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Title: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: The Dude on September 07, 2017, 10:41:01 pm
Just got a fresh front tire mounted today and was just about done getting it all put back together when I stripped out the bolt hole for the axle clamp.  Clymer says 24 foot pounds, and I just about there when POP.  The bolt looks fine, so the fork tube took the damage.

Has anyone else done this?  What's the best repair?  It's a large bolt with fine threads, which makes me leery of heli coils - assuming they're even made in this size.

I just hope I'm not going to have to replace a fork tube.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Jim Snyder on September 07, 2017, 11:08:42 pm
One possibility would be to get a longer allen head bolt the same thread and screw it thru and put a cap nut on the back side. 
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Rico on September 07, 2017, 11:48:49 pm
Same thing happened to mine, I'll be checking for a helicoil for it soon.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: works4me on September 08, 2017, 01:26:11 am
Under similar circumstances ( stripped threads in aluminum )
a longer bolt and a nut has worked very well.
A cap nut looks best.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Jim Snyder on September 08, 2017, 03:46:05 am
Under similar circumstances ( stripped threads in aluminum )
a longer bolt and a nut has worked very well.
A cap nut looks best.

Great minds think alike.
"One possibility would be to get a longer allen head bolt the same thread and screw it thru and put a cap nut on the back side."
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Jorge on September 08, 2017, 10:54:35 am
Dude,
If you can find a Helicoil, and you do it right, it will be stronger than original. This is because the "grip area" of the Helicoil is larger than the original bolt, and now the bolt grips on steel. Just make sure you use anti-seize since now there would be more risk of corrosion from the Helicoil.
I remember many moons ago, we were having trouble on a piece of equipment that was stripping out threads, all the locations of the size (required to be small due to space constraints) had Hellicoils installed, and troubles went away.
Having said that, a longer bolt and nut would also work.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Herbie on September 08, 2017, 02:00:05 pm
One possibility would be to get a longer allen head bolt the same thread and screw it thru and put a cap nut on the back side.

This is what I did

I had the exact thing happen on my 03 C10 when installing the front tire. I went to my local Fastenal store and took the bolt with me and told them I needed  two of the same bolt just a little longer and a couple of nuts, they didn't have the bolt I needed in stock but ordered it in and I had it the next day. I replaced both sides so it would look the same. I installed both bolts, put a little blue loctite on the threads, installed the nuts and all was good. total cost was about $5 but I already had the blue loctite, that would be extra if you have to buy that too.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: KellyfromVA on September 08, 2017, 10:05:31 pm
Helicoils are okay, but given this is aluminum, you may want to consider using a timesert: https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=time+sert&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=3482249406&hvqmt=p&hvbmt=bp&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_jyl8ka3y1_p (https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=time+sert&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=3482249406&hvqmt=p&hvbmt=bp&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_jyl8ka3y1_p)

Good luck!
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 08, 2017, 11:22:47 pm
Under similar circumstances ( stripped threads in aluminum )
a longer bolt and a nut has worked very well.
A cap nut looks best.

Great minds think alike.
"One possibility would be to get a longer allen head bolt the same thread and screw it thru and put a cap nut on the back side."

Not trying to pee in anyones Wheeties.. but putting a longer bolt, into a threaded and somewhat stripped hole, then adding nuts to the threaded end of that same bolt, doesn't accomplish squat... you are now tightening a nut, against already compromised aluminum threads, pulling the bolt out of the compromised threads from the backside...
Use a helicoil.
Done deal...
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: GeorgeRYoung on September 09, 2017, 01:30:47 am
If it was mine, I'd drill through to kill the questionable threads and make it a clearance hole for the bolt.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: connie_rider on September 09, 2017, 01:46:23 am
Took me a minute to understand what MOB meant.
   He's right; mostly;
ie; If you tighten the nut, your pulling against the semi stripped threads and accomplish nothing..
But; it will work; if you snug and hold the nut, and then tighten the bolt..

