Originally Posted by YoungRatRod
hey I have the same stem, but it seems like that bolt was sheared off or broken in some way, is there anyother way to get the stem off? hacksaw?
if the bolt was sheared off, you can use a punch or an old screwdriver, stick it in the hole and whack it down with a hammer. then the stem should come out. if it's rusty, pour some oil into the hole first.
DO NOT ride the bike if the top of your stem bolt is sheared off. one good bump and it could dislodge the wedge, and your bars will come loose, you won't be able to turn, and you'll crash.