HELP: Shock Bolt Sheared Off

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Y E T I, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. mfbRSV

    mfbRSV Been here awhile

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    Do you feel comfortable doing that? If not, this thread could get really ugly. :evil
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  2. mfbRSV

    mfbRSV Been here awhile

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    Experience speaking! :clap
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  3. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    I am positive the bolt was broken before I ever touched it. There was zero resistance when I started to loosen it, it just spun in place. By "sideway English" I meant that in order to get the borken bolt out, I sort of angled the Allen wrench and then was able to pull the broekn bolt out.

    It does help, thanks.

    I looked at removing the swingarm. I've done it on 1100 and 1200GS's, but this just didn't look like fun.

    Fortunately, a buddy of mine own a fabrication shop. He's going to come down Tuesday after work and get the thing out for me.













    If I don't do like Handler did and cut it out first. :hide
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  4. Y E T I

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    GOT IT!!!! :clap :clap :clap :happay :happay :happay

    Decided to go all Handler on it. Used a Dremel cutting wheel to get most of the way through and then finished with a miter saw. Success!!


    Just like Handler, I had enough bolt sticking out to grab it with Vise-Grips. A little heat, a little twist and VOILA!!

    Threads are good in the swing arm and the shocks are on their way to Ohlins USA.

    [​IMG]
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  5. larryboy

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    Woot, woot!!! :clap:clap:clap


    :beer
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  6. Y E T I

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    Thanks! :thumb


    ps: I know I'm an idiot for pushing ahead and doing this, I got lucky! :D
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  7. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Hey, ya got the skills to get it fixed...better lucky than good any day of the week works for me.

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  8. vagueout

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    Well done Yeti, this could easily have gone wrong, i'd reckon you have earned yourself a cold beer or two.:lol3:thumb
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  9. Bluecomet

    Bluecomet What, me worry?

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    Congratulations! Glad you got it out!:rofl
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  10. Mike Ryder

    Mike Ryder Kriegerkuh

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    Yup way to persevere.
    Can I ask what sort of bolt do you plan to put back in there? I will likely bust mine when I try to remove it as it is very reluctant to turn. More heat I suppose.
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  11. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    My plan is to replace it with a stock bolt. I'm thinking Blue Locktite with a paint mark to make sure it isn't backing out. :dunno

    The other option is a harder bolt. However, as I learned with my 800GS, that creates a whole new set of issues.

    Definitely use heat when extracting your bolt. Mine was already broken, so it wouldn't have made a difference. But if yours is not already broken, definitely ease the process with heat.
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  12. biometrics

    biometrics Been here awhile

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    Glad you were successful. :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

    Make sure you clean the threads in the hole, and don't use a bunch of locktite on the new bolt... just some. then mark the bolt so you can tell if it ever turns from the torqued position.
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  14. Handler

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    Glad it worked out for you. Been awhile but as I recall, the replacement bolt from BMW has a lock patch applied to the new bolt.
    Cheers,
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  15. BigShow

    BigShow Scallywag/Adventurer

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    Last summer we had one of the captains on a fire truck call in and said, "I have just sheared my nuts off"... To which the dispatcher taking the call responded in quite the deadpan voice, "Well, will you be needing a tow truck or an ambulance?"

    ba da bump!

    :roflheehaw, heehaw...

    Great job fixing your nuts and thanks for sharing the story and the pics.
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  16. Y E T I

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  18. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Interesting. Although the blog post you've linked referes to the 1200GS, it does look like my 1150GSA also has a bushing there. I looked to see if it could be removed easily and it didn't seem to want to come out.


    Anyone know if that is a removable (and greasable) bushing on the 1150 like it is on the 1200??
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  19. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    I've got to wait 'til I get home to check but I've had that bolt in and out many times and don't remember the bushing being removable.

    However a quick look at max's parts fische shows the bushing as a separate part on the 1150.
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  20. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    So it does. Who knew? :dunno Anyone know how to remove it? Should it come out easily?

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