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Angry Need advice on how to loosen the bolts on the primary cover?

Okay I was trying to replace my primary cover on my 2014 Victory CC, the right side cover came off no problem, but the primary cover bolts must be welded on The top bolt on the cover is kinda stripped now and I don't want to do the same to the bottom bolt as well. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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Okay I was trying to replace my primary cover on my 2014 Victory CC, the right side cover came off no problem, but the primary cover bolts must be welded on The top bolt on the cover is kinda stripped now and I don't want to do the same to the bottom bolt as well. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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Are you talking about the "round" cover with the two bolt one on top and one on the bottom.
Your using a metric allen wrench aren't you.
If you have strip the bolt then you have only one choice. Drill the "head" of the bolt off. You'll be fine if you go slow and take your time.
It "might" be a 1/4 drill bit. Before you drill go buy a new bit from hardware store or auto store.
One you just have the "head" off don't go any deeper. Now take cover off and with some pliers you can un screw the bolt. You'll have plenty of bolt sticking out to get the pliers on.

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Visionjohnny, yes that's the one on the left side of bike. I was using my Snap-on socket bit 5mm, I also tried it with just using an Allen key, it's as if the bolts are welded in. I don't own a easy-out kit and haven't ever used one either. I was hoping there would be another opt
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If your trying with the bike cold, ride it a little and get it warm, then try removing them. It should help soften any lock tite on the bolts and may expand the mettle around them a little.

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If your trying with the bike cold, ride it a little and get it warm, then try removing them. It should help soften any lock tite on the bolts and may expand the mettle around them a little.
You know I thought about doing that, but I got the bike kinda apart because of adding my accessories. I guess I might have to leave this alone and finish everything else and revisit.
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This is one of the best tools I have purchased in a long time


I didn't get this one exactly but I bought one back in the winter because I was in the process of taking apart my 1973 Kawasaki 2 stroke enduro. You will need an easy out for the one that you stripped.

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I didn't get this one exactly but I bought one back in the winter because I was in the process of taking apart my 1973 Kawasaki 2 stroke enduro. You will need an easy out for the one that you stripped.
That's a good opt but I need Hex bit. I briefly looked on line at Sears, they want over $100 for 11 pcs set!!
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You can buy hex bits all over the place. It is the same size that fits in quick change screw drivers. Sears, Lowes, Ace Hardware should have them. I think I got my set from Lowes for less than $10.

I would also use a soldering iron or small butane solder torch to heat it up first. I am sure they have Loctite and some heat will make it a lot easier. If you are using a flame, put the heat on the bit and let it transfer to the bolt so you don't do any damage to the surrounding area.

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You can buy hex bits all over the place. It is the same size that fits in quick change screw drivers. Sears, Lowes, Ace Hardware should have them. I think I got my set from Lowes for less than $10.

I would also use a soldering iron or small butane solder torch to heat it up first. I am sure they have Loctite and some heat will make it a lot easier. If you are using a flame, put the heat on the bit and let it transfer to the bolt so you don't do any damage to the surrounding area.
The problem with getting these bits is the kits I'm finding local only goes down to 6mm I need a 5mm for the primary cover. If I have to order a kit with it, I'll be waiting till next week sometime.
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That's a good opt but I need Hex bit. I briefly looked on line at Sears, they want over $100 for 11 pcs set!!
Maybe another option is to superglue a hex socket into the stripped head, warm the area up and try to turn it.

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