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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Stripped Carburetor Bolt

Hey guys. i was hoping that you all might have some tips to remove a bolt that i am having trouble with. i was in the process removing the top part of the right carb so that i could get to the needles and add a washer underneath. my 250 is running really lean so i needed to get into there. anyways, i got 3 screws out and the final one on the front right of the carb stripped. (on the right carb) any tricks to remove this bolt???

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 05:09 PM
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1) Grab a pair of vise grips and go at it

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2) go to home depot/lowes and buy the grabit bit.

Did you add an aftermarket air filter or anything else to make it run lean?

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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i did the snorkel mod. relatively simple fix should i not be able to get this screw out. but i enjoy the snorkel out.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 06:47 PM
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Vice grips or drill the head off the bolt and then vice grips.

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.


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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:19 PM
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I'm no expert but I have heard people suggest using a hacksaw or dremell to put a slot on the head and try a LARGE flathead screwdriver.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Great! the vice grips did the trick! however, i cannot find any washers to put under the needle to lift it!!!!! does anyone have some i could purchase?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Also to add more info: after removing the snorkel i get a serious sputter between 5-7000 rpm and it almost stalled me in the middle of a highway the other day killing myself and my girlfriend. it was pretty serious. that is why i need to get this fixed.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 07:47 AM
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