Well this is gonna slow me down a bit, at least some of the bolt is sticking out of the head. When i heat this thing up to get it out do i heat the head or the bolt?
Thats my plan of attack now, just soaking in in WD-40 spraying it every half hour. Then tap it with the hammer. I think it'll come out tonight if not i'll hit you up for the extractor BTW thanks for the help on sunday!!Mr. DOBALINA said:I'd heat up the head but it is an either or deal. It would be easier IMHO to heat up the head in the area around the broken fastener as you want to be able to grab the fastener with a set of vice grips & it would be easier to grab if it wasn't super hot.
However first I would use quite a bit of lubricant & allow it to soak in for like 10 minutes & then grab a small hammer & tap, tap on the fastener to help it work in better. You don't have to try to remove the fastener without heating it first by just getting some penetrating lubricant in there first. Let the lube do some work for you before you start using heat. Yeah, & after you tap, tap on it add some more lube & then let it sit some more. IMHO that seems to work better for me. BTW I have a set of left handed drill bits you can borrow if heating it up doesn't loosen the fastener up enough to be able to remove in a conventional manner. Yeah, before heating stuff up you would wipe off the excess lube - but I know that you knew that.
Ok Deja Vu this just happened drilled the hole for the easy out, and it snapped as soon as it got tight. Little bastard broke off flush in the hole i just drilled:banghead So the easy out is not soft enough to drill and the drill bit just goes all around the little chunk:banghead So how does the machine shop get the snapped bolt out of the head now?NYCSTRIPES said:I had a nightmare of a time removing a broken header bolt two years ago..had to remove the head and send it to a machinist. My EZ-Out snapped off in the header bolt that I drilled out. "Pissed" was not quite the word.
Thanks Gerhard, I leave on a red eye tonight to go to Nashville for a short run with Beck were doing Saturday Night Live on the 28th so were gonna do a small tour from now until then. Then i am off to cleveland until the 8th of Nov. So i'm kinda screwed for time to get this thing back on the road. When i get back i'll sort this mess out!!Mr. DOBALINA said:Give them a call Sully. I am pretty sure they will need that part sitting on a bench to do the work but I may be wrong. They are a good shop & I do recommend them as they pulled out a nice size ding out of my current M4 full system head pipe. That cost me like $30 & saved me a few hundred if I would have ordered a new one from M4. Two of the guys that run the shop ride, one a streetbike (an 05' CBR1000RR) the other a dirtbike. You never know, they might just do it with the head still attached & the engine out of the frame. You are planning on pulling it out of there anyway, no? I haven't done an R&R on a TLS cylinder head but I'm fairly sure it is pretty straight forward but may be a little labor intensive. The next 9 days I have 4 track days to work & ride so I will be a little busy but I can give you a hand before our Willow date a week from Friday. The GSXR1000 is ready to rock but the TLS needs a little prep work for Monday's Ducati Owners track day...