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 Post subject: Stripped bolt
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:01 pm 
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While installing some new handlebars yesterday- I stripped one of the allen bolt heads on my lock on grips- I was just about to break out my hacksaw and cut it off, but was wondering if its possible to file/cut a slot for a standard screwdriver into the allen bolt head?

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped bolt
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:24 pm 
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I have used red loctite and placed it on the bolt/allen wrench interface, then left it overnight to cure. After it cures, the wrench has enough bite to work the stripped bolt out. Maybe a little penetrating fluid (insert comment here) before applying the goop to the wrench will help loosen things up.

I used that trick to remove a stubborn torx disc brake bolt.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped bolt
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:46 pm 
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If you can get a hacksaw in there, you could cut a groove for a screwdriver. But, why did it get stripped in the first place? Was it because the bolt was rusted or cross threaded? If that is the case then a screwdiver probably won't get the job done anyway. You could drill out the head of the bolt then maybe be able to grab the remaining threads with a pair of visegrips. Probably best to just cut them off and get a new pair.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped bolt
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:54 pm 
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I'm pretty sure the bolt is rusted into place. I'll try Johns method first- but I think I'll need to cut the grip off in order to remove the brake and shifting lever.....

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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:36 pm 
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Before I install those lock-on grips i remove the bolt and coat it with grease or never-seize, makes life a lot easier when it's time to remove. No a bad idea for most fasteners unless they are meant to have loctite on them

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