HexBolts Sucketh.

Reeperette /
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Now, can someone tell me who's bright idea hex-bolts were ?

Not the kind with a hex shaped head you can get off simple and easy, the kind that instead of being tapped for straight or phillips screwdriver, require a friggin hexkey to remove.

Reason being...first off, FINDING a goddamned hexkey that'll fit em...ya got yer metrics, ya got yer standards, and they do NOT fit each other.

Then you find em comin in BIZARRE sizing, due to wear, corrosion or just damnall poor machining...4.5 MM ?????

11/64 ???? WTF ?

And of course...by the time YOU get to them to try to take them out - they're stripped.

On top of that, hexkeys, the way most of em are made...no bloody way in hell can you get the leverage to MOVE one of these stinkin bolts, I've gone as far as slipping a long tube over the end and just poundin it with a rubber mallet (after hammering the damn hexkey in deep enough to make sure it STAYS there, with a lil epoxy fer good measure!).

Like, 80% of the Tomos Bullets I've worked on have had simple, flathead screws holding the transmission casing together, and the only place I've really seen em in common use before are the handlebars, in which case I rip em out as fast as possible and replace them with something ELSE, cause they strip, and then you have floppy handlebars, which sucks.

If those damn things are stock for holding the A5 transmission together, I am right damn glad to be replacing it with an A3 !!

Getting them out was bitch enough, they ain't NEVER goin back in, that's fer sure.

Anyone have any ideas for getting the damn things OUT once they're stripped beyond all possibility of even hammering the next size up into there and gorilla-arming it ?

I swear, I wanna find the guy who invented these things and throttle him, it's the dumbest idea I've ever seen next to congress, and that's sayin somethin.

-Ree

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  HexBolts Sucketh.Topic by: Reeperette Reeperette 10/31/01 04:10PM
  Re: HexBolts Sucketh.Re: Steeltoad Steeltoad 10/31/01 04:19PM
  Re: HexBolts Sucketh.Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 10/31/01 04:33PM
  Re: HexBolts Sucketh.Re: Reeperette Reeperette 10/31/01 04:42PM
  Re: HexBolts Sucketh.Re: Chris Chris 10/31/01 05:16PM
  Re: HexBolts Sucketh.Re: Vespalad Vespalad 10/31/01 05:26PM
  Jeez...schools these days....Re: Reeperette Reeperette 10/31/01 05:55PM
  Re: HexBolts Sucketh.Re: Rog Rog 10/31/01 09:35PM
  Re: HexBolts and more Schoolin'Re: Jim C. Jim C. 10/31/01 10:21PM
  Having the tools don't help much.Re: Reeperette Reeperette 11/01/01 12:23PM
  Re: Having the tools don't help much.Re: Jamie Jamie 11/01/01 03:34PM
  Re: Having the tools don't help much.Re: don-ohio don-ohio 11/01/01 03:52PM
  Re: Having the tools don't help much.Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 11/01/01 04:17PM
  Re: Having the tools don't help much.Re: don-ohio don-ohio 11/01/01 04:49PM
  Re: Having the tools don't help much.Re: Ron Brown Ron Brown 11/01/01 05:41PM
  Leftovers....Re: Reeperette Reeperette 11/01/01 05:53PM
  Re: Leftovers....Re: don-ohio don-ohio 11/01/01 06:37PM
  Re: Having the tools don't help much.Re: don-ohio don-ohio 11/01/01 06:29PM
  Re: An impact driver!Re: Jim C. Jim C. 11/01/01 09:56PM

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