I F%$#ed up!! Need help!
Posted December 31, 2000 - 08:23 AM
Posted December 31, 2000 - 09:37 AM
Posted December 31, 2000 - 06:47 PM
Posted December 31, 2000 - 08:49 PM
JJ - 99 WR; WR timed, stock jetting, Scotts stabalizer, Scotts triple clamps, Pro-Tapers, Terry Cable Hot start, MSR Raptor clutch lever, Moose skid plate, Works frame guards, Acerbis Pro Rally guards, Renthal MD-soft grips, Russel speed bleeders, Factory Effect graphics, YZ rear fender
Posted January 01, 2001 - 02:22 AM
Posted January 01, 2001 - 07:40 AM
Oh, and lefty loosy righty tighty is reversed when working upside down.
Posted January 01, 2001 - 09:51 AM
Acetelin (or Oxygen) uses reverse threads. There are very, very few applications where reverse threads are used in this beautiful world of ours..
'99 WZ with all YZ mods, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action, OEM YZ tank and IMS seat.
Posted January 01, 2001 - 03:34 PM
I have always looked at bolts in the view of clockwise/counterclockwise - seems less confusing than the left/right method.
Posted January 02, 2001 - 01:18 PM
Posted January 03, 2001 - 08:46 AM
Originally posted by Greg C.:
I think that I have realized my mistake. I pointed the socket towards me when I did the lefty loosey trick, therefor setting the tool to tighten. I am only going to make that mistake once! I did order a helicoil from the parts store it will be in tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
Most threads turn via the "right hand rule." There is usually a reason why a thread would be a left hand thread. The most common example is the thread where the pedals on a bicycle attach to the crank. One is left hand, the other right, so that when you pedal, they both tighten (so you can't pedal them off).
This right hand rule works well. Take your RIGHT hand, (unless there is some reason to suspect a left hand thread, then use your left), and point the thumb in the direction you want the bolt to go. Your fingers will show the direction to turn.
Tightening: If you want the bolt to go in, place your thumb on the head of the bolt (so that your thumb is pointing into the bolt). Follow your fingers to tighten.
Loosening: If you want the bolt to come out, place your side of your palm on the head of the bolt (so that your thumb is pointing away from the bolt). Follow your fingers to loosen it.