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    Stripped bar end bolt

    I have a 2015 Daytona. This is one of those things where on a well-engineered bike, some designer in some department screwed up badly, making life difficult for Triumph owners the world over.

    Seems that if you are one of the lucky few, the little 3mm hex bolt will unscrew without too much difficulty. If you are unlucky, the dummy that assembled the bar end used loctite or some other cement to make the bolt attachment permanent.

    I've tried heating the bar end... all I did was basically strip the hex bolt.

    I don't have the tools to drill it out, and I wouldn't know how to do it properly anyway. Any ideas? Any place I could take it to? A mechanic? Home Depot?

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    probably going to have drill a hole deeper so an extractor can get a bite on it
    but it may be worth a try without drilling first, cheap extractor bit set at HD

    https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.s...000656313.html

    or any decent mechanical shop could do it in 30 minutes

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    You could also try gently using a hammer to tap in a Torx driver bit that's a little too big to easily fit in that hole. It might get enough bite in the metal to allow you to loosen it.

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    ^ this is a good idea

    OP, try heating the head of the bolt, as hot as you can
    the heat will conduct down the bolt and break the loctite
    let it cool then try to get it out

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    Just use a drill , the same diameter as the bolt, or slightly larger . Drill the center and the head will com off, then pull off the bar end , and take what is left out with the vice grips , or a small pipe wrench.

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick CH View Post
    You could also try gently using a hammer to tap in a Torx driver bit that's a little too big to easily fit in that hole. It might get enough bite in the metal to allow you to loosen it.
    Did this, and it worked. Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    That works most of the time with stripped Allens.

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    so you had the wrong size
    or a very Chinese allen key?

    glad you got it

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaFan View Post
    so you had the wrong size
    or a very Chinese allen key?

    glad you got it
    No, the tools are fine and of the correct size. The design is poor, a small hex subjected to high torque in order to remove.

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaFan View Post
    so you had the wrong size
    or a very Chinese allen key?

    glad you got it
    What's a "very Chinese allen key"?

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    Dollar Store item

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    I was about to start another thread for basically same question op had. Glad I found this one.
    I have a fairing bolt which is too tight and won't unscrew.

    Will try what OP did. Thanks!

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    Try tightening it a bit first. That sometimes breaks the bond and then you can undo it.

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by TorontoListener View Post
    No, the tools are fine and of the correct size. The design is poor, a small hex subjected to high torque in order to remove.
    It's a Triumph -- without few really dumb mechanical and electrical flaws it wouldn't qualify as a British motor vehicle.
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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Mike View Post
    It's a Triumph -- without few really dumb mechanical and electrical flaws it wouldn't qualify as a British motor vehicle.
    Correct... it's a great bike overall, and thankfully each new generation fixes a few of the dumb flaws.

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    Re: Stripped bar end bolt

    Get a die grinder and cut a slot across the top of that screw so you can use a flat head screw driver. Put it in a vice and heat it up. Whack it a few times with a 2lb hammer. Use a torque driver to get it out.

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