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Post by Mogs on Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:46 pm

managed to round the head of the top of the sump bolt... its now stuck in and im wanting to change the oil before france on wednesday...

any idea what i do? thinking of just taking the bike to REP's for them to do....


anyone else done this?
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Re: sump bolt head rounded off

Post by karlos on Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:09 pm

Can you get a set of mole grips on it ?
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Post by captain caveman on Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:12 pm

Or lay the bike on its side and try tapping a slightly smaller size socket over it. GENTLY! or you may crack the casings. The bolt would be the least of your problems then Laughing

Or could you weld a bolt to the sump plug and try and undue it?
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Post by cnbevan1979 on Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:22 pm

Hacksaw the bolt to get a nice slit in it big enough to get a large flat head screwdriver into it and then undo, order yourself a new bolt though as they are usually soft as shit and this normally only works once
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Post by Walnutwhip on Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:30 am

Lay it on its side and just file the edges [if needed] to fit the next socket size or tap a socket on gently - lot of metals are piss poor today so this does occur!

Ether way order another plug ready...do not fit mole grips! Very Happy
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Re: sump bolt head rounded off

Post by Skippy on Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:03 am

Pop over with the bike on the weekend...
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Post by phil990 on Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:21 pm

Did ewe use a six sided socket? If not why not?

and if you didnt then using one will probably get it off!
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Post by Paddy474 on Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:22 pm

Flatblade screwdriver & tap it round with a hammer. If you're still stuck mate you can bring it up to mine.

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Post by Gadget on Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:38 pm

If you can't get it out and you just want to change the oil you could loosen a side casing and tip the bike to it's side to get the oil out ... but hopefully you''ll get the plug out and do it the proper way. Good luck !
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Post by wolfy on Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:49 pm

affraid the ktm got like 3 sump plugs, deal with when you get back.....
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