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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2001, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Suzuki screws - Wildweasil was right!

I have been replacing all those pesky Suzuki phillips head screws on the body with stainless steel bolts/washers. A while back Glenn had suggested using heat to soften the locking compound that Suzuki uses in assembly. Well, it works like a charm! I used a propane torch to heat the screw heads and followed up with an impact driver. Better than the propane torch would be one of those mini butane torches you can get from Radio Shack as you can direct the flame more precisely. I wanted to share this if anyone was/is considering replacing them......

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2001, 09:07 AM
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Re: Suzuki screws - Wildweasil was right!

Yea Crow,those damn screws will get you every time!!!You are definatly doing the right thing there,get rid of um!!!Stainless is much better.I always try to use antisieze compound on every thing i take apart.It makes a difference tring to get something apart on the trail!Best wishes WOLFE~

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Re: Suzuki screws - Wildweasil was right!

or if you don't have a hot torch of some sorts you can use a Cold Chisel and a BFH. Thats' the way I got all of mine out, they are now replaced with allen key heads (nice and flush and easy to get out on the trail)

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