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Getting the plastic off a quad

Lolo Pat

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I got a quad at the right price... FREE (y)

I have to repair the brakes and engine so I gotta take off the plastic, BUT that's the issue. The handle bars bracket has got me stumped. When I remove the handle bars you can see a 6mm bolt in the bracket so me thinks unscrew that and all should be sweet. I unscrew it a good 25mm/1" and it feels like there is still more to go but the bracket is still rock solid. I would have thought the bracket would show signs of movement.

Anybody can confirm I should keep unscrewing the 6mm bolt? I doubt I should be unscrewing the steering shaft itself just to remove the plastic.

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Denny

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Going to work on it again today. Decided to unscrew the 6mm bolt all the way and see what happens. Last resort is unscrewing the big nut 🤞


Don't wish to be rude but was that a joke 😬
I don’t think I would take it all the way out. Just most of the way. And soak it with some penetrating oil. Probably seized with rust. It probably locks in like a bicycle goose neck.
Yes, using a cutting torch was a feeble attempt at humor. Every one knows a cutting torch won’t work. You have to use a die grinder and cut off wheel on plastic. :lolgoku:
 

Lolo Pat

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Took the 6mm bolt out completely, still the steering bracket was rock solid. Loosened off the big nuts and from the underneath that wasn't going to help. Time to get the 'persuading' tools out ;)

After giving it a WD40 squirt I give the bracket a couple of taps with the hammer, nah no good. Next up was the big screw driver, jammed it in the bracket and with a sideways force give the handle a whack. Jackpot, it come loose. Mission accomplished. :banana:

Thanks for the replies too (y)

Now I see why I was given this quad for free... to be continued

Question: I know I started this QUAD thread in a GOKART forum (out of desperation), I'd like to continue this project on here, is it allowed?? If so, which forum is suitable?

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Yup! Just like a bicycle goose neck. There may be a loose wedge shaped nut down the tube. Don’t loose it and try to get it out. For now I would just leave it here, or you could get a moderator to move it to the mini bike section. We do like to bust “rocks” once in a while. Beware! Welcome.
 
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