If you opt for a thread insert, {like KellyfromVA}, I stopped using helicoils and now use Timeserts.
              {Mucho improvement over a Helicoil}
              Once installed, the bolt can be installed easily.

But, they ain't cheap!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: VTconnie on September 10, 2017, 12:38:38 am
Took me a minute to understand what MOB meant.
   He's right; mostly;
ie; If you tighten the nut, your pulling against the semi stripped threads and accomplish nothing..
But; it will work; if you snug and hold the nut, and then tighten the bolt..

If you opt for a thread insert, {like KellyfromVA}, I stopped using helicoils and now use Timeserts.
              {Mucho improvement over a Helicoil}
              Once installed, the bolt can be installed easily.

But, they ain't cheap!

Ride safe, Ted

Not cheap, but the fork area is not an area to skimp. I don't see the issue with the longer bolt and nut setup, maybe hone the threads out of the hole with a drill, and install the longer bolt?
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 10, 2017, 01:23:58 am
Don't do stupid things like drilling the hole out... that's rediculous....
 :-[ ::) :-[ ::)

Just go to autozone, or any other parts place, and buy a thread insert kit... they list the drill bit needed on the package.. then hit Lowes for the bit...
Man, this gets more and more like pulling teeth for people to comprehend a simple fix....

Here
https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/fix-a-thred-assorted-metric-thread-repair-inserts-25000/9020054-p?c3ch=PLA&c3nid=9020054-P&c3apidt=25063712488&gclid=CjwKCAjwos7NBRAWEiwAypNCe2-MZlP_zepW5zRc4LWYnVb-rssySPbIAQD9QV9cIeuPzI1kM8GCVBoCmOUQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Or,.drill the hole out, and put a nut on a thru bolt.. and when you sell the bike off, we get to deal with the new owner asking "wth ????"

 :-[ ::)

Some folks should never work on bikes.. I learn this more and more every day.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Bob H on September 10, 2017, 01:35:38 am
This is taking on some of the characteristics of a typical oil thread!
MY opinion is the only one, all others have no merit.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: The Dude on September 10, 2017, 06:03:56 am
I'll try the thread insert.  Thanks to all for the input.  All except MOB, that is ("Some folks should never work on bikes.. I learn this more and more every day.")

MOB - if you don't like answering people's questions and helping the lesser experienced of us here, feel free to keep your opinions to yourself.  There are friendlier, less insulting members that will help us out.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Grant on September 10, 2017, 06:38:46 am
Dude,
If you can find a Helicoil, and you do it right, it will be stronger than original. This is because the "grip area" of the Helicoil is larger than the original bolt, and now the bolt grips on steel. Just make sure you use anti-seize since now there would be more risk of corrosion from the Helicoil.
I remember many moons ago, we were having trouble on a piece of equipment that was stripping out threads, all the locations of the size (required to be small due to space constraints) had Hellicoils installed, and troubles went away.
Having said that, a longer bolt and nut would also work.
^^^ This^^^  Even in cast iron a Helicoil will be stronger than the original threads we're, it's much like using a bigger bolt. We would often drill out perfectly good treads to install Helicoils when preparing a race block.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Ranger Jim on September 10, 2017, 12:03:03 pm

MOB - if you don't like answering people's questions and helping the lesser experienced of us here, feel free to keep your opinions to yourself.  There are friendlier, less insulting members that will help us out.
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It's not that he doesn't like answering people's questions, it's when less experienced people start arguing with his answers and questioning his process.  Beside, Dude, nowhere in his comments did he mention YOU.   :-[
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Grant on September 10, 2017, 02:17:14 pm
Helicoils are okay, but given this is aluminum, you may want to consider using a timesert: https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=time+sert&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=3482249406&hvqmt=p&hvbmt=bp&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_jyl8ka3y1_p (https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=time+sert&tag=mh0b-20&index=aps&hvadid=3482249406&hvqmt=p&hvbmt=bp&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_jyl8ka3y1_p)

Good luck!
I have used these as well as Helicoils and they are great however they require a slightly larger hole than the Helicoil. The reason I bring up needing a slightly larger hole is the small area in the end of the fork tube and the holes proximity to other critical drilling's. The Timesert may or may not be a better choice based on this consideration.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 10, 2017, 07:09:27 pm
I'll try the thread insert.  Thanks to all for the input.  All except MOB, that is ("Some folks should never work on bikes.. I learn this more and more every day.")

