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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Messed up bolt on front wheel

I was on the last bolt putting my disks back on my front wheel and it snapped. I couldn't find my extractor before the lock tight had dried. the extractor just made things worse. Now I have no clue what to do. Is it safe to only use five bolts, or should I drill and tap it to a bigger size? Ill do anything to prevent having to pay for another rim. Here are some pics. Thx

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 02:55 PM
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Personally i think it's a safety issue. You probably could drill and tap it and it would be ok, but if it were me, i'd always be wondering, is it gonna hold/break?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 02:59 PM
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Don't ride it with only 5 bolts. Hold a flame to the area for a little bit to heat up the loctite then go at it with a screw extractor. If that doesn't work, you can always drill a smaller hole in the bolt, tap it with left handed threads, and use that to get the bolt out.
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yeah like "d" said. the best way for you to get taht out would be to get a torch and heat it up. then use and easy out to get that out. if all else fails you could take it to a machine shop and they can get it out for you. BUT DO NOT RIDE WITH 5 BOLTS.

good luck man.

also - if it were me, i would just do the machine shop deal. it will cost like 25 bucks or so....but that is some serious peace of mind.
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