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    New question here. best way to remove stripped allen head screw in my Super T

    yeah it's a stupid question, but I need to get this screw out of my Super T so I can change the oil.

    It's on the top crown, and it is actually too tight because when I took the top cap off, I could not slide the cartridge or coils out (so it's crimping the fork leg). Either it worked itself in tighter, or the LBS over torqued it when swapping the coils months ago.

    Anyway...any ideas?

    I can take it to the LBS and have them heat it with a torch, but I would like to get it out an easier way.

    Thanks.

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    I would go to (Canadian Tire if your a Canadia) or what ever store you have were you live that sells car tools then buy a set of special allen wrenchs (I don't know the name) that are all specially made to fit in striped bolts, screws ect..

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    sometimes you can pound an oversized torx in the allenl hole to get them, otherwise its drill and easy out. take it back to the LBS if you think they over torqued it. at the very worst you'll get charged a few $ to have it removed.

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    use a dremel to grind a slot in the bolt head then use a flat screwdriver.....


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    great ideas

    much appreciated.....


    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    use a dremel to grind a slot in the bolt head then use a flat screwdriver.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    use a dremel to grind a slot in the bolt head then use a flat screwdriver.....
    thats a good idea. Also, u might want to try using some vice grips and just putting it around the screw. (Unless the screw is below the metal surface)
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    Drill the head off, then use a reverse drill bit.

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    another vote for the dremmel tool cut a slot and use a flat head screwdriver i've had to do it numerous times over the yrs works like a charm .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKRida
    another vote for the dremmel tool cut a slot and use a flat head screwdriver i've had to do it numerous times over the yrs works like a charm .
    Yep, me too. Although one thing to watch out for is a really soft metal screw.

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