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stripped screw in my velocity stacks

So tonight I went to pop my airbox off so I can clean my throttle bodies and do a sync and lo and behold I get to my velocity stacks to find half my screws stripped where the screw driver fits. So now I have no clue how to get those out. I can't get a drill bit in there. Any clues? And no I didn't strip them. The shop I normally go to did. I usually do all maintenance myself because of how I ride but this last time I was in a hurry and needed it done quick. Any suggestions on what to do?
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Re: stripped screw in my velocity stacks

Take it back to the shop and have them fix it.
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Take it back to the shop and have them fix it.
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Take it back to the shop and have them fix it.
I would except for the fact that every time i go there they **** something up. last time it was stripped tank screws and the time before that they let me out of there with 70psi after getting a new rear tire. So i'd rather not give them the chance to screw anything up again.
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Re: stripped screw in my velocity stacks

Its ok saying "Take it back to the shop" but how would you prove they did it??
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Re: stripped screw in my velocity stacks

Take the time to get a screwdriver that fits the slots as best as you can and then with pressure to loosen the screws tap the screwdriver with a hammer to see if it loosens them otherwise make a screwdriver from grinding down a bolt.
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Re: stripped screw in my velocity stacks

Another idea, I got a set of bolt extractors at Sears. There's about 5 or 6 sizes, and they bite into the outside of the bolt or screw head as your trying to loosen the bolt. Use an extension and 3/8 drive ratchet, and a soft steady hand when turning.

Wait, are they recessed in the stack, limited room? Maybe the extractor won't fit if the walls are very thick, worth a look tho.
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Re: stripped screw in my velocity stacks

it's the 6 bolts down in the stacks that allow you to pull the rest of the airbox off the top of the throttle bodies. I'm going to try to get them out with an impact driver? i believe is what one of the reputable local shops said to try. if not i'm going to cut the stacks down enough to get a drill in there and muscle them out.
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Re: stripped screw in my velocity stacks

i like jondog's idea, ive seen those extractors you mentioned and i think there might be enough room to get them in there. itd be close tho...

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