2004 KTM 450 EXC Lower Screen Bolt

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After 4 hours on my new bike, I am planning on completely my first oil change tonight. I have heard some absolute horror stories about removing the lower screen bolt. Does anyone have any tips on removing this bolt without stripping out the allen head? I know I need to have the engine warm and some people have said that they "shock" the nut while removing. Does this mean the give a quick and deliberate whack with a hammer on the allen wrench or socket to jar the bolt loose? Any tips would be appreciated!
 
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Lay bike on his left side,insert good fitting allenhead socket,give some good hammer blows,unscrew.(Yes warm engine helps.)
Replace bloody bolt with aftermarket 13 mm hex head bolt.
Trouble over.
Cheers,