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Old 12-18-2008, 01:33 PM   #1
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Worst luck with my dead battery!

Ok guys, I had a dead battery this past sunday after a fairly long ride with a couple friends of mine, luckily it happened after we got home. So we were swapping out all the brake fluid (front and back), and i test rode it to see the firmness of the lever. When I was done I left the key in the on position for about 15 mins (which means the lights stayed on ). So I started to break it down once it wouldnt start, and of course the owner before me must have had a bad shop or himself put the side bolt of the fairing, that covers the seat bolts, in incorrectly because it was cross threaded and stripped! so i had to cut my fairing .

Anyways, I got the battery out and replaced. So my question is, does anyone on here know how or have the tools to take the bolt out and re-thread it for me? It's an allen head bolt (I believe 4mm).

And yes, a Battery Tender is soon to be ordered!
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:39 PM   #2
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there are tools for this specific purpose but if you've never done it, it's reccomended to bring it to the nearest shop near you. sunny motorsports, ellis, javi, Motorcycles Unlimited...
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:46 PM   #3
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i think a die set can work

i have one laying around somewhere lol

it is a bolt that your trying to re-thread right
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:56 PM   #4
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you got to drill an tap it like blends said if you dont know how take it to someone it should not cost big get the tools a few brews an ill set you up no big
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hmm thanks for the replies and suggestions, it was just a pain in the and it was one of a descision to cut part of my fairing. Luckily it was just a small black peice that can be replaced for only 50$. I might take it up to Motorcycles Unlimited sometime soon, dont have the time now as I'm planning/readying up for a hunting trip the weekend!
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