AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tallahassee, Fl
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I had this problem when i last wrecked.
Now it sounds to me like they are not cross threaded but broken off inside the holes right?
if so there is a special extractor bit you can buy, looks like a tapered drill, u can pick one up for like 4 bucks at any hardware store.
Also by the (and i forget what its called) but it's a wrench with two handles and keeps even pressure as you unscrew the bolt.
take a nice titanium drill bit and drill a hole perfectly in the middle of your broken screw. be sure to keep the bit cool because if you break ur titanium bit inside then you're f**cked. water and oil will suffice.
once you have your hole insert your extractor bit into the hole, make it tite, but no hammer is necessary. now use your special wrench, now i remember, Tap Wrench...and attach it to the extractor bit and slowly turn counter clockwise, slowly and steadily
with luck it will unscrew ur broken bolt/screw out of it's little hole.
be careful with ur titanium bits, i broke one off in my tank cover screw hole and now it's messed up forever :(
if it's crossthreaded there is a certain set of tools, Tap and Dye set, that you can use to rethread the holes
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