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So I finally got into attempting to do the fender eliminator, but the idiot that put it together stripped one of the bolts. Before I light the fking bike on fire (sorry, I'm really pissed), any tips on how to get bolt out? I attached a pic to show the bolt. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Does it have a nut on the back side?
You can get a nut splitter at most auto parts stores or Northern Tool. Looks like there is enough room between the tire and frame to get one in there
 

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Unfortunately not. The bolt doesnt even come through on the other side.
Thanks though.
 

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If you want to go the cheap/dangerous route, use a dremel to grind some slots and use a big screw driver to try to get it out. Or you can use google for more than just porn. 😋

 

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If you want to go the cheap/dangerous route, use a dremel to grind some slots and use a big screw driver to try to get it out. Or you can use google for more than just porn. 😋


I dont mind going a more expensive and safe way... afterall, I do have a premium membership to Pornhub.

What's the safe expensive way? Mechanic?
 

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They sell kits for this kind of stuff.
 

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I’d probably try a slightly larger Allen key, I mean I assume it’s a metric one required there, maybe try an imperial one slightly larger and force it in with a knockometer (hammer)
This method has pulled me out of many a bind.
 

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There is a method I've used before, it involves drilling a hole in the screw that is slightly smaller in diameter than the threaded section of the screw, it libertes the head of the unit and in doing so also eliminates the pressure from the head on the surface or piece is holding, without said pressure the threaded section can be taken out with ease.

However, if the screw has any type of thread lock you would still have to try to use a screw extractor (those work well but not always).

I've use the dremmel strategy and it works well, it requires a steady hand and room for the tool tough.
 

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you could tap it with a LHT or use some locktite. there are also plenty of extractor bits out there. weld a hex nut onto it. there's a bunch of ways to skin this cat.
 

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Did ya get it out yet??? If not take a cutting grinder very carefully an make a notch in it to fit a flat head screwdriver in it I have had to do this some times if not that then grab a thing from advance auto to extract nuts an bolts. It works well too good luck.
 

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So I finally got into attempting to do the fender eliminator, but the idiot that put it together stripped one of the bolts. Before I light the fking bike on fire (sorry, I'm really pissed), any tips on how to get bolt out? I attached a pic to show the bolt. Thanks in advance for your help. View attachment 241882 View attachment 241882
You have to drill a hole in the center of the bolt and use what’s called an “ease out.”
It’s a reverse drill bit. Works great. Hope that helps. I just received this post.
 

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Does it have a nut on the back side?
You can get a nut splitter at most auto parts stores or Northern Tool. Looks like there is enough room between the tire and frame to get one in there
Don't know if you have room but suggest you go to your local NAPA store or machine tool store and buy a left hand twist drill bit somewhat smaller then the minor diameter of the screw. This bit drills in reverse and will try to back the screw out as it drills. Good luck.
 

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Did ya get it out yet??? If not take a cutting grinder very carefully an make a notch in it to fit a flat head screwdriver in it I have had to do this some times if not that then grab a thing from advance auto to extract nuts an bolts. It works well too good luck.
Yeah. I used a hacksaw, put a flat head into one of the cuts and hit the hell out of it. Thanks!!
 

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Thanks everyone for your help. Hacksaw, flathead, and hammer finally did the job. I tried so many different ways. Made the bolt worse as I went along. I'm definitely meant to pay the guy for these things. Now none of the lights work. They work by doing the battery test, but not when connected. Checked connections, re connected posi taps, and nothing. I'm guessing a fuse. Btw this is the bolt...thx again
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Don't know if you have room but suggest you go to your local NAPA store or machine tool store and buy a left hand twist drill bit somewhat smaller then the minor diameter of the screw. This bit drills in reverse and will try to back the screw out as it drills. Good luck.
I had tried. Was the first thing I did besides bitch for an hour. Ended up getting it with a hacksaw, flathead and hammer. Thx
 
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