MOB - if you don't like answering people's questions and helping the lesser experienced of us here, feel free to keep your opinions to yourself.  There are friendlier, less insulting members that will help us out.

My comment that irritated you was directed towards people saying use a nut on a longer bolt, or drilling out the existing threads, and using a bolt and nut.
It was NOT aimed at you.
You came here, and said what happened...
Then, you asked what is the BEST repair advice....
I gave, in my opinion, the best advice... if you don't like it, don't do it....  do what you please.

Anyone that would argue about something less than a properly installed thread insert, in my opinion again, is giving bandaid advice, not repair advice.

Realistically, who would you be more likely to pay for this repair...
A person that drills an oversize hole, slaps in a long bolt and nut....
Or someone that drills and taps, and installs a threaded insert, so you can safely use the correct bolt....?

I'm sure given enough time, someone will mention using JB Weld as a repair...   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Best of luck, and ride safe.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: VTconnie on September 10, 2017, 11:29:18 pm
Whatever, it's not me trying to cob my fork back together. No $hit you can just install a time-sert, but that is it's own process and maybe this person wants to get their bike down the road. And installing a time-sert involves drilling the hole out wider anyway, including both pieces of the clamp. Strong threads, but weakens the material on the other part of the axle clamp.

Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 11, 2017, 03:13:57 am
No need to drill both halves of the clamping section.
With the fork removed, or even just the wheel, the lower tube can be rotated and the correct hole can be drilled from front, into the section the insert goes into.
You can install the helicoil facing forward from the rear into the freshly tapped hole (helicoil taps are bottoming taps, so it will fully tap witout needing to modify the front half to clear) and then break off the tab from the rear, using a pin punch.. done deal.
The inserts I noted in my thread, with a link, are very low cost, I've used timeserts, and also keenserts, when the company is footing the bill, because both those systems are very expensive comparing to a simple helicoil.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: GeorgeRYoung on September 11, 2017, 12:31:07 pm
(In the interests of sport ;D)

If you look at the top triple clamp, you will see that the pinch bolts on either side are through bolts with a nut on the far end. If this practice is unacceptable to some, I guess you could thread the back half of the current clearance hole and stuff in a helicoil.

The lower triple clamp situation is more complex. The post '93 version is threaded for a bolt, but the pre-'94 ones use a through bolt and nut to pinch the tubes. So  it would appear even Ma Kawasaki vacillates.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: connie_rider on September 11, 2017, 12:53:03 pm
No need to drill both halves of the clamping section.
With the fork removed, or even just the wheel, the lower tube can be rotated and the correct hole can be drilled from front, into the section the insert goes into.
You can install the helicoil facing forward from the rear into the freshly tapped hole (helicoil taps are bottoming taps, so it will fully tap without needing to modify the front half to clear) and then break off the tab from the rear, using a pin punch.. done deal.
The inserts I noted in my thread, with a link, are very low cost, I've used timeserts, and also keenserts, when the company is footing the bill, because both those systems are very expensive comparing to a simple helicoil.

Again: MOB is correct.
         Work only on the threaded side.
          Don't modify the unthreaded side in any way..

PS: Please don't tell anyone, I agreed with him again...    :-[

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Bob H on September 11, 2017, 05:02:19 pm
It's not necessarily strength or stiffness that drives the decision to use threads directly in the material or a thru hole with a nut.  Both are legitimate designs, driven by other factors such as cost, available space, parts count reduction,  etc.  Changing from one to the other does not (always) compromise the integrity of the joint, and you will find both within the same machine.  In this case, it really would look bad particularly compared to the other side. 

