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Offline Twempie

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New Prospect.
on: July 09, 2020, 06:31:20 PM
Iíve just ordered my Level 2 kit. Itíll keep me busy during house arrest, and Iím looking forward to being patched in after I remove those security bolts. LOL.
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Re: New Prospect.
Reply #1 on: July 11, 2020, 06:22:53 PM
Good luck with the install. Don't fear the security bolts. I used a 3/8th's cobalt drill bit. Took the head of the bolt off with no problem. Just remember to drill at low speed and you won't have any problems.

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Re: New Prospect.
Reply #2 on: July 12, 2020, 05:17:08 AM
Take an easy out for broken bolt removal, wack it good with a light hammer, then twist those security bolts out easy peasy. Done faster and easier than chucking a bit in your drill lol.
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Re: New Prospect.
Reply #3 on: July 12, 2020, 06:13:53 AM
I read about hammering in a 45 Torx, or using an Easy Out, and others with wearing out endless amounts of cobalt drill bits. Stuff of legend.

I canít seem to find a before and after photo of these bolts, so I hope to remedy that once I start work.

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Re: New Prospect.
Reply #4 on: July 12, 2020, 01:48:52 PM
*Originally Posted by Twempie [+]
I read about hammering in a 45 Torx, or using an Easy Out, and others with wearing out endless amounts of cobalt drill bits. Stuff of legend.

I canít seem to find a before and after photo of these bolts, so I hope to remedy that once I start work.




I tried doing the torx socket method first. I couldn't get the torx to bite even after tapping it in with a hammer. I bought one cobalt drill bit for $12 at my local home store. It took about 10 minutes of drilling on each bolt. The drill bit didn't wear down at all. Again, if you use this method, drilling at low speed is the key. You can see you're making progress as a lot of material comes out as you drill. Once you hit the bottom of the head it simply falls out.

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Re: New Prospect.
Reply #5 on: July 12, 2020, 01:57:07 PM


Here's a picture of what the drilled out heads of the ignition barrel bolts look like.

Offline Twempie

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Re: New Prospect.
Reply #6 on: July 12, 2020, 05:34:02 PM
@30yrdoug Thanks for the photos and explanation. This helps a lot.

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Re: New Prospect.
Reply #7 on: July 12, 2020, 09:49:37 PM
Iíd replace the steering head bearings to the Timken  type while youíre this deep into it   See All Balls
Last Edit: July 12, 2020, 09:53:19 PM by 32dgrz

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Re: New Prospect.
Reply #8 on: July 12, 2020, 10:56:44 PM
*Originally Posted by 32dgrz [+]
Iíd replace the steering head bearings to the Timken  type while youíre this deep into it   See All Balls

Agreed - much better running taper roller bearings.

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Re: New Prospect.
Reply #9 on: July 14, 2020, 12:35:44 AM
Thanks for the tip. Iíve just watched Juanís how-to vŪdeo on how to change out the steering head bearings, and decided to give it a go.

All Balls are out of stock of the 22-1020 kit (2018 ABS), so I had to go to Amazon. Amazonís algorithms informed me that the kit would not fit my bike, but fitment was confirmed in the product description.

This whole project is right at the outer edges of my home mechanic experience, and will be an adventure.

One question (and I hope this doesnít turn into an oil thread), whatís the preferred grease for those bearings?