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Broken Bolt /Shift LINK

So I was installing my Volt kit the other day and noticed that my shift link bolt is broken.. How can i take this out?? I don't think my drill will fit in between the bolt and the frame.. suggestions??








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It looks like it's already loose. Put a flat head inbetween and twist gently to get the knuckle off the spline and then use an ezout to get it out if it's tight.




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Edit: Nevermind I just saw the pictures on my phone, couldn't see them on the work laptop.




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The dermal idea may work. If anything I'll just cut off the whole link. I bought a new rear set so it comes with one. Just scary if I accsidently nick the shift rod (whatever it's called)


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Like Tripage said above, it looks loose enough that you should be able to slide it off control arm or gearshift spindle. You can then take off your rearset itself and you will have plenty of room to remove the broken bolt with a drill or EZout




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Thanks guys. I'll get back to yho when I get the chance to do it. Heading out of town this weekend.


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Hey guys I went to ace today and found a reverse drill bit so i can try and drill it out.. will that work?? I also tried looking for a replacement bolt.. I have no clue what size it is. Does anyone know?/

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Drill it out or EZout. I've hears mixed reviews on the EZouts. I believe the bolt you need is

210581-5 BOLT, FLANGE (6X20)

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Drill it out or EZout. I've hears mixed reviews on the EZouts. I believe the bolt you need is

210581-5 BOLT, FLANGE (6X20)

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Can I find this at a hardware store??


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Probably. Just make sure you get the correct thread pitch. It's only 77 cents off bike bandit plus shipping




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Probably. Just make sure you get the correct thread pitch. It's only 77 cents off bike bandit plus shipping

Oh. I'll just pick it up from there. Thought it be like $5


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Ok, let's do this right because all the above advice is going to cause you nothing but more problems with other things. I had the bolt snap on mine when I was installing Vortex rearsets because the arm was incorrectly manufactured and dealt with this exact problem.

First off, you MUST be EXTREMELY careful not to put pressure inward on the shaft or you will break the keeper on the end and have to pull the clutch cover and clutch basket to replace a $2 part, not fun. Don't know what you've done so far but try pushing the rod in and out by hand, if there is more than 1/8" of play you've already broken the keeper which is extremely easy to do. Ask me how I know this so order one before trying to ride the bike if it's broken already.

Secondly, the actuator arm is splined but the bolt that runs through it rides in a groove on the shaft, you cannot simply pull it or pry it off or again, you'll damage the shaft and/or keeper. That bolt must be removed before the arm comes off and you'll never get a drill bit, easy out, reverse anything in there without putting way too much pressure on the shaft or causing more damage to other things around the area. You already know how tight the area is.

Ok, now that that bad advice items are cleared up you can look at how to get it off the bike. Your best friend will be a Dremel with a cut off wheel, patience and getting the bike into a position you can clearly see what needs to happen and be easily worked on. What you are looking to do is cut the bracket apart without pushing in on the shaft, damaging the splines or cutting into the shaft, which while it is hardened, still can be cut or damaged.

I'd CAREFULLY put a quality Vice Grip on the shaft wedged against the engine case to stop the shaft from moving back but be careful; you want it tight but you don't want to damage the shaft or leave grooves in it. Then looking at your second pic start your cutting wheel from the upper right thinest area and cut into the arm going down towards the splined area. Go slow, go careful and try to cut as much of the arm as you can off in relation to the splined hole; in other words try to cut of a third of the hole if you can. Make sense?

Once you have it almost cut through try prying (slightly) at the cut to break the piece off. But again NO HARD PRESSURE in or out on the shaft. If it doesn't break off cut some more and try again but careful of the splines. It's a cheap cast piece so it will break you just have to weaken it and it'll come apart.

At this point since the upper part of the arm isn't threaded the piece should pull off and if your lucky the arm should come off if you were able to cut enough. If not CAREFULLY cut the broken bolt off as close to the bottom as it enters the arm. Once that's cut it will fall off and if you've been careful you'll have a still intact and undamaged shift shaft ready for your new rearsets. If not clean up the splines with a file, you want them complete and clean. Remove the pliers too :)

Put lots of rags around the area and take your time. It'll make a huge mess and I cannot stress enough how fragile the shift shaft keeper is. I'm very careful and have worked on bikes for over 20 years yet somehow broke mine and like I said had to pull the clutch cover and complete clutch basket off of a 610 mile, under 1 month old bike because of this issue. Vortex has since corrected the part, FYI. But I missed a track day and had a long day riding when the bike refused to shift without pulling the rod out at every shift.

Hope this helps, PM me with any questions.

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Hey mike. So I was playing around with it to check if that tab is broken. And yes. It's already broken from the previous owner. I'll send you a PM as well. Just wanted to update the thread.


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