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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-07-2016, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Help with stripped allen head bolt

The previous owner stripped the hell out of this thing. I tried the rubber band trick and that didn't work. Tried using a star bit and it's just between 2 sizes. I bought this Irwin kit that supposedly works well, even on button head bolts, but I can't get the grip to hold well enough. Any other ideas, short of drilling it out?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-07-2016, 08:28 PM
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Cut a slot in it and use a large bladed screwdriver

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Bofa, I'd try what moby suggested. If that doesn't work, drill it out.

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It's one of the rear peg bolts so i'm pretty sure it has loctite in it. Not sure I'll get enough torque with a flathead.

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Maybe I can get a good notch with a cold steel chisel and use a big flathead with a hammer. Ugh

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Was looking at the back of the bolt and can see dried red loctite on the protruding threads. Crap

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Ouch

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Was looking at the back of the bolt and can see dried red loctite on the protruding threads. Crap
That sucks, probably going to have to drill it out. There's always this....

http://www.amazon.com/Damaged-Remove.../dp/B00MZCEBII

I bought a gold tipped remover from the hardware store for $20. I broke it on the first shot but I did get the screw out. I returned it for my money back and fixed the problem.

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Torx bit and an impact tool. Even a decent power drill (With the loctite on there? Well, try and see?) should be able to do it if you don't have any impact tools. Tap the appropriate size torx bit in just a little (just enough for the bit to grab onto the head) with a hammer and attach an impact tool. From my experience, 9/10 times they come right out.
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That sucks, probably going to have to drill it out. There's always this....

http://www.amazon.com/Damaged-Remove.../dp/B00MZCEBII

I bought a gold tipped remover from the hardware store for $20. I broke it on the first shot but I did get the screw out. I returned it for my money back and fixed the problem.
I may give that a shot. Love an excuse to buy more tools.

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Torx bit and an impact tool. Even a decent power drill (With the loctite on there? Well, try and see?) should be able to do it if you don't have any impact tools. Tap the appropriate size torx bit in just a little (just enough for the bit to grab onto the head) with a hammer and attach an impact tool. From my experience, 9/10 times they come right out.
The stripped center is just between two sizes. I tried hammering in the larger torx but the bit metal seems softer than the bolt. I'll give it another shot.

One other thing I found perusing the web for ideas is to jb weld a bit in the hole and then try wrenching it out I also read that heating the bolt may help once I can get some grip on it.

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I may give that a shot. Love an excuse to buy more tools.



The stripped center is just between two sizes. I tried hammering in the larger torx but the bit metal seems softer than the bolt. I'll give it another shot.

One other thing I found perusing the web for ideas is to jb weld a bit in the hole and then try wrenching it out I also read that heating the bolt may help once I can get some grip on it.
The JB Weld is another option for sure. I hate these damn Allen head bolts. I want to replace every damn one of them honestly.
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