Thread: Stripped threads for carb bolts
05-29-2007, 07:48 PM #1
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.
05-29-2007, 08:49 PM #2
Helicoils are good timeserts are better.
Without seeing the damage I would say a timesert.
05-30-2007, 06:17 AM #3
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 ?
05-30-2007, 08:36 AM #4
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.
05-30-2007, 08:44 AM #5
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