I always dislike it when I find a PO has done a repair by non-standard methods, even though I've done it myself occasionally when I'm feeling cheap, quick, and dirty! :)
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: JimBob on September 11, 2017, 07:17:19 pm
Please, O Great and Wondroud MoB, why is is so bad to drill through to put a nut on the back side?
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: VTconnie on September 11, 2017, 07:41:54 pm
Don't do stupid things like drilling the hole out... that's rediculous....
 :-[ ::) :-[ ::)

But do install a thread insert kit, first drilling the hole out..
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 12, 2017, 03:19:24 am
Don't do stupid things like drilling the hole out... that's rediculous....
 :-[ ::) :-[ ::)

But do install a thread insert kit, first drilling the hole out..

First off, buying the thread insert kit, and knowing the bit size..... but I can't tell from your post what you meant.... ::)


Ok, lll bite.... what size... 3/8", maybe 7/16"... are you just throwing gas on a fire, or trying to be so what helpful?

I can't decide.....

I guess my origjnal statement that got the Duder upset does apply.


The Dude abides.



I used to get paid by COG to do this tech crap... and regardless of how much they paid me, I gave info on a level that was concise, and proper..
Now I don't get that big paycheck from COG.. soo if it appears I'm a bit trite, I really don't. Hoot..

COG earnings from tech....... $0.00

Expenses out of my wallet for phone bills, perssonal time, fixing bikes at rallies, and other such nonsense...

Don't ask,
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: VTconnie on September 12, 2017, 03:35:54 pm
So you won't do something well, if you arn't getting paid enough..
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 12, 2017, 08:01:18 pm
COG is always looking for tech guru's, I suggest you volunteeeeer...

And don't dis what you have never done.... :-X

Over and out.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Thud300 on September 12, 2017, 11:10:55 pm
I'm sure given enough time, someone will mention using JB Weld as a repair...   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Dammit, you beat me to it  :D

When I did my front tire, going to 24 ft/lb felt like it was going to be strip city, so I settled for gutenteit with a dab of blue loctite.

My .02, if it were supposed to be a through hole, Ma Kaw would have made it that way, and there's a good reason it's not.
However, on my Voyager, it is a through hole with nut and washer, by design. But that's a Voyager, not a Concours, so...

I'll be sittin on the fence over here  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Stasch on September 13, 2017, 10:55:49 am
Quote
I always dislike it when I find a PO has done a repair by non-standard methods

+1,000
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Herbie on September 13, 2017, 04:22:44 pm
You guys crack me up, well as I see it you have two options for a REPAIR. First would be to put a thread insert into the hole ie timesert or helicoil which mamma kaw didn't have in it from the factory or a longer bolt and nut which mamma kaw didn't have in it from the factory at least not in the connie. So neither of these options will work to suit those who want to keep it original. So your only real choice for the purist is to replace the forks with a good used set. There that was pretty easy!  :nananana:

All kidding aside, the only real difference between the two repairs is cosmetic. If you don't like the nut showing then put a thread insert into it. Both repairs will accomplish what was intended, which is to pinch the bottom of the fork tube against the axle.

Some like their peanut butter crunchy and some like it smoooooth, we are all different, some a little more than others  :))
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: The Dude on September 13, 2017, 06:46:01 pm
No need to drill both halves of the clamping section.
With the fork removed, or even just the wheel, the lower tube can be rotated and the correct hole can be drilled from front, into the section the insert goes into.
You can install the helicoil facing forward from the rear into the freshly tapped hole (helicoil taps are bottoming taps, so it will fully tap witout needing to modify the front half to clear) and then break off the tab from the rear, using a pin punch.. done deal.
The inserts I noted in my thread, with a link, are very low cost, I've used timeserts, and also keenserts, when the company is footing the bill, because both those systems are very expensive comparing to a simple helicoil.

