Stripped my "main" oil drain bolt... or crankcase?
Posted May 22, 2007 - 12:08 PM
I have not pulled the bolt out to inspect yet b/c this all occurred late last night, but what are the chances that I've actually stripped the female (crankcase) side threads and not just the bolt itself? If so, what type of recourse do I have to resolve this. Can you "re-tap" your crankcase?
I'm worried now (sitting here at work), please give me a holler if you guys have any ideas/experience with this. Thanks.
Posted May 22, 2007 - 12:20 PM
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Posted May 28, 2007 - 08:29 PM
hope that it turned out well!
Posted May 29, 2007 - 08:32 PM
I had just finished doing my usual pre-riding inspection, maintanence....
Then came that #12 ol drain bolt at rear of engine....
Did what you did, twisted a ***** hair to hard lol.
Layed the bike the bike on it's side and re-tapped the hole the same size as the exsiting hole. I still use the same bolt!
No problem after 400 km.
Also if you drill a 1/32 hole in the bolt head, u can then use some stainless wire and tie off the bolt to your frame. then she will never come off.
Posted June 01, 2007 - 12:56 AM