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Sket1234

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Sket1234 says:

Joining Socket to top of rounded torx

Hi i have a rounded torx see page before i have since worked out that a 7/16 socket is pretty much perfect fit the problem i have is i need to join the socket to the top. i can almost get it to turn then it slips is there any way to join the two together (solder/ glue no welder ) to get a bit more pressure.
I have tried drilling (cant get a straight angle at it)
I have cut a slot in it and it still wont turn with a screwdriver
Have coated in plus gas repeatedly
Have heated and let cool repeatedly.

One Bolt stopping me riding

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

sensor

Are you replacing the sensor?

Does the sensor have a plate with a hole for the holding bolt?

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Sket1234

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Sket1234 says:

joining Socket to top of rounded torx

i tried to stick the socket to the top but just spins and i am replacing the sensor which has now split completely in half it has a almost u bend under the sensor attached to a over hang with a hole through that into the casing it is also between the end casing and frame and is impossible to get at. you cant get grips or dremel anywhere near it. am stumped for ideas have no cash for a mechanic and cant look for or go to work.

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preunit

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preunit says:

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I have cut a slot in it and it still wont turn with a screwdriver

Soak in Plusgas over night and a Impact Screwdriver?

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Sket1234

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Sket1234 says:

joining Socket to top of rounded torx

been soaked in plus gas for about a week every day add more have cut a slot  but not enough room for anything else than stubby screwdriver. Help 

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

sensor

Can you get a picture of one on e-bay?

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Sket1234

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Sket1234 says:

joining Socket to top of rounded torx

 This is a pic of the sensor and bracket TRIUMPH TT600 TT 600 IGNITION PICKUP PULSE COIL *LOW MILEAGE* 2001

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preunit

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preunit says:

yeah

picture would be good.

Can you get a socket in with a flathead bit?

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Sket1234

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Sket1234 says:

joining Socket to top of rounded torx

i have a socket with a flat head bit. is the best bet to hammer it done the center

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Some random ideas.

We need a picture of the actual bolt to judge the accessibility and see how much meat is left on it. Everyone has a camera-phone these days, don't they?

Now you've cut a slot in the bolt head try putting pliers/mole grips round a screwdriver, keep the screwdriver in the ideal position with one hand and turn it using the pliers. Often this combination helps (leverage).

Alternatively can you file a flat edge on the side of the bolt head so you can get mole grips or a spanner on it? Or use a chisel to drive the bolt anti-clockwise (-bit desperate but it worked for me once).

If you're going to replace the bracket anyway would cutting it off would give better access?

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preunit

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preunit says:

Get

someone to hold the bike up/brace and or apply the brake depending on where the sensors located, with a long extention fitted to the flathead bit, tap the extention so it fits tight to the torx, fit the wrench, press/lean  as hard as you can using body against the stuck torx and slowly turn the wrench counter-clockwise keeping it straight , max pressure small movement.

 Fingers crossed this should shift it.

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