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Mornin,


Tried to bleed my brakes yesterday as i was getting spongeyness. However the cover both screws had rusted over and as soon as i tried to unscrew them, rounded off.


Asked my dear old pops if he could have a gander at drilling them out (i lack the tools :D) He managed to drill them both. the heads sheared off fairly quick and he pried off the top lid. From there he managed to get one of the screws by a pair of grips and twist it out. The other was flush with the resevoir so no luck. He has tried to drill it with a small drill bit but apparently no luck.


Was going to try it later with the t wo of us and see if we can't get it drilled out then gradually increased the drill size till the whole thing is gone.


Any other suggestions or tips for getting this out would be appreciated :)

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You could:


Use a dremel to cut a slot in the top of the screw and try and wind it out with a screwdriver.


Drill down the thread and use an easy-out.


Weld a small nut on the top of what's left of the screw (the heat will help loosen it).


Buy a new reservoir.

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You could:


Use a dremel to cut a slot in the top of the screw and try and wind it out with a screwdriver.

Might try this.. Though it is flush with the resevoir so could damage


Drill down the thread and use an easy-out.

going to attempt this again tonight, hoping with two might be more succesful


Weld a small nut on the top of what's left of the screw (the heat will help loosen it).

Can't weld. and it's tiny size weld would likely make it worse :D


Buy a new reservoir

Nooooooo

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Easy out is probably the best option if it is flush with the reservoir. Failing that it is a replacement unit.

Good look.

You've got till Saturday to sort it as you are the lead on Sunday. :wink:

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Easy out is probably the best option if it is flush with the reservoir. Failing that it is a replacement unit.

Good look.

You've got till Saturday to sort it as you are the lead on Sunday. :wink:

 

Will try it tonight and hopefully get it out.. at least enough i can put a smaller screw in on top :D


Replacement is like £200 from robinsons so nope :D After market style it'd be.


and no pressure :D I might be leading in a car

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Easy out is probably the best option if it is flush with the reservoir. Failing that it is a replacement unit.

Good look.

You've got till Saturday to sort it as you are the lead on Sunday. :wink:

 

Will try it tonight and hopefully get it out.. at least enough i can put a smaller screw in on top :D


Replacement is like £200 from robinsons so nope :D After market style it'd be.


and no pressure :D I might be leading in a car

eBay is your friend at time like this


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Easy out is probably the best option if it is flush with the reservoir. Failing that it is a replacement unit.

Good look.

You've got till Saturday to sort it as you are the lead on Sunday. :wink:

 

Will try it tonight and hopefully get it out.. at least enough i can put a smaller screw in on top :D


Replacement is like £200 from robinsons so nope :D After market style it'd be.


and no pressure :D I might be leading in a car

eBay is your friend at time like this


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/272297207680?lpid=122&googleloc=1006656&poi=&campaignid=628859225&device=t&adgroupid=28306099746&rlsatarget=pla-184487907666&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmtid%253D1673%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp%253D114144275106_563391%2526itemid%253D272297207680%2526targetid%253D184487907666%2526device%253Dt%2526mpre%253Dhttp%25253a%25252f%25252fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252fitm%25252flike%25252f272297207680%25253flpid%25253d122%252526chn%25253Dps%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D1006656%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D628859225%2526adgroupid%253D28306099746%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-184487907666%2526gclid%253DCjwKEAjw8da8BRDssvyH8uPEgnoSJABJmwYosCtyix63p1jkbb-4-oyyk2JehIoagBGgAe1tMR_nWRoCkt_w_wcB%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1066739307403&lpid=122&chn=ps&googleloc=1006656&poi=&campaignid=628859225&device=t&adgroupid=28306099746&rlsatarget=pla-184487907666&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmtid%253D1673%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp%253D114144275106_563391%2526itemid%253D272297207680%2526targetid%253D184487907666%2526device%253Dt%2526mpre%253Dhttp%25253a%25252f%25252fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252fitm%25252flike%25252f272297207680%25253flpid%25253d122%252526chn%25253Dps%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D1006656%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D628859225%2526adgroupid%253D28306099746%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-184487907666%2526gclid%253DCjwKEAjw8da8BRDssvyH8uPEgnoSJABJmwYosCtyix63p1jkbb-4-oyyk2JehIoagBGgAe1tMR_nWRoCkt_w_wcB%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1066739307403&ul_noapp=true" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

