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Anyone have some tricks up their sleeves or... just ideas on a easy way of getting a stripped bolt out? I guess some dude at the shop did it awhile back. I went to change my coolant the other day, and well the very back bottom bolt on my lower plastic fairing under the rear set is stripped. :mad: Thanks dealership mechanic!
In any case, I didn't want to make worse than it was, so I didn't f*ck with it too much.
 

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Use a dremel w/ the cutting disc and make new/deeper slots in the head for the screwdriver to grip...
 

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Same thing happened to me. I ended up buying an "impact driver" from Harbor Freight for like 4 bucks. It kinda looks like a screwdriver and you hit the back end with a hammer. It loosened it just enough for me to back the screw out. A set of screw extractors works as well, but then you gotta drill the screw which is kinda a pain.

Good luck!
 

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try a screw extractor? it goes on a power drill. kinda looks like a drill bit. just drill into the screw in reverse, the bit will bite into the screw/bold and unscrew it out
 

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I have several meathods of removing striped bolts, it just depends on the situation for each.

In your case I'd do what Thrak mentioned.
 

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Yeah, I've done the drilling before... I was hoping to get around that since it is such a pain. I'll try the dremel method, didn't think of that. Thanks for all the help guys.
 

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+1 with the impact driver. I use these all the time on bikes, quads ect. Its a must have for removing phillips head screws on any cycle, ATV and many others.




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i was using a flat head screw driver, and i couldnt get my screw out, so i went to the auto wing and grabed a impact driver, MAN THAT LITTLE THING WORKS MAGIC!
 

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Don't use an impact driver on the fairing bolts :lol

It is quite possible to snap the lug clean off the frame.
 

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ochlocracy said:
I have several meathods of removing striped bolts, it just depends on the situation for each.

In your case I'd do what Thrak mentioned.

bingo! ^^^

when i hear of u guys using impact drivers i cringe. ima truck mechanic, and when i use that shit, im smashin some HARD to exttract kinda shit. your're only fightin a little screw. in most cases, i find those rubber bushings behind the fairing screws are wuts really holding it against the fairing. i MAY be wrong. :thumbup :2cents
 

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easy outs make life simple
 
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