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Postby Flake32 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:06 am

Hey all, just a little bit of advice needed on something...

For once I haven't messed something up ;) Thought I'd ask on here for my girlfriend as she's not really one for forums. The problem is that she has just bought a second hand motorbike (Honda CBR125) and typical woman didn't inspect the bike very well when she bought it. I noticed earlier today that she has 4-5 rounded off bolts, I tried to undo them just to make sure they were infact rounded off and it wasn't just my eyes playing tricks on me haha, but they are rounded off.

So basically I tried drilling at them, got 3 of them out but the last 2 wont come off the bike. I've been looking online and have seen this Socket Set (at the link below), but of course the reviews are always in favour of the product so it sells. So...has anyone actually used this grip set and does it work? I trust your opinions more than amazon etc as you have been helpful with other things I've messaged about before.

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/produ ... t-grip-set

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Re: Rounded off bolts

Postby 2002r1jon » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:34 pm

Ive heard good things about these kits(not that specific one,but in general),but have you not tried a smaller socket?,you can sometimes tap them on and get a good enough fit to get the rounded bolt out,or,dependant on where the bolt is,you could weld a good nut ontop and just undo it then? :eh:
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Re: Rounded off bolts

Postby Mick » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:23 pm

Whereabouts are these bolts you are trying to undo ??

If they are accessible i normally use a set of left handed drill bits and so far they have worked a treat

Havent used that set myself but i suppose it all depends on how much there is to get hold of and if you can get the socket on it
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Re: Rounded off bolts

Postby Flake32 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:41 pm

I can get a normal socket on the bolt but its the wrong shape to turn it so it wont grip, but there is enough room to get to the bolts and turn them with a socket, that's why I thought of these grip sockets. they are fairing bolts Mick. I've tried drilling them but they are still not undone, gave up with drilling after about an hour of swearing at the bike haha.

i'll give that a try jon before going any spending near enough £30 on a grip set but to be honest the grip set may come in handy in future for my brothers car and my bike as well as my girlfriends Honda so may be worth just buying that set anyway, even if I can get them undone before needing to try that option.
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Re: Rounded off bolts

Postby 2002r1jon » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:25 pm

Tell ya what,you get them,and they can be "the Forum set" so any members can borrow them if needed :thumbsup !biggrin !biggrin
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Re: Rounded off bolts

Postby Flake32 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:27 pm

Haha I got them :p

Hey if people need to use them I don't mind lol ;) You can come get them though :p haha
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Re: Rounded off bolts

Postby 2002r1jon » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:12 pm

So,have they worked? !biggrin
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Re: Rounded off bolts

Postby Flake32 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:48 pm

I haven't had the chance to find out yet as her bike is 25 miles away where she lives lol. going to see her tomorrow so will take the grip set with me and try it then, hopefully it will work :)
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Re: Rounded off bolts

Postby Mick » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:31 pm

Well !!!!!

Did you remember to take them and did they work !biggrin
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Postby Flake32 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:53 pm

Luckily I'm not that forgetful so yes I took them. And unfortunately they didn't work :( I tried hammering them on as well and they just wouldn't grip the bolt so I had her follow me to my uncles house about 10 miles away from hers and he drilled them out for her as I couldn't drill them out myself cos my dad had borrowed my drill for his canal boat. Took him about an hour though to get the 2 bolts off the bike lol, I gave up when I tried it a bit too quickly it seems hehe.
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