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size of 1500 screw

Post by hap2 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:46 pm



I went to check the clutch fluid in the master cylinder, but cudn't get it open because one of the screw heads where stripped so the Phillips screwdriver tip couldn't get a good bite on it. So, 1st of all, how do u suggest I loosen it & 2ndly, what exact size is it to replace it?

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Re: size of 1500 screw

Post by themainviking » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:08 am

Your problem is that the screw was not a philips head. It was a JIS head. They are like a philips with the sharp point ground off and the shoulders squared. If you can find one, you still "might" be able to get the screw out. You can buy sets or individuals at Amazon.ca. Just search using "JIS Screwdriver"
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Re: size of 1500 screw

Post by aj1500 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:09 am

using a good screwdriver tap on it with a hammer while pushing down hard and turning at the same time, this should break it loose and improve the screw head
I think it's a # 6 screw

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Re: size of 1500 screw

Post by FM-USA » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:08 pm

I agree with aj1500.
Only added point while turning is very little increments, turn both ways. If you start feeling a mushy feel, the screw is about to break. Hopefully there'll be a stud to use vise grips on.

And DO NOT use any 'nut busting' oils unless you're ready to rebuild the seals.

2nd to last resort... You might get lucky if you have a high amp soldering iron. Placing the heat on the outside where the screw threads are. The place where the threads are jammed are usually near the top. You may lose the rubber seal if too much for too long of heat is used. About $12.00 + ship (see next line).
LAST resort... Ebay.

SENDING HOPE YOU GET IT OUT ;)

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Re: size of 1500 screw

Post by MikeB » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:34 pm

hap2 wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:46 pm
...what exact size is it to replace it?

Thank ya
4 x .70, 12 mm long flat head.
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Re: size of 1500 screw

Post by hap2 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:14 pm

Thank ya very much

The local bolt store shud have some.

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Re: size of 1500 screw

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:08 pm

It's a 4mm x 12mm flat head screw, and it needs to be stainless, or it will rust. You can get them from Honda for 50 cents if you like, part number is: 93600-04012-0G

As for screwdrivers, read about the JIS screwdriver you should use to extract here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=20082

https://www.amazon.com/Vessel-Megadora- ... B000TG8OTY

If you feel like paying four times the price, the screw is available on Amazon for $2: https://www.amazon.com/Honda-93600-0401 ... B007JKPPYA

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Re: size of 1500 screw

Post by MikeB » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:32 pm

The local bolt store will have them in stainless steel as well. Usually at a more palatable price than Honda.
Besides, I'm not 100% sure that Honda screws are stainless. I know the stock screws were not stainless in any of my GL1500's or GL1800's.
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Re: size of 1500 screw

Post by Hoosier Jack » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:45 pm

If all else fails and you continue to strip the screw, even using an impact driver, you could try using a dremel and cutting wheel to make a flat head indentation to get it out. I've had to do it several times.



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