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post #1 of 5 Old 08-23-2008, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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nothing i do ever goes smoothly...

well, you might think its impossible to #*[email protected] this up but i did.

i got a nice new acerbis front fender, the one where you have to drill the holes for the klr. i think i got the holes good, long story short..i snapped off the head of one of the bolts while tightening. there is just a tiny stub sticking out.
im pretty sure i am going to have to use an "easy out" or something.

one thing i am wondering is if i will need to disassemble the front end or can this be done with just taking off the front tire maybe..
any ideas?


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post #2 of 5 Old 08-23-2008, 11:31 AM
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I would definately try just taking the tire off. If that don't work, your already ahead of the game and removing the triple tree is pretty simple from that point. You'r luck sounds like mine. None of my buddies allow me to tighten or try to break loose tight bolts...LOL.

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-23-2008, 07:23 PM
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Any chance of getting a small Visegrip on it? I broke one of my tank bolts and there was just enough to get a small visegrip (fairly new with sharp teeth) on it.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-23-2008, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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tried the vice grips bigiron, kept slipping off.

took it over to a friends tonight and tried to easy out it but it wouldnt grab. so we drilled it out and tapped it a little larger than before. will know if this worked tomorrow when i buy the bolt. if it doesnt feel firm, maybe i will just drive a self tapper up in there.

tell ya what made the whole deal easier, friend of mine had a right angle drill, perfect for this job!

catchy'all later.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-24-2008, 08:06 AM
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If your new bolt is a little loose, set it with JB Weld, that will fix it in place. And it would be easy to tap it (the JB) out with the original tap if necessary.
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