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CRAP so now ive got a bolt snapped in half in my caliper:banghead theres no way to get a vice grip on it to get it out. What about an extractor bit? FUC* this has ruined my day. what the hell do I do?! The wife is gonna kill me. My dumb ass needs to get a torque wrench:coocoo SHI*!!!!:banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead:mad
 

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Is the centre of it clear & open? An extractor might be a quick and easy solution to get it out.
 

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Is the centre of it clear & open? An extractor might be a quick and easy solution to get it out.
That's how it always starts
I know,I'll just use this easy-out

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How am I going to remove this broken easy out?:devious
 

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how tight does a speed bleeder need to be ??? i would have thought just a bit more than finger tight. Sorry not much help, personally i think its screwed :pirate
 

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That's how it always starts
I know,I'll just use this easy-out

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How am I going to remove this broken easy out?:devious
Been there done that - bar end...:banghead:puke. If you do use an easy out maybe drill the hole out to use the biggest you E O possible. You might need to push something down the hole b4 you drill, to stop any filings getting in to your calipers. Be CAREFUL, I ended up drilling out the broken E Ofrom my clipon, got it out, then snapped the drill off:puke.
Got a 2nd hand clipon shipped to me, and this had a bolt snapped off in it too:lol. This time I used a drill-bit same size as the bolt shaft, or 1mm smaller than threaded diameter (same drill size), CAREFULLY drilled it out, picked out the metal left in the thread, re-tapped it and voila, all fixed in 15mins.:) Filings mite be a problem, magnet on a thin screw-driver, or on an L allen key?? I've made a strong electro-magnet for this sort of thing. After what i have been through this is the way i'd do it every time:)
Good luck!
 

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The good news is calipers are relatively cheap, shouldn't be much work, just down time on the bike :banghead
 

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See? I'm not the only one who does this :p
Don't worry Jas - they all limp-wristed pansies :yes and it ain't that bad ... you'll get it sorted :yes the biggest bugger is the time you have to waste not riding and getting the stupid thing out of there :(
 

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sorry guys I was so mad last nite i got a little tipsy when I typed this. This is for my 636, you woulda thought I would have not been dumb enough to do this but with that red thread seal it made it tight when I first started wrenching it on. :banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead Well, im thinking of going to lowes and getting some extractors, trying it out and if it dont work, Ive got a 90 dollar shipped option from one of the guys on ninjazone.net for a set of stock calipers. Should I just do that and not waste my money on extractors. The metal shaving does sound band and I dont think I could prevent stuff from getting in there:banghead unless I stuff a small bit of issue in there since the bottom tapers.

I dont know if you all know what these things look like on the inside but it snapped off halfway where the ball bearing is, so I used my fingernails and pulled the ball bearing out and there is a nice clean hole there now

Oh and thanks for the reassuring words guys, I know this is minor chips in the grand scheme of things. atleaset I didnt blow the motor or something ha ha ha. It just really pisses me off since I just bought this bike and im already foorking it up:banghead:banghead

 

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Take the caliper off and take it to a welder.He can tig weld a nut on that thing and spin it right out.I have a local welding shop that does shit like that all the time.It would probably take 5 minutes to do.You will spend more time bleeding the system than it takes the welder to get the bleeder out.Good luck
 

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theres a lot of :banghead:banghead in there ! :banghead
sorry guys I was so mad last nite i got a little tipsy when I typed this. This is for my 636, you woulda thought I would have not been dumb enough to do this but with that red thread seal it made it tight when I first started wrenching it on. :banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead:banghead Well, im thinking of going to lowes and getting some extractors, trying it out and if it dont work, Ive got a 90 dollar shipped option from one of the guys on ninjazone.net for a set of stock calipers. Should I just do that and not waste my money on extractors. The metal shaving does sound band and I dont think I could prevent stuff from getting in there:banghead unless I stuff a small bit of issue in there since the bottom tapers.

I dont know if you all know what these things look like on the inside but it snapped off halfway where the ball bearing is, so I used my fingernails and pulled the ball bearing out and there is a nice clean hole there now

Oh and thanks for the reassuring words guys, I know this is minor chips in the grand scheme of things. atleaset I didnt blow the motor or something ha ha ha. It just really pisses me off since I just bought this bike and im already foorking it up:banghead:banghead

 

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You could certainly take it off and take it to any really good machine shop, where they'll extract it without breaking the extractor. But some make you leave it a day, other shops will do it while you wait.
 

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Sheeit, well i just ordered a pair of calipers for 90 bones from a fellow zone member. All will hopefully be well soon. In the meantime can the brakes still be bled from the banjo bolt? When I pumped the front brakes nothing came out of the broken bleeder. How would one go about doing this? Crack the bajo bolt or take it all the way off?
 

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There's a tool called the grabbit. You drill a grove then it catches and unscrews it. It works. I dont know if Lowe's or Home Depot sell it, they prob have a similar tool. That's the easiest route.
 
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