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Hi everyone,

The previous owner of my bike went down, and managed to snap the bar end. The bolt that use to hold the bar end on snapped, such that a portion of it is still inside the clip-on. Has anyone had any success in removing snapped bolts?

Thanks!
 

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superiorWANG said:
What do you mean drilling it?
Do you mean the thread part of the bolt was still inside and the bolt has been snapped off ? <--- that's what I understand. If you want to get the thread part out, use a drill bit and drill it out. or maybe I mis-understand the whole thing ?
 

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Your looking for a tool set known as Easy-outs. They are just like taps but work in with left hand threads. Just like if you were to tighten a bolt, these tighten in the opposite direction. So when tighten the Easy-out, your actually loosening the bolt. You'll need to drill a small hole n the existing broken bolt just to start the easy-out so it bites. Just turn in the counterclockwise direction and it should come out easy. You should be able to pick them up @ Sears or Crappy Tire. Hope this helps....

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superiorWANG said:
Thanks Xenz and Atom!

DAMN! I guess that means I need a drill....
YOU DON'T HAVE A DRILL??????? :eek

I thought EVERY ONE had a drill these days. Next you'll be telling me that your whole tool kit is the stuff that came with the bike..... and a bent screwdriver and a hammer that lives in the kitchen drawer (Everyone has a bent screwdriver and a hammer.... I think we're born with them :D )

If this is for occasional use then just get a cheapo cord drill from Home Depot. Don't get a cordless one if you're not going to use it very often. The batteries will just discharge from sitting around and won't live long if you leave them in the charger.
 

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I almost forgot.....when drilling, drill a small hole. Just like a pilot hole which should be clear from the threads in the hole. Try to stay as centered as possible. Use a small drill bit and you may not have to drill to far. Try going in enough that the easy-out can just bite into the material. If the easy-out slips, you could always go a little deeper with the drill. Remember to stay clear of the threads. If there is a small amount sticking out of the hole, you could use a set of visegrips.
 
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