Hi all, removed the downpipes on my CBR last night (2001 600cc F model) and managed to remove all but two of the studs from the head.
One of the remaining studs snapped off about 5mm out from the head whilst the nut on the other unscrewed before the stud did. Is it worth replacing the 'ok' stud or can it be reused? Ideally I'd like to remove it so I can copper grease it etc, however sod's law dictates that this one will also snap off doubling my problem.
I have a few things to try to remove the snapped stud (heat, plusgas, hammer, molegrips, patience, swearing and possibly filing flats/slots for spanners and screwdrivers in the stud). I do not have access to a MIG to weld a nut on and I don't really have any way of moving my whole bike to a garage if things go tits up. I also don't trust myself to drill straight enough to drill the stud out.
If the shite hits the fan, how hard is it to remove the engine and take that down an engineering place to have it drilled and helicoiled??