Derby Cover Torx bolt stuck...

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by buzz2978, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. buzz2978

    buzz2978 New Member

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    So, in the process of changing my stock derby cover for my CVMA cover and 2 of my torx bolts will not come out. I am to the point that I drilled and used a grab-it/easy out etc. and they will not come out still. Any help? Do I need to drill them all the way out now, or should I break down and trailer it to the shop and pay $90 an hour for a tech to do it? Really do not want to go that route if I can avoid it. Thanks in advance...Buzz
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. The4opps1

    The4opps1 Junior Member

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    Had a similar problem on my '99 Ultra. One sticky bolt. Took a ball peen hammer and gently peened wround the head of the bolt to give the torx driver as much to grab as possible, and then used an impact driver to unseat the bolt. Might be worth a try.....
     
  4. 70_West

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    I've run in to this before... An impact wrench set on low@40 psi will break them loose. Not having that, a battery powered drill with a driver and #27 torx bit will do it, just instead of setting it on drill, back it off to about 8 or so. That will activate the clutch mechanism and simulate an impact wrench. Usually snaps them loose as well as an impact will.

    Unfortunately you are past that point, I'd drill 'em on out now.
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    And...when you get them out - throw away & go get some stainless steel hex bolts to replace torx. Then you're good & won't have a future repeat.
     
  6. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Like Iceman said, get rid of the torx, I did this on my softy after I had one of the torx strip, liked to have never gotten it out. Was able to drill and use an easy-out.
     
  7. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    And to remove other Torx bolts, you neeed to invest in a impact hammer to prevent stripping head of bolts in the first place....
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Use some Antisieze on these bolts, you will be removing them again for clutch adjustments. The real problem with these bolts is the locking in place by the washers under the bolt heads, this is where the anti sieze works:s
     
  9. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Usually on these bolts once you have drilled the heads off remove the derby cover that takes the pressure off the threads and you should be able to un screw by hand or use a grips on the stub end

    Brian
     
  10. UCWAYNE

    UCWAYNE Banned

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    I'd like to change mine from the torx to hex head bolts. Anyone know what size they are?