This is great information, especially removing the wheel to twist the tube around.  Thank you, MOB.  And just to be sure I understand correctly: drill from the front*, tap from the rear, and helicoil inserted from the rear so that the tab is somewhere in the middle of the rear half before being broken off. 

(*) The front, non-threaded hole measures 13/32" with my calipers, which is the same size of the drill bit to be used with the helicoil.  Since I won't be using a drill press, is there anything I can do to prevent marring up that front hole a little bit?

My Autozone had every size of Helicoil kit EXCEPT M10x1.25.  Go figure.  E-bay to the rescue.  I should be ridin' or cryin' by Saturday afternoon.

As for the option of boring out the hole and using a nut on the backside;  if I had to ride it right away, I wouldn't hesitate to go that route knowing I could replace the lower tube eventually.  But I have other modes of transportation, and I've got the time to do it right.

Dude out.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: m in sc on September 13, 2017, 07:22:26 pm
helicoil is fine on aluminum, ive done tons of edelbrock intakes... lol.  as said, either method is fine.

2 points to consider:

helicoil kits aren't super cheap per-say.
the bolt thru the hole is actually stronger, but you have the cosmetic compromise, and you should drill the bad threaded section out to MOBs point IF you go this way.

Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 13, 2017, 08:20:14 pm
No need to drill both halves of the clamping section.
With the fork removed, or even just the wheel, the lower tube can be rotated and the correct hole can be drilled from front, into the section the insert goes into.
You can install the helicoil facing forward from the rear into the freshly tapped hole (helicoil taps are bottoming taps, so it will fully tap witout needing to modify the front half to clear) and then break off the tab from the rear, using a pin punch.. done deal.
The inserts I noted in my thread, with a link, are very low cost, I've used timeserts, and also keenserts, when the company is footing the bill, because both those systems are very expensive comparing to a simple helicoil.

This is great information, especially removing the wheel to twist the tube around.  Thank you, MOB.  And just to be sure I understand correctly: drill from the front*, tap from the rear, and helicoil inserted from the rear so that the tab is somewhere in the middle of the rear half before being broken off. 

(*) The front, non-threaded hole measures 13/32" with my calipers, which is the same size of the drill bit to be used with the helicoil.  Since I won't be using a drill press, is there anything I can do to prevent marring up that front hole a little bit?

My Autozone had every size of Helicoil kit EXCEPT M10x1.25.  Go figure.  E-bay to the rescue.  I should be ridin' or cryin' by Saturday afternoon.

As for the option of boring out the hole and using a nut on the backside;  if I had to ride it right away, I wouldn't hesitate to go that route knowing I could replace the lower tube eventually.  But I have other modes of transportation, and I've got the time to do it right.

Dude out.

I'm sorry, I may have been a bit confusing in my explanation of the drill and tap thing...
When I say spin the fork tube, and machine from the front, I actually meen to do all the drilling and tapping on the rear of that fork tube, when its spun around and facing forwards, just for simplicity, and accessability...
And yes also to the insertion of that insert, screw it in from the backside, with the "tang" that gets snapped off, facing the middle of the forks
The insertion tool in that kit should work fine, I think it can be installed in the manner I'm saying, and still be able to break off the tang,  when these insertss are installed, they are kinda directional, as they are "sprung" out a bit, and during the install, the twisting compresses the threads to fit the tap surfaces.. you will see this when you actually have the parts in hand. Best of luck, and I sincerely wish you success on this repair, sorry things got so disjointed, stuff happens man, we all can learn from it tho, that's the good part...
 :great:

Oh, that multi size insert kit I linked in my post has 3 of the sizes most needed, I'll stop at my store and see if they have it on the shelf, I was certain they did last time I was in there looking for some coil thread repair kits..   $7 seemed a no brainer for me...

Semper Fi
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: connie_rider on September 14, 2017, 02:06:20 pm
(*) The front, non-threaded hole measures 13/32" with my calipers, which is the same size of the drill bit to be used with the helicoil.  Since I won't be using a drill press, is there anything I can do to prevent marring up that front hole a little bit?

