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How to remove stripped bolt

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1.File a flat on each side and grip the bolt with a pair of mole grips 2 Give the bolt a sharp tap with a hammer or punch set the punch at 45 degrees pointing outwards and give it a few taps.
3. try soaking the bolt with penatraing fluid see my comments below.

A Workshop magazine actually tested penetrants for break out torque on rusted nuts.
Significant results! They are below, as forwarded by an ex-student and professional machinist,
They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrants with the control being the torque
required to remove the nut from a "scientifically rusted" environment.
*Penetrating oil ..... Average load*
None ..................... 516 pounds
WD-40 .................. 238 pounds
PB Blaster ............. 214 pounds
Liquid Wrench ..... 127 pounds
Kano Kroil ............ 106 pounds
ATF-Acetone mix....53 pounds
The ATF-Acetone mix was a "home brew" mix of 50 - 50 automatic transmission fluid and acetone.
Note the "home brew" was better than any commercial product in this one particular test. Our local
machinist group mixed up a batch and we all now use it with equally good results. Note also that
"Liquid Wrench" is about as good as "Kroil" for about 20% of the price.
Good Luck,
Crofter

Posted on May 01, 2015

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    1.File a flat on each side and grip the bolt with a pair of mole grips 2 Give the bolt a sharp tap with a hammer or punch set the punch at 45 degrees pointing outwards and give it a few taps.

    3. try soaking the bolt with penatraing fluid see my comments below.



    A Workshop magazine actually tested penetrants for break out torque on rusted nuts.

    Significant results! They are below, as forwarded by an ex-student and professional machinist,

    They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrants with the control being the torque

    required to remove the nut from a "scientifically rusted" environment.

    *Penetrating oil ..... Average load*

    None ..................... 516 pounds

    WD-40 .................. 238 pounds

    PB Blaster ............. 214 pounds

    Liquid Wrench ..... 127 pounds

    Kano Kroil ............ 106 pounds

    ATF-Acetone mix....53 pounds

    The ATF-Acetone mix was a "home brew" mix of 50 - 50 automatic transmission fluid and acetone.

    Note the "home brew" was better than any commercial product in this one particular test. Our local

    machinist group mixed up a batch and we all now use it with equally good results. Note also that

    "Liquid Wrench" is about as good as "Kroil" for about 20% of the price.

    Good Luck,

    Crofter

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Hi Anonymous, it all depends on the size and location. That being said I would take your bike to your local dealer or reputable shop and they will be happy to remove it for a small fee. Good luck

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