I can try and take one later. I'm at work now. It's not completely
stripped, but the corners are definitely rounded. It's one of the two 12 mm
bolts on the underside that connect the pipes to the frame. So, to get to
it you come up at it from under the bike. Not a ton of room to work. I
suspect that the threads are a bit corroded and probably fused to the
frame, particularly given that it's right next to the exhaust.
Just hoping to hear some tricks I might not have tried yet, or what others
have had success with.
On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 9:51:19 AM UTC-7, Richard Potter wrote:
> Can you post a photo of the bolt?
> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:22 AM
> *To:* Nighthawk Motorcycle Lovers!
> *Subject:* [Nighthawk Lovers] Stuck bolt
> I bought a replacement exhaust for my '83 NH 650, and while taking the
> existing one off, I ran into a stuck bolt. One of the 12mm bolts on the
> underside that holds the exhaust to the frame. I tried a breaker bar, my
> impact driver, some liquid wrench, and some of those Craftsman Bolt
> Extractors, and in the end, just ended up rounding off the bolt. Thought I
> would post about it here and see if anyone has any recommendations before I
> spend any more money. I hear good things about PB Blaster, but I worry I
> won't be able to get it up into the threads, since the bolt is upside down.
> I also read about using a propane torch on it (although that made me a
> little nervous). Any thoughts?
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