 


Good spot there mr ! :D Worst comes to worst i can bodge it for the weekend ride and get that ordered in the mean time. So much for an easy sunday afternoon job :D

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what you should have really done is used the correct screwdrivers in the first place and not rounded off the screw :D


The screws on jap bikes are different and UK screwdrivers will just cam out all the time and chew the head of the screw


You need a set of JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) screwdrivers and they aren't cheap! I get a set for around £90


The result is no more chewed up screws :wink:


As for getting it out everything has already been said so good luck!

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Will try it tonight and hopefully get it out.. at least enough i can put a smaller screw in on top :D


Replacement is like £200 from robinsons so nope :D After market style it'd be.


and no pressure :D I might be leading in a car

eBay is your friend at time like this


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/272297207680?lpid=122&googleloc=1006656&poi=&campaignid=628859225&device=t&adgroupid=28306099746&rlsatarget=pla-184487907666&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmtid%253D1673%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp%253D114144275106_563391%2526itemid%253D272297207680%2526targetid%253D184487907666%2526device%253Dt%2526mpre%253Dhttp%25253a%25252f%25252fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252fitm%25252flike%25252f272297207680%25253flpid%25253d122%252526chn%25253Dps%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D1006656%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D628859225%2526adgroupid%253D28306099746%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-184487907666%2526gclid%253DCjwKEAjw8da8BRDssvyH8uPEgnoSJABJmwYosCtyix63p1jkbb-4-oyyk2JehIoagBGgAe1tMR_nWRoCkt_w_wcB%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1066739307403&lpid=122&chn=ps&googleloc=1006656&poi=&campaignid=628859225&device=t&adgroupid=28306099746&rlsatarget=pla-184487907666&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmtid%253D1673%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp%253D114144275106_563391%2526itemid%253D272297207680%2526targetid%253D184487907666%2526device%253Dt%2526mpre%253Dhttp%25253a%25252f%25252fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252fitm%25252flike%25252f272297207680%25253flpid%25253d122%252526chn%25253Dps%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D1006656%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D628859225%2526adgroupid%253D28306099746%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-184487907666%2526gclid%253DCjwKEAjw8da8BRDssvyH8uPEgnoSJABJmwYosCtyix63p1jkbb-4-oyyk2JehIoagBGgAe1tMR_nWRoCkt_w_wcB%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1066739307403&ul_noapp=true" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

 


Good spot there mr ! :D Worst comes to worst i can bodge it for the weekend ride and get that ordered in the mean time. So much for an easy sunday afternoon job :D

 

Reservoir top gaffa taped on :roll:

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Right-Brake-Master-Cylinder-Clutch-Lever-7-8-Inch-22mm-14mm-Bore-/131688924131?hash=item1ea94583e3:g:4s0AAOSwQYZWxPja" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

oh and a useful tip is when you replace the master cylinder change the screws for ones with allen key heads

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Tis fooked.


Ordering one you linked hoggfather. It';s from a 99 bandit, but the only difference i can see from specs (robinsons foundry) the 99 one has the extra bit that mounts on bars (god knows what for) and the picture shows where the pipe goes in as unthreaded which i find hard to believe.. So gonna go with it. Delivery said friday so might just make it before bodge o'clock


May have to bodge if it doesnt arrive in time tho

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Tis fooked.


the only difference i can see from specs (robinsons foundry) the 99 one has the extra bit that mounts on bars (god knows what for)

 

That's for the mirror cause it's off an unfaired Bandit :wink:

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Tis fooked.


the only difference i can see from specs (robinsons foundry) the 99 one has the extra bit that mounts on bars (god knows what for)

 

That's for the mirror cause it's off an unfaired Bandit :wink:

 

aaaah that makes sense :D


I ordered it anyhow. but hes not posting till tomorrow so unless a miracle occurs. Im bodging it for now :D

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