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    jt2
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    E150 fork stem and bolt.....

    Hi guys I'm hoping that someone has a bright idea on how to help with this problem
    I have rounded off the stem bolt at the rear of the E150 on my Enduro SL.
    I cant believe hoe stupid I've been
    It now looks like I'll have to get a whole new stem.
    I've tried all manner of shaped things in it but now its pretty rounded out.
    The head is still there just no corners inside for the allen key (screw driver) to grip on
    I'm pretty stuck for ideas on how to proceed.
    Any tips would be gratefully appreciated.
    I think I'm doomed and will need a new stem
    So could you tell me how and where I can order one (online preferably) and also how much it is please (in the UK)?
    I can't just pop into my local dealership as its about a 100 mile round trip.

    Its the 2008 E150 is there any difference?

    cheers for your help in advance
    Jon

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    Broken Bolt Removal tool from Sears has worked for me with similar problems.

    Looks like this:

    https://www.tooltopia.com/index.asp?...aign=nextag_r1

    I have a 100mm stem I will trade you for your broken one if you want to go that route as well.

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    Thanks for the advice I've been and got a stud/screw remover .
    Going to give that a go a bit later.
    Thanks for the offer of your 100mm stem but I want to try the 60mm version.
    I have the 80mm on at the moment.
    thanks once again though
    Its a real help having the forum and its the first place I think of to ask about my bike

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    The same exact thing happened to me.
    Apparently the stem was torqued without any grease on the screws, and I didn't have the proper wrench to unscrew them smoothly.

    I went to my trusted mech. after unsuccessfully attempting with heat, he used a "hammer-screwdriver" (it's a special tool that must be hit with a hammer that unscrews a little bit when hit)

    good luck!!

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    UPDATE....
    Finally managed to remove the stud
    I had all but given up and thought I was going to have to get a new stem.
    Nothing would even look at gripping it. I even flattened off the threads of some good quality "easy-out" devices.
    God (Specialized) only knows what these studs are made of
    Finally managed to drill a short way into it and then proceeded to hammer in what can only be described as a thin four sided spike (It is I think a tool for working/finishing strands of rope) then turning that with an adjustable wrench.

    I will be very careful not to round off one of these in the future (please God)!!
    All I can say is....nothing beats experience well paid for

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