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Grahamm

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Stuck brake caliper bolt
« on: 17 June 2018, 06:46:57 PM »
I was trying to remove the slide bolts on my FZ6 to replace the brake pads, unfortunately as this hasn't been done for a while and, because Yamaha bolts appear to be made from cheese, I've just managed to round the bloody thing off.
Because it's the brake slide bolt, plusgas isn't any good as it won't reach the threads, so I tried using a set of mole grips which didn't shift it and just made it worse :(
I might be able to grind a couple of flats on it using a Dremel, but does anyone else have any useful suggestions?
(PS I don't have welding kit, so can't add a new nut on the top of it)

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Re: Stuck brake caliper bolt
« Reply #1 on: 17 June 2018, 07:48:53 PM »
An update to this: I've decided to invest in a set of these removers...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reelva-Damaged-Extractor-Remover-Locking/dp/B01N8PEJIF/ref=pd_day0_hl_60_1

Hope they work!