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Old 01-16-2013, 07:16 PM   #793
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Originally Posted by Spud Rider View Post

You shouldn't have any problem fixing that broken stud on the right fork.

After removing the other 3 nuts, you should be able to remove the broken stud with pair of pliers, or vice grips. Perhaps you will need to tap the broken stud with a hammer, or heat it with a torch, but it should come out fairly easily. Some penetrating oil will also help loosen the broken stud.

If you can't find a replacement for the stud, just substitute a metric bolt with the proper length. The stud is size M6x25, and costs $0.56 in the United States; it's part #33 in the following diagram.

Pheww! Thanks Spud, I've been sweating bullets all day, wondering if I was going to have to disassemble the whole fork and drill out the bolt or do something crazy like that. I may just have to find a bolt and cut it to size. Do you think I should use some red locktite on the side that screws into the fork?
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