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#1
I decieded to move the bike inside the bouse for the winter, so I have more room to work on it and it will be warmer.  Well I got my new undertail, and I am try to remove the rear faring to cut the plastic and put it on.  So every bolt came out fine except one.  I have no idea what this bolt is called but I have it in the pics below.  When I was trying to loosen it, I could tell it was starting to strip out the head.  So I tried WD-40 on the inside and left it for the night so hopefully it could loosen it up a little so I could get it off.  No luck with that.  So  I pulled out the vise grips, and it still doesn't move.  

Since I have already messed this bolt up I went to get a new one from Suzuki.  They go for $20.25 and takes 5 days to get up here.  So anyone have an extra bolt they want to sell or any ideas how to get it off?  

Please some help me out.  

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#2
I have two from taking mine off but I might have to search for them.  You can go to your local hardware store and find some nice button head bolts.  I like the look better and some have them in chrome too.  I have chrome ones and I think they look 100% better, only $1.99 a bolt too.

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WOW, that a pain. Never seen one stuck. Take mine out all the time to run saddle bags never had a problem. becareful with those Vise Grips. You may gouge the plastic when she breaks free.
 

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Frankenstein bolt is what I have heard them called. Not sure if that is just slang though.

Looks like you will just have to get a good enough grip on it with some visegrips.

Those button head bolts look pretty sharp, Youkai
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Judging from the looks of the bolt in the last pic, you just need to take a tighter bite on it with the vise grips. As mentioned, be careful and good luck! I love that first pic, BTW. A nice, warm cozy Busa
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#8
If all else fails, take a dremel and cut two grooves in the bolt to get a flathead screwdriver to the bolt.  Just make sure not to slip in fact place a towel between the plastic just in case.
 
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(Youkai @ Oct. 05 2006,16:43) I have two from taking mine off but I might have to search for them. You can go to your local hardware store and find some nice button head bolts. I like the look better and some have them in chrome too. I have chrome ones and I think they look 100% better, only $1.99 a bolt too.

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What size are those button head bolts? (all dimensions) I took my frankenstein bolts out and it doesnt look bad but i would like to put something in their place

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i have the left bolt you can have if you need it. just get a good grip with something and twist the poo out of it. It will come off.
 
#14
I have been working it with the vise grips now for over an hour. Still not even a little bit of movement. So i called my pops back home and he suggested to drill a tiny hole through the bolt and weaken it then try and move it so thats what I am doing now.

Thanks Youkai, after i get this bolt out I am just going to go to the sotre and get some nice head bolts in its place.
 
#15
No problem, the bolts are metric but the exact size I think are M6x1.5. Just make sure to take the frankenstein bolt to the hardware store and match up the thread length with a button head and only look at metric bolts. Also, get a washer the size of the frankenstein head to make sure everything is alright.
 
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(Youkai @ Oct. 05 2006,18:26) No problem, the bolts are metric but the exact size I think are M6x1.5. Just make sure to take the frankenstein bolt to the hardware store and match up the thread length with a button head and only look at metric bolts. Also, get a washer the size of the frankenstein head to make sure everything is alright.
Thanks for the bolt size, first thing i buy tomorrow!!
 

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Alot of people have problems with those . I can't believe that they are $20 ! Thats way too much .
 

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