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I replaced my battery in my '12 Goldwing.

When it came to replacing the bracket that holds the battery in place, I tried for hours to start the threads to tighten.
As you probably know, the top of the bracket with the bolt hole is out of sight and under the lip of the seat....#$%^ Thanks Honda.

Well today, I remove the battery again to get a better look.
Then I noticed the bolt snap off......oh no!

What's my next option ?

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I'm gonna assume it is broke because it was cross threaded. If there is anything to grip with Vise-Grips, certainly try those. But the bolt will probably need cut off, drilled out, and a new set of threads installed. The best repair for that would be TimeSerts.

As you've discovered, on 2012-17s 5th gens, the seat should come off first when removing the battery.

https://www.timesert.com
 

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Duct tape n bugee cord .!
 
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Duct tape n bugee cord .!
I thought about duck tape but these no place to adhere it to.
I did find a small bungee cord just in case until I figure something out.

As tight as that battery fits, there's no way it's coming out anyway.
 

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I'm gonna assume it is broke because it was cross threaded. If there is anything to grip with Vise-Grips, certainly try those. But the bolt will probably need cut off, drilled out, and a new set of threads installed. The best repair for that would be TimeSerts.

As you've discovered, on 2012-17s 5th gens, the seat should come off first when removing the battery.

https://www.timesert.com
Agree with grinding it flat, center punching it very correctly, drilling it out and retreading it. Oh and get a new bolt too.
 

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I'm gonna assume it is broke because it was cross threaded. If there is anything to grip with Vise-Grips, certainly try those. But the bolt will probably need cut off, drilled out, and a new set of threads installed. The best repair for that would be TimeSerts.

As you've discovered, on 2012-17s 5th gens, the seat should come off first when removing the battery.

https://www.timesert.com

Seat does not have to come all the way off. Remove the four bolts and lift it enough to get the socket on.
 

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Great ideas ... why not get longer cables and duck-tape the battery to the back seat.
 
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