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darrchappell89
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i need help please

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i was taking off a valve cover when i got to last last bolt.it was boken how do i get it out?it broke at the threads inside the motor? please help thank you



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I have drilled a hole down thru the center, and used a Reverse eazy out.

others have used a wire machine to weld a good bolt to the top of it, and then back it out with the extended bolt head.
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Post by fatalbert »

I had three that were broke off from a previous owner. I also drilled a hole in the center with a small bit. The bolts are fairly soft which is probably why the get broken.

Take it slow and don't apply too much pressure while drilling. You do not want to break the bit off in the hole. I went up a size drill bit a couple of times, avoiding getting too close to the threads. I think I used a small star bit screw driver to back out the bolts. Other thing will work as well. Those stupid things they sell on TV for $19.99 for removing broken bolts are worthless.

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If you can find a reverse drill bit, it can make it easier to get out. I've had a couple over the years come out just using the reverse drill bit without even having to use an easy out or anything else.

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Jim Garrett wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:02 pm
If you can find a reverse drill bit, it can make it easier to get out. I've had a couple over the years come out just using the reverse drill bit without even having to use an easy out or anything else.
I was about to post the same thing, but you beat me to it! Many E-Z Out kits actually come with a left-hand drill bit expressly for this purpose, like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Screw-Extractor- ... r_1_2_sspa

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Make sure you cover the surrounding area and tape it off so any filings will not get into the engine. If there is any of the bolt sticking out you can take a dermal tool with a cut off wheel and cut a slot in the end then use a screw driver to back it out. Be super careful not to cut the head when cutting the slot out. I usually have some laminate laying around I will cut a hole in and use it to protect the base of the bolt I'm trying to get out.

If the bolt it broken off flush then your best bet will be as previously mentioned the reverse drill bit.
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I assume this happened when you set out to adjust the valve clearance. When you get the old bolt out and are reinstalling the valve covers after you're done your work remember not to over torque the new bolts. Those are only suppose to be tightened to 8 ft/lbs. New valve cover bolts are still available for the bike from Honda so you're in luck.



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