General Harley Davidson Chat Forum to discuss general Harley Davidson issues, topics, and experiences.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Drill bit for extracting easy out

Old 02-11-2019, 04:51 PM
Tileman2692's Avatar
Tileman2692 is offline
Club Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Cape Coral , Fl.
Posts: 783
Liked 93 Times in 75 Posts

Well I was going to change the primary fluid so I went to take the primary cover off or I should say the derby cover and they were so darn tight I guess from the dealer that I bought it from a broke three of the T27 screws so at that point I figured let me take the primary cover off and maybe I can get it from the backside wrong OK so now I go to put the primary cover back on look at the specs in the manual and it says to torque him down to 110 foot pounds well that's really tight three of them broke never listen to that again had to cut the derby cover off the primary so now I have two bolts into the casing from the primary cover and 3T 27 torques screws broken in the primary cover talk about not happy I am not happy so I went out and bought a kit started drill them out got the first one got it drilled and that was a trick very hard put the easy out and turned it and it broke off not having a good week so now I bought a cobalt set hopefully that will be stronger. Then after I broke the first one you thought I would've learned no I'm broke too and then went ahead for a third one oh well live and learn

Last edited by Tileman2692; 02-11-2019 at 05:08 PM.
Old 02-11-2019, 04:59 PM
purpledeuce's Avatar
purpledeuce is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,551
Liked 496 Times in 327 Posts

110ft/lbs? Are you sure it didn’t say inch pounds?
Old 02-11-2019, 05:00 PM
0maha's Avatar
0maha is online now
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Omaha
Posts: 4,862
Liked 1,470 Times in 718 Posts

Inch pounds. Not foot pounds.

And on those, all you really need is wrist tight. If you use a 1/4" socket wrench and hold it so the head is in the palm of your hand, you cant go wrong.

I don't mean to sound like a dick, but you need to slow down and do more thinking about what you're doing. Don't rush to get this mess cleaned up. You'll just make a bigger mess of it.

This started because of stuck T27 screws. I assume you broke off the bit you were using? Slow, smooth pressure works better, and if you get one that's really stuck, a small impact driver is useful.

So not to rub it in, but the mess you are in exists because you didn't stop and work out the immediate problem you were having.

Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.

Last edited by 0maha; 02-11-2019 at 05:08 PM.
Old 02-11-2019, 05:00 PM
QNman's Avatar
QNman is offline
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: St. Charles, MO
Posts: 3,811
Liked 967 Times in 690 Posts

Originally Posted by purpledeuce View Post
110ft/lbs? Are you sure it didnít say inch pounds?
Beat me to it.
Old 02-11-2019, 05:03 PM
Ragtop's Avatar
Ragtop is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,073
Liked 322 Times in 226 Posts

110 ft pounds, are you fking kidding me? You need to put down the tools and take it to a pro, sorry to say...
Old 02-11-2019, 05:14 PM
username already exists
username already exists is offline
One Of The Regulars
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: MD. USA
Posts: 157
Liked 55 Times in 39 Posts

I have no idea why I'm entering this thread. There are some GREAT answers above this line and some, Hmmm, well some I hope you don't try.

I used to drill & tap a lot of tiny blind holes in really hard metal doing gun work. 6-48 taps are VERY easy to break! I learned to ALWAYS use carbon steel taps rather than tougher HS steel. The reason? If you break a carbon steel tap in a hole, you can (usually!) crush it with a punch, pick the pieces out and salvage the hole. Most easy outs I think will be HS steel. You are not going to drill it out with anything from the consumer market! It is highly unlikely you can drill it out with anything and salvage the hole - at least at home. It will be impossible to keep the drill centered in the various compositions of metals in there not to mention the ragged surface you have to start the drill into. It's gonna wander. As for welding a nut or another bolt onto it, correct me if I misunderstood, but this is a steel bolt in an aluminum part isn't it? Try that welding trick and you just might get it out, but probably not the way you expected.

Sorry friend. This is gonna call for professional intervention. We DIY'ers hate when that happens, but sometimes it's the only way.

Good luck, and be sure to let us know how it turned out!
Old 02-11-2019, 05:22 PM
Iron lHorse
Iron lHorse is offline
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: usa
Posts: 3,993
Liked 216 Times in 189 Posts

I didn’t read the other post ,so I don’t know if this was said . If its any of the upper hex bolts you mite want to just leave it in there . And it could be find because of its location,
Old 02-11-2019, 09:08 PM
multihdrdr's Avatar
multihdrdr is offline
Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 8,106
Likes: 0
Liked 1,144 Times in 991 Posts

Hmm ... 110 ft lbs? ... Have you ever changed the wheel on your car and noticed the Lug Nut Torque?


Last edited by multihdrdr; 02-11-2019 at 09:10 PM.
Old 02-11-2019, 09:45 PM
Bluehighways's Avatar
Bluehighways is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Southern California
Posts: 3,226
Liked 131 Times in 99 Posts

Originally Posted by Tileman2692 View Post
OK guys broken an easy out into the casing trying to put back the primary cover onto my Dyna broke three of the damn screws and drilling one of them out and trying to take it out with an easy out the darn easy out broke in there I've heard you need a diamond bitch or carbide bit so I could drill so I could get the Ezio out any suggestions
Wow! Sucks to be you!
Old 02-11-2019, 11:25 PM
OlAndrew's Avatar
OlAndrew is offline
Senior Rider
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Dewey, Arizona 86327
Posts: 476
Likes: 0
Liked 134 Times in 90 Posts

Give the guy some slack. This is how you learn, sadly enough. I've misread those dam inch-pound settings a time or two. difference is, I've been building engines for something like 60 years, so when it starts to feel 'bout tight enough, I stop and check what I'm measuring, and what the fastener is realy doing. Primary cover, 'bout tight enough is just fine. Head bolts want the right pressure and sequence.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: