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Stripped nuts and bolts

I was going to adjust my valves before Thanksgiving, but I remembered that I had stripped the nut on the inspection cover for the ignition timing and the nut for turning the crank. Most everything on the old CBR is steel, but the inspection cover has a cast-in nut and it's aluminum. I had stripped it when I wanted to check the ignition timing several months ago.

After two weeks of below-freezing weather, I decided to work on the bike today. I had a new inspection cover and new valve cover gasket. I have some easy-outs, but nothing to take off a stripped nut. On Black Friday, Sears advertised a bunch of tools on sale, but only until noon. I wanted a "Bolt-out" set, but one set was odd numbers and the other was even numbers. The stripped nut was originally 17mm, but it was so stripped I bought both sets.

Normally, I would put a set of vice grips on the nut and leave it as is, since it's covered with Honda's slider cover. But with the nut recessed, I couldn't even get a vice grip on it.

The first picture shows the Craftsman Bolt Out base set. The second picture shows the stripped nut on the cover. The third picture shows the fluted design of the Bolt Out. And the fourth picture shows the new cover with the recessed nut. It didn't work perfectly though. The #12 was too big and spun on the nut. There was no #11, so I hammered on a #10 and it spun right off. The valve adjustment took a lot longer.
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i've got the same set they work great... i got a set of easy outs too.... great item to have........
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Interesting... how much was the normal and sale price.




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We use something like that at work from time to time.
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Interesting... how much was the normal and sale price.
The base set, which includes the small tool box, is $20. The add-on set is also $20. The tool box, which has molded inserts for all the bolt-outs included in the base set, also has molded inserts for all the other bolt-outs included in the add-on set.

The complete set is - $40. The complete set on sale is - $20. Being able to do a tough job with the right tool - Priceless.
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Those are needed tools in every shadtrees box.

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I wonder if they have anything for stripped allen heads? but nice tool.
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I wonder if they have anything for stripped allen heads? but nice tool.
it's called an easy out... treads in reverse once it catches it keeps spinning the bolt out too... they work great.......

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Thanks TATER. I have those but was just wondering if there was something for in the line of a tool.
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I wonder if they have anything for stripped allen heads? but nice tool.
If you can get to the outer edge of the allen-head, these bolt-outs will work great. If not, Sears also had some easy outs for stripped phillips-head screws. They get chucked in a reverseable power drill and seem to pull the screw right out. If there ain't a Sears near you, check out their online store.
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I went to Sears Black Friday. Got myself a new set of metric and standard combination wrenches, 3/8 sockets, and a 3/8 ratchet. Couldn't find the toolbox I wanted, so had to go somewhere else. What's the deal with Sears not having any normal sized METAL 2-drawer tool boxes?? Can't stand plastic toolboxes!

Ended up getting a "companion" brand ratchet because I don't care for craftsman square handles or the really tall reverse switch. The companion seems to be as good or better quality as the rest. Got a sweet deal- each piece was about $10 off. Have to wait for the next sale to fill up the pliers drawer of my box... And I definitely need to get a set of easy-outs and bolt-outs.
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Hey...as old tyme biker said...easy outs and bolt removers were invented for guys who restore motorcycles...
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Hey...as old tyme biker said...easy outs and bolt removers were invented for guys who restore motorcycles...

restore/repair anything- especially bikes and new cars- all that aluminum and plastic. Places you don't necessarily want heat or chemicals...
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I'm dealing with a screw thats connecting a fairing to a metal piece thats bolted to the frame. I ended up just unbolting the metal piece so now I have the fairing off but I still want to get this screw out. I'm gonna head over to ACE or Lowes and get a "screw-extractor". thats the same thing as an easy out right?

also what head strips the hardest? I figured allen head is better than phillips so I bought 2 to replace the ones I have.

UPDATE: Nevermind, I got it off easy, just drilled off the head with a 1/4 inch bit. It took me like 1/2 an hour tho cuz the drill i have is some shi*ty screwdriver/drill combo thats only 7 volts...

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