I hate old bikes!


43 replies to this topic
  • KAS

Posted February 28, 2008 - 07:34 AM

#41

I would helicoil every single hole you can get to when the cylinder is off. My buddy had a XR500R a few years back and when he had the motor out to the Honda shop they told him he had a couple bad holes and they recommended on a bike that old doing em all so that it would not be a problem in the future. It saved him a lot of heartache.



Bingo!

I had an '84 XR500, the same thing happened. I took it apart, said piss on it and had EVERYTHING helicoiled.

  • martinfan30

Posted February 28, 2008 - 08:54 AM

#42

Time-serts are the way to go, forget helicoils.

http://www.timesert.com/

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  • slepe67

Posted February 29, 2008 - 07:15 PM

#43

Time-serts are the way to go, forget helicoils.

http://www.timesert.com/


amen!
just don't forget the anti-sieze and loctite! (lesson learned) AND DON'T TORQUE THAT THING DOWN SO HARD!!! (lesson learned again):smirk:

  • cleonard

Posted February 29, 2008 - 10:23 PM

#44

Time-serts are the way to go, forget helicoils.

http://www.timesert.com/


I'd love to use them, but the price barrier to entry has kept me using helicoil type inserts.

Spark plug kit $400 !!!!

6mm kit $70





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