Rounded bolt is driv­ing me nuts

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

I re­moved the front brake calipers on my 2000 Kawasaki ZX-6R and one of the bolts join­ing the two halves has rounded off in­side. How do I sort it? Stan, Not­ting­ham

An­swered by Phil Biggs, Bournemouth Kawasaki Drill it out us­ing an 8.5mm drill bit. Drill down un­til the head drops off – un­til you reach the body of the caliper, or un­til it starts to spin. This will al­low you to slide the other half of the caliper off the stud. Then you could ei­ther use a pair of grips to try and turn the bolt out or you could put the stud in a vice and use a blow­torch on the caliper body to try to turn the caliper half off the stud.

You need to drill out the failed bolts

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