Dude, you have to do the install as MOB said. {From the side opposite the unthreaded hole)
Because; If the heli-coill drill bit is the same size as the non threaded hole, The heli-coil Tap is bigger than the hole...

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: JimBob on September 14, 2017, 04:20:04 pm
Don't do stupid things like drilling the hole out... that's rediculous....
 :-[ ::) :-[ ::)

But do install a thread insert kit, first drilling the hole out..

First off, buying the thread insert kit, and knowing the bit size..... but I can't tell from your post what you meant.... ::)


Ok, lll bite.... what size... 3/8", maybe 7/16"... are you just throwing gas on a fire, or trying to be so what helpful?

I can't decide.....

I guess my origjnal statement that got the Duder upset does apply.


The Dude abides.



I used to get paid by COG to do this tech crap... and regardless of how much they paid me, I gave info on a level that was concise, and proper..
Now I don't get that big paycheck from COG.. soo if it appears I'm a bit trite, I really don't. Hoot..

COG earnings from tech....... $0.00

Expenses out of my wallet for phone bills, perssonal time, fixing bikes at rallies, and other such nonsense...

Don't ask,






Well if it's all so frustrating to you, maybe you should do something else.




BTW, you haven't answered my or the question here, about drilling out the hole. You're responses are rather inconsistent.



Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Zorlac on September 14, 2017, 07:28:35 pm
Quote
I always dislike it when I find a PO has done a repair by non-standard methods

+1,000
You shoulda crawled under the 15yr old Toyota minivan I traded in a few years back.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

You mean like this (http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-c10-zg1000-general-chat-and-tech/there-i-fixed-it!/msg610721/#msg610721)?
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: The Dude on September 16, 2017, 06:39:59 am
Well, the helicoil kit came in a day early, and I am happy to report that everything went smoothly following MOB's clarified instructions.  I believe what one or two others said here about the repaired hole being stronger than the original - the original bolt is a snug fit in that helicoil.  Thanks to all.
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: connie_rider on September 16, 2017, 01:39:50 pm
That MOB is a hellofaguy.
Gives us lots of helpful information...
Grumpy sometimes, but still a hellofaguy!

{Pleased don't tell him I sed somethin' nice about him}    :nananana:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 16, 2017, 06:34:20 pm
Well, the helicoil kit came in a day early, and I am happy to report that everything went smoothly following MOB's clarified instructions.  I believe what one or two others said here about the repaired hole being stronger than the original - the original bolt is a snug fit in that helicoil.  Thanks to all.

 :great: :great:

Thank you for reporting back of your success, I do apreciate that.
I've always tried to give the simpleist, and most viable options to folks that need to do a job they never did before, and as old and grumpy as I am, its sometimes misconstrued..
And again, sorry we got off on the wrong foot on this.

Having done these repairs many times over, and in the learning process had "failures" based on my inexperience, or lack of faith in someone elses directions, I can say we never stop learning procedures that work...

Glad it all worked out
 :beerchug:

Oh, BTW, Ted was the one that suggested JB Weld... he uses it on everything... :nananana:

Just kidding... :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: connie_rider on September 16, 2017, 10:34:11 pm
Actually,,, I prefer bailing wire and Duc tape...

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Grant on September 17, 2017, 04:10:53 am
Actually,,, I prefer bailing wire and Duc tape...

Ride safe, Ted
If the girls don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on September 17, 2017, 06:00:39 am
Actually,,, I prefer bailing wire and Duc tape...

Ride safe, Ted
If the girls don't find you handsome they should at least find you handy  :rotflmao:


A,ll I can say is duct tape rules. :))
Title: Re: Front axle clamp bolt hole is stripped
Post by: Jim on September 19, 2017, 10:36:23 am
David,
When this spirited discussion(?) is all done, you probably should verify your torque wrench is accurate just to be on the safe side.