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Incredibly tight bolts for heel guard

I've been trying to unscrew my heel guard on the brake side of the bike, it got to the point of where i applied so much torque to the bolt, (using the allen key from the toolkit with extension to get more torque), that the threads of the bolt got broken...

The bolts on the clutch side of the bike, for the heel guard, came of easy.

Is this a common issue? Can the dealer do anything about it?

All tips and tricks are helpful, thanks!
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See this: Black TYGA Rearsets

And this: Over tight bolts

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Yup, pretty much standard for the brake side. I was able to break them loose without damage but it was a headache. Clutch side was super easy for me.
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I think mine gave me grief too but a t-handle driver should get the job done you can find them at your local bike shop/hardware store

edit: sounds like you may need to drill that sucker out!
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Absolutely the same for me. And I haven't been able to drill them out.
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Use a ratchet and drive socket allen. Take all the slack out of the handle. Keep steady pressure on the handle. It may take a bit dont turn too hard, give it a second to free up dont just twist the head right out of the bolt. You can tap it with a rubber mallet. You hear cracking and popping as the bolt loosens.


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I give up. You win Yamaha. I guess it's never coming off.
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I tried all. L shaped wrench, T handle wrench, ratchet w/allen head, impact driver, torch and co2. The torque on the tightened bolt was much stronger than the bolt material and the hole gave way. But then again, I had read previous complaints and was aware this MIGHT happen. Sometimes it's worse (emotionally) when you hope it doesn't, and then the let down comes anyway. If it had come as an unknown surprise, I would have blamed myself. In this case, I blame Yamaha.

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I've been trying to unscrew my heel guard on the brake side of the bike, it got to the point of where i applied so much torque to the bolt, (using the allen key from the toolkit with extension to get more torque), that the threads of the bolt got broken...

The bolts on the clutch side of the bike, for the heel guard, came of easy.

Is this a common issue? Can the dealer do anything about it?

All tips and tricks are helpful, thanks!
So you broke the head off? And the threaded shank is still in the hole? Or, did you round the inside of the hexagon hole?

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With some friendly advise I drilled the heads off them. They weren't coming out any other way. I tried t handle and ratchet.
There was not locktite on the threads. Crazy.
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