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WI_duker 15th August 2016 03:02

get a moto tool with a cut off wheel
You can cut short the allen wrench and use it to make slots in socket head cap screws that wont come out

Flame__ 15th August 2016 03:22

What do y'all think about replacing those allen bolts with something you can get a wrench on?

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WI_duker 15th August 2016 03:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flame__ (Post 5428335)
What do y'all think about replacing those allen bolts with something you can get a wrench on?

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I tried a hex head bolt. Not enough clearance to turn it.

Flame__ 15th August 2016 03:54

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Originally Posted by WI_duker (Post 5428345)
I tried a hex head bolt. Not enough clearance to turn it.

Thanks. I was wondering.

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78ironhead 15th August 2016 20:41

Cut the short end of the allen wrench to make it shorter.

Flame__ 15th August 2016 20:47

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Originally Posted by 78ironhead (Post 5428781)
Cut the short end of the allen wrench to make it shorter.

With all the cut off allens I have, I feel dumb for not thinking of that last night.

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big andy 16th August 2016 01:20

Good score Flame .You know we want photo's of the rebuild .So keep em coming .I did use a cutoff allen wrench to remove and replace my manifold bolts .

cotton1 16th August 2016 01:40

Good for you Bro. That is going to be a nice ride when you get thru un-craping it.

Nice of old boy to leave you his bandana eh?

As others suggested, I took my allan wrench over to the bench grinder until it was short enough to use on the intake bolts.

If you want I will bring it to you and help you work on your new baby.

Best,

Cotton1

sportsterpaul 16th August 2016 01:55

Agreed Fred, got some work ahead of you, but you know you can't have too many motorcycles

Flame__ 16th August 2016 03:22

I don't mind having one to work on, as long as I got one to ride. I went ahead and spent $20 for some long socket type allens. Man, I'm glad I did! Everyone should have some in their tool box. Decided I'm going to need a new battery. Looks like the ears were broken off and they tapped the posts to make a riding lawn mower battery work or something stupid like that.
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