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    Stripped threads for carb bolts

    2001 1200r - Not sure how I did it but my threads are stripped where one of the carb bolts go. Lucky for me it is the top of the #3 cylinder so I have good access to it.

    Do I dare use a longer bolt to compensate for the mistake ?

    I did some research and found the details on helicoils. Is that the best way to go ? Any suggestions...Obviously this isnt an area to make another mistake.


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    Helicoils are good timeserts are better.
    Without seeing the damage I would say a timesert.

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    I did look up timeserts...It seems the helicoils are more readily available though.

    When using either I am confused how the length is determined. I have about 15mm of stripped threads and the helicoil and timeserts is only available in shorter lengths. Do you use more than one ?

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    When I bought my helicoil repair kit it came with different length inserts. I did not like how the helicoils worked you are better off going with the timeserts. The length is not that critical how long is a nut? if you bolt has to travel longer than make sure there is enough clearance behind the timesert.

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