Stripped Bolt on cylinder
Posted July 10, 2000 - 10:34 AM
Posted July 10, 2000 - 11:19 AM
If it is a stud, I have removed mine buy cranking a vice-grip on it and spinning it out. This has worked beautifully on the aluminum studs I stripped out on my Honda's Showa fork legs. I replaced them w/ steel studs from the hardware store, and used lockwashers to prevent overtightening the nuts (I could watch the lockwasher compress).
99 WR, all YZ mods, de-octopused, OEM YZ tank and IMS seat, jetting by Clark, got forked by Pro Action.
For clarification: WE'LL be having a KICK ASS time in Moab!! Right Mitch?!!
Posted July 10, 2000 - 11:30 AM
Posted July 10, 2000 - 06:40 PM
If you do not feel comfortable doing it yourself take the head off and take it or mail it to a reputable shop and they can professionally repair it. It is definatly fixible.
[This message has been edited by Clark Mason (edited 07-10-2000).]
Posted July 13, 2000 - 04:16 AM
I did the same thing the first time I changed to YZ timing and did my valves. It went back in but it never torqued down and I know I stripped it.
The next time I will have to change my exhaust valve shims, I just know it will stip out for good. It isn't leaking yet or coming out but I'm screwed the next time.
My only thought will be to get it re-tapped. I have stripped about 3 bolt holes so far on the aluminum parts of this bike. I am compensating with lock washers for the time being.
Dougie, '99 WR400
Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics, Renthal bars, 14/52 gearing.
[This message has been edited by Dougie (edited 07-13-2000).]
Posted July 13, 2000 - 05:07 AM