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I stripped the hex bolt that holds the seat on the fury. I know I have to drill out the bolt but I dont know how - anyone care to enlighten me?

Also I installed the rear brake light yesterday and I am the most mechanically disinclined person on the planet.

Came out pretty good, finally will start posting images of the bike soon.
 

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I stripped the hex bolt that holds the seat on the fury. I know I have to drill out the bolt but I dont know how - anyone care to enlighten me?

Also I installed the rear brake light yesterday and I am the most mechanically disinclined person on the planet.

Came out pretty good, finally will start posting images of the bike soon.
Run a tap down through it and cut a new thread with the closest size of whatever you have left to work with. The hex bolts are a pain in the ass anyways and I try to replace as many as I can by just matching up the metric thread with bolt head. In some cases you may need the hex head for proper fits.
 

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Run a tap down through it and cut a new thread with the closest size of whatever you have left to work with. The hex bolts are a pain in the ass anyways and I try to replace as many as I can by just matching up the metric thread with bolt head. In some cases you may need the hex head for proper fits.
This may be a stupid question - do u mean get a bit screw down into the bolt and basically rethread the hole?

I am very bad at this shit
 

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This may be a stupid question - do u mean get a bit screw down into the bolt and basically rethread the hole?

I am very bad at this shit
you can buy a drill bit and tap kit from most auto parts stores for a few bucks.pick the size you need.drill then tap.dun
 

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This may be a stupid question - do u mean get a bit screw down into the bolt and basically rethread the hole?

I am very bad at this shit
No don't use a self tapping bolt as you will only make matters worst. I mean a tap & die set. If you don't have a set ask around some of your friends or someone you know I'm sure has a set that you can borrow or you can do what Bre says and buy just one tap at and hardware or auto store. You can pick up a inexpensive tap & die set at Home depot or Lowes and then you have them on board for the next problem. you may not have to do any drilling if you match the tap to the closest size hole you have left and just run the tap down through the existing hole to cut a new thread.
 

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Well - I got the bolt out - I had to drill into it, and then i hammered a bigger hex head into it and slowly turned it until i got it out - i went through and re-wired everything again - this time using connectors and shrink tape, i tightened the light housing to the back of the bike and re-attached and tightened the fender - then... when I am screwing another bolt to clamp the C & C touring seat to the rear fender the bolts head comes off, leaving the threaded part in the fury. So - i tried to get that one out no joy - so before I threw the seat through the window, I calmed down and just reattached the single seat. Its running and it looks good. I have to get that bolt out, but i'm going to take my time and save it for a day when I'm not going to destroy something.
 

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Well - I got the bolt out - I had to drill into it, and then i hammered a bigger hex head into it and slowly turned it until i got it out - i went through and re-wired everything again - this time using connectors and shrink tape, i tightened the light housing to the back of the bike and re-attached and tightened the fender - then... when I am screwing another bolt to clamp the C & C touring seat to the rear fender the bolts head comes off, leaving the threaded part in the fury. So - i tried to get that one out no joy - so before I threw the seat through the window, I calmed down and just reattached the single seat. Its running and it looks good. I have to get that bolt out, but i'm going to take my time and save it for a day when I'm not going to destroy something.
Man you are having one hell of a time with that thing. If I'm understanding you correctly the head of the bolt has now snapped off leaving the the remains threads intake. You may want try using an easy out. You can pick a set up at sears or Home depot. You will have to drill a nice small clean center whole directly into the remaining bolt and drop in the easy out and should screw back out nicely. When you get it out you may want to replace the bolt with a stainless bolt which is a harder bolt and less chance of snapping.Good Luck!
 

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Well - I got the bolt out - I had to drill into it, and then i hammered a bigger hex head into it and slowly turned it until i got it out - i went through and re-wired everything again - this time using connectors and shrink tape, i tightened the light housing to the back of the bike and re-attached and tightened the fender - then... when I am screwing another bolt to clamp the C & C touring seat to the rear fender the bolts head comes off, leaving the threaded part in the fury. So - i tried to get that one out no joy - so before I threw the seat through the window, I calmed down and just reattached the single seat. Its running and it looks good. I have to get that bolt out, but i'm going to take my time and save it for a day when I'm not going to destroy something.
Go to a local hardware or auto parts store and get a easy-out bolt remover.
Simply drill a hole in the center of the broken bolt and use the easy-out to unscrew it.
 

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68, why do you think mechanics are always swearing, they do the same dam things. I am Mental, but have learned not to yell at inanimate objects, they have no ears, nor do they care.:D
 

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If that doesn't work and you have a steady hand, you can use drill bits down the center of the screw and slowly work your way up in size till the bolt is thin enough to basically peel out of there.

Another method may be if it has enough thread left, to grab it with a pair of vice grips and clamp on tight and unscrew it.
 

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68, why do you think mechanics are always swearing, they do the same dam things. I am Mental, but have learned not to yell at inanimate objects, they have no ears, nor do they care.:D
Mental the reason why I yell and throw inanimate objects is because if I dont I will end up hitting animated objects such as people who ask "How bout this rain?" or "Man today is a hot one huh" or maybe end up finally killing that dog next door that barks all the damn time.

BTW I am a member of a Veterans MC and my road name is Mongo - so if that doesnt describe my personality I dont know what does lol...
 

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I Know, I Know, Mongo. I just got off their CLUB web site describing All your Problems to get you some help. They all know Mongo. They gave plenty of advice and comments, but nothing to help you. They are a humorous bunch tho!
So let me see if I got this right. You stripped out a hex head, and solved this by hammering another hex into it. Then you tore off the head of another bolt that even a easy out could not remove. This was after you rewired your rewiring job! Well all I can say is, Good Luck Buddy, I Have To Go Now. Sure is hot out today huh?:p

PS; Do you want a Hug! There, There, It will be OK, It's not your fault. Now, Now. Thats Better. Yes
 

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Metal go and give that poor guy a hug! It sounds like he may need one!
 
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