SNAPPED OF BOLT

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SNAPPED OF BOLT

Postby jracton » Sun May 24, 2020 4:23 pm

I just recently got a 2007 R1200GS with about 34K on it and it runs great. But yesterday I was moving the bike in the garage when I hear a soft thump and all of a sudden the clutch lever was frozen it would not budge. So when I started troubleshooting I notice the clutch cable was very loose. What I saw was the clutch release cylinder was just hanging there no blots in it at all !
So I found two bolts that were the right size but the bike on the centerstand got down on the floor and found one broken bolt head. (ah sh*t) I managed to get one blot in straight and tighten down so the clutch works again but the other side had the rest of the old bolt inside. I guess it had had only one bolt in it for a while.
I have never tried to remove a snapped of bolt from the back of a engine and I am not sure how much stuff I will need to remove in order to get a clean shot at it. I would appreciate any input on the best way to get the bolt out without ruining the threads . here is a picture of the unit out of the Haynes manual
thanks for your time
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Re: SNAPPED OF BOLT

Postby bdimon » Mon May 25, 2020 10:28 am

With the cover removed can you grab the broken bolt with vice-grips? If not, you would have to get access to drill a hole in the broken bolt for an extractor. That could be time-consuming.
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Re: SNAPPED OF BOLT

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon May 25, 2020 4:50 pm

It looks like the upper bolt is broken off. If so, the rear frame will need to be removed, and then you will have access to that bolt.

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You may get lucky and that last forever on one bolt, but I wouldn't count on it.

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Re: SNAPPED OF BOLT

Postby jracton » Thu May 28, 2020 2:43 pm

No I wish I could I am going to try to use an extraction tool I have a small right angle drill I will try some anti seize spray drill it out a little bit then see if it will come out
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Re: SNAPPED OF BOLT

Postby JimVonBaden » Thu May 28, 2020 6:13 pm

If you can't get it, maybe I can help?

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Re: SNAPPED OF BOLT

Postby jracton » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:05 am

It took a while but I got it!!! Thanks for the help
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Re: SNAPPED OF BOLT

Postby JimVonBaden » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:17 pm

jracton wrote:It took a while but I got it!!! Thanks for the help

Great news!
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