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Crashbars instalation question


SpencerChedid
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Hi everyone,

 

I'm halfway through the installation of Heed crashbars. Already did the right-hand side which went smooth, though I'm having a hard time to remove one of the allen bolts (see picture).
I'm afraid that it's becoming too damaged to try to remove it, and looks like it's not going anywhere.
Does anyone have any tips to share on how to unstuck it? FYI this bolt will not be reused once it's removed.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Thank you for all the tips. I've just managed to get the bolt out by appliying some heat with a hairdryer and giving it a couple of hammerings.

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Grab the head with a vice grips and break it free. luckily you have room to work on this bolt. I like to use a small or medium size vice-grips as there is not a lot of head to grab on to. When done, toss out the old bolt and the cheap allen wrenches. High quality tools will save you a lot of headaches in your lifetime....

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You can try using a straight allen wrench inserted into an impact driver.  Hand impact and hammer would be the best but I would try a cordless electric unit too.  A bit of penetrating oil may aid in its removal. 

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Yes as they say. Impact and wd. Also for tight fits when facing problem heads, go imperial, or even star to wedge in there. Tightening (slightly) first helps too. With a mashed head, cut a slot for a beast of a driver, or if worse, centre punch it around to start. 

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Use the next biggest size Torx bit in a socket, hammer it in, wrench it out.

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