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Hey Guys,

I was taking off my rear wheel (Left if sitting on the bike) and the bolt snapped off in the nut.

I took wheel off and replaced the lug bolt in the hub but I guess I didnt pull it through enough and it stripped inside the hub. Now I cannot tighten the last bolt as it just spins.

I have 3 perfecly good bolts and thread on the hub just trying to avoid buying a new hub.

Any suggestions ? Aluminum Hub + Steel bolt = No welding ?

Thanks in advance.

JP:hmmm:
 

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I'd first try to peening the hole on the hub (that the lug stud presses into) with a ball peen hammer, or using a punch to stake the hole edges..... than attempt to press in the lug stud and hope you've rolled/pressed enough material into the hole for the stud to bite into!
 

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Another thought..... if the above "PLAN A" method doesn't work, would be "PLAN B" = which would be to put a couple small tack welds on the stud knurl and than try to press it in..... than hope and pray the hub doesn't bust/crack.

Or if all else fails..... "PLAN C" = a new hub.
 

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Plan D ? Run with 3 lug bolts and nuts ?
 

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PLAN E = Socket Drive 3/8-24 Flat Head Machine Screw from back side of hub and factory nut on front? :dunno:

PLAN F = Trade the machine off for a new one! :D

PLAN G = Light it on fire.... claim insurance & buy a (Incert What Ever You Wish Here?)
 

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How about using some alumiweld on the hub and clean out the splined part of the bolt. Try to reinsert the bolt and let cool.
 

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How about using some alumiweld on the hub and clean out the splined part of the bolt. Try to reinsert the bolt and let cool.
That looks like a great idea too! At that rate, I wonder about JB weld also.... :dunno:
 

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I'd opt for plan G :firedevil::pfeif:
 
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