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    Removing Broken Ride Plate Bolt?

    Anyone have a tip for removing a broken ride plate bolt that snapped flush with the hull?


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    Probably need an EZ out. You drill a hole in what's left of the bolt, then use the EZ out to get it out. The EZ out looks kind of like a tapered drill bit with a reverse twist

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    Thanks, is there a good source for replacement bolts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrett View Post
    Anyone have a tip for removing a broken ride plate bolt that snapped flush with the hull?
    if it snapped flush you are better off just replacing the mounting bracket, There only about $13

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    i agree with Jim !!!

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    just had this happen to me,

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    Ouch, how'd that happen? If you have an FZ and want to replace the mounting bracket, these might be a good choice: http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...oducts_id=1758 I have them and they are great!

    I had to replace 4 of my rideplate bolts. I bought the OEM ones from yamaha. They are (obviously) a few extra bucks, but they work great.

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    Thanks for the info.

    I was just tightening down the ride plate after swapping a prop. I've probably done it 8 times already, was going really slow and easy as always on those bolts and snap. It was the first time I've pulled the plate since I added shims to the rear bolts. It didn't drop down as easy as it has in the past without the shims. Not sure if that had anything to do with it or not.

    I went ahead and ordered Jerry's billet backing plates. Are there any better bolts to use than OEM with the ride plate?

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    Re: Removing Broken Ride Plate Bolt?

    Are you using a thread sealant or locker on the bolts?

    Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeysevin View Post
    Are you using a thread sealant or locker on the bolts?
    Not on that one. I put a little blue on the ones with the shims.

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