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Removing an exhaust bolt

Started by Brrrap, March 27, 2018, 07:23:23 AM

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Brrrap

Daughters Buell (Blast) has a front exhaust bolt that the threads are worn nearly gone. I'm open to suggestions on removal techniques that could work. If it goes well, great! We have a new stud to put in. If it goes bad, 'eh,,,,so what. We'll send it out to be jigged and machined out. Good suggestions anyone?
82nd ABN INF B.Co.1st 508th '78-81<br />1923rd Comm Group, ATC, Kelly AFB '82-86

Hossamania

You could try double nutting it to get it out, spray some penetrant and let it soak, or spot weld a nut on to it. The heat seems to help get the stud out. A little back and forth helps as well.
If the government gives you everything you want,
it can take away everything you have.

Brrrap

Hoss,
Thanks! Yeah, That was exactly how, (left unchecked) I was going to go about it. Still open for other suggestions to consider.
82nd ABN INF B.Co.1st 508th '78-81<br />1923rd Comm Group, ATC, Kelly AFB '82-86

Hossamania

Put a vice grips on it and wiggle it out.
If the government gives you everything you want,
it can take away everything you have.

cbumdumb

Heat stud till red hot let red color go away (as in cooling )apply canning wax . It will creep into the threads and stud will unscrew with little effort . This is an old trick Detroit mechs used to remove dutchmens.


Wax may flame up hit flame with a rag to smother and ad more wax .