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So I stripped 2 of the 4 Allen bolts on the handlebar clamp. I'm trying to replace my bars.

Does anyone know how to get these things out without ruining the thread?
The bike is a 1981 CX500C.
 

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I like to take a Torx bit socket for a 3/8 ratchet (which ever size can almost fit into the stripped socket head) then use a hammer to tap it into the bolts stripped head, now it has a bite and can be turned out again. This way you didnt have to use any heat, the hammer tapping the torx into the allen head also helps to break up any rust
 

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born out of necessity when I turned a wrench for a living..........it has never let me down, always worked
 

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I like to take a Torx bit socket for a 3/8 ratchet (which ever size can almost fit into the stripped socket head) then use a hammer to tap it into the bolts stripped head, now it has a bite and can be turned out again. This way you didnt have to use any heat, the hammer tapping the torx into the allen head also helps to break up any rust
Thanks Kameron, I'll give this a try.
 

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No problem, we share what we know or helps
 
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