Intake Grate Broken
Posted 25 May 2011 - 05:01 PM
From what I can tell, the most forward bolts come down from the engine compartment just under the shaft. Looks like a large blob of silicone over them to make everything water tight. The 2 rear bolts appear to go into a plastic piece. Looks like the bolts went into plastic inserts which also must have gotten torn out.
So....my proposed solution for the front 2 bolts is to pry away all of the silicone, pull the stripped bolts out and replace them. Then recover with some type of silicone.
What I need to know is the size of the bolts so I know what size inserts I need to get ordered.
Posted 25 May 2011 - 05:12 PM
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 08:24 PM
Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:00 AM
I have a 2004 sportster and the front bolt for the intake grate has broken off.I removed the nut in the engine compartment which left a piece of the broken bolt still in the hull.Does the hull have threads in it as well as having the nut on the top side?I want to be sure before taking a punch to it as it feels fairly solid
In doing some more investigation, I found the bolts are 6mm. The hull is threaded, which I found after trying to tap the bolts out. Getting to the nuts is a PAIN!
My hopefully last question is: Do all 4 bolts for the grate go in from below? or do the front ones come down?
Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:00 AM
Posted 28 May 2011 - 09:55 AM
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