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Installing SV650 Chainguard
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Installing an OEM Bandit 400 rear hugger
Installing a Bandit 400 rear wheel
Installing a GSXR rear wheel-simple swap
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"The Mystical Art of Tire Reading" and other tire info
General tire info for the GS #1
General tire info for the GS #2
General tire info for the GS #3 - mixing brands/types
gsJack's opinion on tires for the GS
Gearing and sprockets
Slip-on mufflers
Slip-on exhaust : using stock SV650 muffler
Installing an R6 tail
Installing GSX-R600 stock rearsets
Installing CBR600 stock rearsets
Replacing stock front pegs with CBR pegs
Replacing stock front pegs with Katana pegs
Why re-jet a stock US bike
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Jetting for 2001 models
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Enough people have overtightened them, if you're one of them read on...

The stud unscrews from the case just like a bolt.
If there is enough thread left on the stud, you can take 2 nuts and put them on the end. Then tighten the nuts against each other and use a wrench on the bottom nut to remove the stud.

Next option is use vise grips on the stud that sticks out of the case.
You can take a vice grip and unscrew the broken stud. Then get a 6mm X 1.00 bolt to replace that stud. You can also replace the stud with same to match.

If necessary you can also try cutting a slot in the end with a hacksaw and use a screwdriver to remove stud and replace with bolt as above.

If it is broken off too far down for any of these options, then you will need to drill a hole in the stud. Then use an EZ-out. You can get one at any automotive or hardware store.  The studs are not hardened steel, so they can be drilled. Use a center punch to mark the center. Then the drill won't wander off to the side.