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Offline Tjnoma99

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windshield
« on: January 26, 2018, 12:46:20 am »
Easiest way to get the windshield off!! AND.........GO!

I have the bolt cover off but the big bolt wont budge!!! Is it a 5mm or different????
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Re: windshield
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 12:08:35 pm »
Try harder. It sounds like it’s frozen in there. WD40 might free it up but be careful, that hex bolt likes to strip out real easy.
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Re: windshield
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 12:39:40 pm »
Try tightening just a bit and then loosen

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Re: windshield
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 03:14:08 pm »
Thank for the advice! I ended up having to use easy outs on them . Those bolts were good and tight and i rounded them out.
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Re: windshield
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 03:57:40 pm »
Thank for the advice! I ended up having to use easy outs on them . Those bolts were good and tight and i rounded them out.
I went through the same crap! One of the bolts got totally rounded! I started sweating blood at a certain point! I finally had to drill it and that did the trick. Horrible experience!

Glad you got it out too :)
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Re: windshield
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 05:39:53 pm »
The depth of the allen-head-socket in these bolts are shallow.

I notice that I had a habit of using a ball-end allen on those particular bolts. That ball-end tends to strip the bolt as it doesn't fully engage the socket, just the top 1/3rd.

I use a standard allen with a ground, sharp flat so that it fully engages the allen-head socket.
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Re: windshield
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 07:26:36 pm »
The depth of the allen-head-socket in these bolts are shallow.

I notice that I had a habit of using a ball-end allen on those particular bolts. That ball-end tends to strip the bolt as it doesn't fully engage the socket, just the top 1/3rd.

I use a standard allen with a ground, sharp flat so that it fully engages the allen-head socket.
Excellent point as usual JDSCO!  :beerchug:
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Re: windshield
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 02:14:06 am »
Im gonna remember that for next time! I use the ball ends all the time!
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