How Do I Remove a Broken Honda ATV Cylinder Bolt?

It’s every ATV mechanic’s nightmare: a stubborn bolt that won’t come out and then breaks off, turning a short repair job into an incredibly long repair job!  

Partzilla’s Honda ATV expert John Talley hosts live Q&A sessions on our YouTube channel every Friday at 3pm Eastern. In this session, John was asked for his advice on how to remove a broken cylinder bolt from a 2003 Honda Rancher 350. 

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Broken Honda Rancher 350 Cylinder Bolt Q&A

I have an 03 Honda Rancher 350 and the long 10mm bolt that holds one side of the cylinder broke off flush. Any tips to get it out?

John Talley: Yeah, I do. It's from a different part of the engine, but we just published a video on our YouTube channel in which I snapped off a head stud on our 2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R, and the process I had to go through to try to get it out. I ended up having to drill it out and then Time Sert it, so I would bet that same procedure would apply to your particular situation. It’s not a lot of fun to do, so take your time, maybe follow my example and I can guide you through it. Isn’t that aggravating? Every project is just one broken bolt, or I should say every three-hour project is just one broken bolt from turning into three days. It happens to us all eventually when we work on these things long enough. 

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