thanks for the advice,on how to remove the two bolts holding my fender
on,the front bolt came off,with little problem,but the rear bolts,are
giving me a problem,any help would be appreciated from this amatuer
Don't have a road king, but pulled wrenches for over 25 years... If the
bolt is rusted, try soaking it down with something like liquid wrench,
WD 40 etc.... Let it sit over night, then take a punch and hammer,
strike the head of the bolt squarely a couple of times. This should
loosen any rusted threads etc. Use of an impact drive will also aid in
releasing a siezed bolt.
If the bolt has been installed useing a product like LocTite, you may
need to heat the head of the bolt to release the thread lock compound.
If all else fails, if you can, drill out the center of the bolt
(example, use 1/8" bit on 3/8" bolt), this will often cause the bolt to
loosen up. If this doesn't work drill out to fit easy out. Be careful
not to break the tool, they are a real pain to remove. If you can drill
all the way through the bolt, this way if tool breaks you can use a
punch to drive out the broken pieces.
If the bolt still will not release, you are pretty well stuck with
drilling it out and retapping the threads.
Also, ensure that it is a standard fastener. In some rare situations a
left hand thread bolt is used, a quick check of the service manual would
inform you of this (also left hand thread bolts normally have an L
stamped into the head of the bolt).
Michael Mc Nash wrote:
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