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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Today, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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How do i get this out?

Hi guys, this is a pain! Previous owners have snapped a bolt or tape bit in side the bobbin hole on the swing arm! I bought some expensive drill bits to try drill out so i can re tape it but its not having any of it! I need to get the wheel off the floor to change the Sprockets and disc. Any ideas on how to get this out without taking the swing arm off? Cheers.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Today, 06:17 AM
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Re: How do i get this out?

Instead of drilling it, have you tried screw extractors?

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I stripped screws several times that caused so much panic, but it's quite easy with these extractors. Do not drill the actual frame.
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Re: How do i get this out?

I haven't tried screw extractors no, is it worth trying it?
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Re: How do i get this out?

Find a drill bit small enough to poke a hole through the broken bolt. And then find a screw extractor small enough to fit in that hole. Gently hammer the screw extractor into the hole. Now use a tap handle (image attached) to turn counterclockwise. Because of the left-handed flutes on the screw extractor, this pulls the bolt out. Make sure you soak it in some rust out prior to this.
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Re: How do i get this out?

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I haven't tried screw extractors no, is it worth trying it?
Yes.

Do you have to leave so soon? I was just about to poison the tea.
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