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Tool to remove stripped bolt
#1
Good morning

I want to transfer my shifters to a new handle bar but one of the allen head bolts is stripped . Can any on recomend process and tools that i can use to get it out with out damaging anything ..

Thanks guys
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#2
try using a wide rubber band, place it over the socket and push the allen in and try it again, sometimes even a torx allen and rubber band will get it popped loose. play around with it till you get the right combo, sometimes a sae size will work also. If you know someone that has an impact screw driver will work.
http://www.sears.com/schwaben-impact-screwdriver-set/p-00930680000P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&kpid=00930680000P&kispla=00930680000P
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#3
Thanks for the prompt response. i will Look into getting that tool. i have tried to go a size up on the allen and a torx and also using both the american and metric. no luck with that. i was going to try to dril it out but didnt want to damage the shifter..

ill try this as well now.

thanks for the info.
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#4
on bolts like yours and tiny screws like on plastic shifter bezels, all have come out with the rubber band technique and inpact screw driver once you find the right combo. Has not let me down yet! post back about your success
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#5
I have had success with a motor tool (aka Dremel). On method is to cut a slot in the head and use a flat bladed screw driver.

For replacement bolt, if you can get one the right size, go with Torx, and the worry is gone.
Nigel
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#6
(07-18-2013, 01:28 PM)jimboslice23 Wrote:  Good morning

I want to transfer my shifters to a new handle bar but one of the allen head bolts is stripped . Can any on recomend process and tools that i can use to get it out with out damaging anything ..

Thanks guys

Are the threads stripped or the bolt head rounded out ?
Get more info on this topic at :www.doityourselfbicyclerepair.com

Please respond with any new ideas !

Thanks,

Jimmy
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#7
be careful with the heat on the sensor. I had the same problem and ended up tearing and crushing the exhaust. Then I had to get someone to re-weld the pipe and fitting.
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