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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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ISO GRIP ...my bolt issue

OK...I have installed ISO grips on both my previous bikes and loved them....so, while installing them on my new Deluxe I have ran inot an issue....

the clutch side, no problem
the throttle side...the f**k'n stupid phillps head bolts that hold the throttle cable housing suck!..first off, they position them so that using a regular screwdriver is impossible since the fairing is in the way...using the stupid little offset screw driver does not allow for any 'man' pressure to be applied to break the locktite that was factory installed by some dude who was apparently 'locktite happy', and now the head is totally f**k'd....

any thoughts....my only thought was that I now am going to have to buy one of those reverse drill bits that can grab the bolt head and remove it and then replace it....bt it looks like the fairing will have to come off just to get a dead-on angle at the head...

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 08:39 PM
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Go to the hardware store and buy a Grabit damaged screw remover, it's a tool that you put in your drill and run backwards and one end drills a hole in the middle and reverse the tool and it has an extractor on the other end.
They come in different sizes and I have used mine a bunch of times and never failed to do the job.
You should be able to loosen the bars and get room.
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An update to my issue...

thanks for the suggestion to loosen the bars ...this did provide more room. the reverse drill to grab the bolt head however didn't bite and just stripped it further, so.....I had to use a small diameter metal bit and drilled out enough that the head broke off...then just slid the cover off.....it seems that the threads were not so tight, but when factory tightened down, the heads sat themselves so tight, they 'pressed' themselves...

lesson learned, next time start by applying a small amount of penetrating oil first....replacing two crew bolts is not so bad....

my lesson learned!

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Over coming these little hurdles helps us appreciate our custom ride even more. Glad it worked out for you.

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Good story, drama, good guy comes to the rescue, happy ending.
Glad it all worked out for you. I'll keep this as a "note to self" if and when I add ISO grips.



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Knot to imply any thing bad but as a side note: #1 reason a Philips gets bugger up is the wrong bit size But like me I never have the right one
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Right, and in the words of the famous Mr. Ed, "Hey Wilbur, my bit don't fit":




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Right, and in the words of the famous Mr. Ed, "Hey Wilbur, my bit don't fit":
Damn! You really should shave before work...
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I think it will take more than a shave for some poor soul to kiss that
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I think it will take more than a shave for some poor soul to kiss that
I'm not even sure a couple of sixpacks would help...
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