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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-06-2010, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Freakin busted bolts!!!!! AAAARRRGGGGG!

Ok.. soooo i busted the head off of one of the petcock bolts in the gas tank!... no biggy right???.. wrong.... this sucker is in there for good!...the first easyout extractor... busted it.. got it out .. the extractor that is.. the 2nd one.. snap!!!.. are you kidding me????.. these things are like the hardest metal known to man!.. try and drill one of these extractors out!.. no go!....so now I have a busted bolt with an extractor filler in a bolt hole in the gas tank!.. good times!.. gave up for now.. baught some RTV red and sealed it up useing only one bolt.. probably wont work but its been sitting there cureing for a day now.. gonna try it this evening. maybe.... or jsut pour the gas on the seat and set fire to it....LOL
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Yeah the easy out extractors are hardened steel to the point of being brittle and easy to break but can't be drilled. (Go figure) Sometime you can get the extractor/easy out out with a pair of needle nose vise grips if there is some to get hold of. Turn it clockwise and pull a bit as you turn it. As for the bolt...some left hand drill bits and keep increasing the size as you go. It may come out but if you start seeing threads a tap the same size as the bolt will take care of the rest.

If the threads get messed up get some hellocoils<<<(think that is what they are called) that help with stripped out threads or you could go up 1 size on the bolt.

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Yeah.. I was thinking I would just try and drill the whole thing out to a bigger size and re-tap the hole... the extractor broke to deep to get a hold of.... after I clean all of the RTV off...LOL.
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Try useing a pointed punch and tap it in a clockwise direction. It may pop loose. You will make a huge mess trying to drill it out and may wind up needing a new tank.

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Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
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Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
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sounds like I may need to take it to a pro then.
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Time and patience and holdin your tongue right is all that is needed. lol

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Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
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Pick-up coils at .020
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Time and patience and holdin your tongue right is all that is needed. lol
hahahahahahahaha.. I have little of each it seems.
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I just looked at the pics of the tank that someone cut in half... I think I'm screwed.. the bolt screws into a nut that is tacked on the inside of the tank.
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If you can get the easy out extractor out you can drill the old bolt out in incraments RE; keep going up a size drill bit and retap the nut as long as you don't go beyond the threads. Im not sure what size the bolt is but don't go any bigger with the drill bit, maybe stay one size below and just get the rest out with a thread tap. Just have to stay streight in the broken off bolt.

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Jardine cross over exaust
Kyriakin grips and foot pegs
Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
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Update on this issue....ended up JB welding the petcock to the tank...held well for a while.. but I am guessing that there was to much vibration or something.. she leaks like mad.. guess I am gonna be buying a tank.. arg!
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