cut a slot for a screw driver and then try twisting it out, only issue I foresee is not enough torque to get it to break loose.
im sure your hand and forearm is strong from doing a lot of now that your married
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