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Old 10-13-2010, 11:51 PM   #1
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Bluhduh Bolt stuck in tank

Changing oil on the 950A and one of the bolts that holds the little fairing on to the tank is stripped. I did a search on the site and I couldn't find anything. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:11 AM   #2
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Not stripped - the "nut" is rotating in the tank housing. 3 options:
1: Dril out the bolt head and deal with it later;
2: Heat the bolt nead with something like a hex in a soldering iron and hope it heats the nut/tank enough to re-weld it, or
3: Take the tank and fairing off in one part, remove the inner fairing and drill the tank from the top to the nut (vertically). Use a rivet shaft to hold the nut, remove the bolt, inject epoxy into the hole, let cure and hopefully it holds.

Im sure there are other fixes (spinning the bolt via a cordless drill to heat up the tank resin and let cool) but these are the ones Ive used to repair this problem to varying successes.

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Old 10-14-2010, 12:04 PM   #3
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Thanks Pete that is exactly whats happening. I took it off in one piece. The drilling sounds scary. I'll try the heat first. After i get it out I'll use anti seize on all.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:08 PM   #4
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did the drill thing, not as scary as it sound then once the bolt has cooled i filled the space in with jb weld and it's been good for the last couple of years with out a problem.
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:43 PM   #5
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did the drill thing, not as scary as it sound then once the bolt has cooled i filled the space in with jb weld and it's been good for the last couple of years with out a problem.
I have the same problem.
Tried spinning the bolt with a cordless drill without any luck.
Can you please elaborate on this a little?
When you refer to drilling out the bolt, do you mean bolt and (plastic) nut together or only the bolt ? (I'm basically wondering how big a drill bit should I use...)
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:30 PM   #6
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I think he means drill the bolt head out. The problem with that is the bolt head might spin with the drill. I'm going to try that in 30 min. I'll keep you posted with pics if possible.
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:43 AM   #7
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Yep - thats what I meant. U need to keep pressure on it by forcing a flat blade screwdriver between the tank and the fairing, stopping it spinning.
But be careful - it can heat up enough that the fairing recess may melt. Be forewarned.

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Old 10-18-2010, 01:40 PM   #8
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I think he means drill the bolt head out. The problem with that is the bolt head might spin with the drill. I'm going to try that in 30 min. I'll keep you posted with pics if possible.
So? How did it go?
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:20 PM   #9
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OK so I drilled the bolt head out so far so good.I got the fairing off. Shoot a lot of pics, can't get them small enough to post. Then I drilled down the side of the insert, everything was going great , then I sprung a leak So after I chilled out for awhile, I mixed up some two part epoxy.... injected it ever so carefully into the little holes i made. In 20 min i will unscrew the bolt and check for leaks. keep ya posted
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:15 PM   #10
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I will wait till am to unscrew the bolt. That will give it 8 hours to dry, keeping fingers crossed.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:41 AM   #11
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Epoxy did not holdI will do some research and see what will hold up to
gas then do a root canal on it. Suggestions are welcome.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:36 AM   #12
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How about real gas tank patch?
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http://www.solomotoparts.com/product...mpaign=Froogle
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:06 AM   #13
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That might work but the insert is spinning inside the tank, unless you think it will hold the insert.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:41 PM   #14
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Well I finally got the insert out and I'm ready to glue it back in.A Dremel tool is the way to go, its a little more controllable than a drill. Here are a few pics of the whole operation.
http://sven520.smugmug.com/Sports/sven/14271468_u2Yap#1055390938_42Jme
http://sven520.smugmug.com/Sports/sven/14271468_u2Yap#1055895960_Lf2Fp

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Old 10-20-2010, 09:03 PM   #15
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Well I finally got the insert out and I'm ready to glue it back in.A Dremel tool is the way to go, its a little more controllable than a drill. Here are a few pics of the whole operation.
http://sven520.smugmug.com/Sports/sven/14271468_u2Yap#1055390938_42Jme
http://sven520.smugmug.com/Sports/sven/14271468_u2Yap#1055895960_Lf2Fp

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