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How to Remove Stripped Hex Bolts

I've had great success in the past selecting a 12 sided socket that almost just say fits over the head of these types of bolts. Hammer it on so it's fully covering the head and sitting squarely then ...
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How to Remove Stripped Hex Bolts

I would use my mig welder to weld a steel rod onto the head. You could weld a T shape on the end of the rod for something to hold. After removing each one, just cut the bolt off the end and repeat. ...
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How to Remove Stripped Hex Bolts

My buddy recommends using Irwin Easy Outs. these to remove from inside the hex And these to remove from the outside Impact drivers are always recommended. If that doesn't do it, vise grips could,...
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How to Remove Stripped Hex Bolts

Heat is the key to loosen the bolts off - I use a butane torch, if you have access to oxy torch, they can be carefully used too. Keep it local to the bolt as it can affect the rotor magnets which may ...
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How to Remove Stripped Hex Bolts

Cut a small slot in one edge of the periphery (muffler abrasive whizzer tool), and hammer a chisel in that slot to move the socket head capscrew in the loosening (CCW) direction. You needed to ...
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How to Remove Stripped Hex Bolts

I can't tell from the picture, but if the bolt heads are accessable, you could grab them with a good set of vise grips and get them loose. Easy outs may be tough his situation because the hole in the ...
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How to Properly Reinstall Rotor and Stator on Suzuki DL1000

You have a lot of questions. I won't be able to answer them all. I will say I have this motor sitting in my shop and have owned a few of these, TL/SV based. Should I be adding any lubricants to ...
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How to Remove Stripped Hex Bolts

I'm not sure by looking at the pictures if you could reach far enough in, but can't you just get a pair of vise grips / locking pliers on the heads? If you tighten it down really well, you should be ...
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How to Remove Stripped Hex Bolts

Easy outs? No... get reverse drill bits and proper extractors like these.
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