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I am trying to remove my fender mount helmet lock. What in H**L type of fastener is holding it on?
 

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I don't remember what kind of fastener it is, but I unthreaded mine with the ultimate universal fastener removal tool -- a pair of pliers.
 

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swl2020 said:
I am trying to remove my fender mount helmet lock. What in H**L type of fastener is holding it on?
I used a Dremel tool to cut the screws. Then there was the mounting tab left, so I Dremeled it too.
 

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More votes for the Dremel than the pliers.
Think I'll go that route :lol: :lol:
 

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Joeface said:
pliers or channel locks will unscrew it. just did mine about 2 hours ago.
Going out to the garage now. Will let you know....
Joe, there seems to be two attachment points. One is a pin that keeps it from turning, another with a funky fastener. Therefore you (I :lol: ) can not twist it.
Is there any way to remove without destroying it and the fender (which by the way is sitting on my bench top) ?
 

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Yes, their are Twi Little Screws that hold it to a Plate, and then the Plate that goes to the Fender Support.. The Two screws I got off with a Torx Tool and the Plate, Yeap, Cut with a Dremel or your favorite tool :wink:
 

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If you just want the lock off, there's one bolt holding it on. The other side is a locating pin. The bolt is like a hex head, but they rounded it out. A normal hex key will slip if you try to use one.

I got mine off using vice grips. Put the side of the jaws flush with the plate and clamp down on the bolt head. Give it a little push. If it slips, reclamp it. Keep doing this and it will wear the nut oblong until it can get a good grip. My lock was a little loose, so it was pretty easy for me. The bolt was already broke free.

I replaced the bolt with a stainless steel security hex head (the kind with the peg in the middle). The bolt came from a set for attaching license plates that i got at Autozone for under $2. It came with the security hex key. I just had to cut it the right length. I added some blue loctite to make sure it didn't rattle loose.

You could also try to cut a groove through the head with a dremel. Then use a wide, flat headed screwdriver to give it a twist. This way would be easier with the tire off.
 

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My r only had one screw and a locating pin. the screw is a button headed torx,if you jack the bike up and let the wheel drop some you have more room to work. I was able to use a standard allen when I got it far enough I used needle nose pliers to back it the rest of the way, dont worry if you booger the head its a machine thread(fine) and easily replaced. I then located the lock behind the stock tag mount . Good Luck
 

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Thanks Guys. I am replacing my fender, and the new one is sitting on the bench. I put the fender on it's side, tapped a torox driver into the screw, and it unscrewed with no problem 8)
 
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