2005 WR450 worn chain slider hole on swingarm
Posted October 10, 2010 - 09:49 AM
The bolt simply goes in and out without even screwing in/out.
I have tried to use different bolts on it but the same happens and if I try to use a slightly larger bolt it does not fit (obvious).
What should I do? Suggestions?
Posted October 10, 2010 - 12:23 PM
Had to do this recently to my own bike because the thread was stripped out after a ride.
Also use some thread lock, medium strength to hold it in place so it doesn't come out.
Posted October 10, 2010 - 11:09 PM
What tools do I use to retap the hole??
What type of screw do I do use after? I am asking because the original one seems to have a larger flat diameter just after the thread (that goes inside the swingarm) and I presume it is like this to make sure the hole is sealed after the screw is screwed in.
I know these might be stupid questions and the answers might be obvious but seriously I do not want to mess anything up (rather be safe than sorry).
Posted October 12, 2010 - 10:32 AM
I recently had to do the same as RichFZR-WR to my own bike.
You will need a (6mm x 1.0mm) one of these:
Also one of these to turn the tap:
You can do it using a small adjustable spanner, but I wouldn't recommend it to you since this will be the first time you have tried it. Get hold of a proper tap wrench like the one pictured above.
.... and something to lubricate the hole as you tap the thread, even grease will do the job.
I used a standard (nickel plated) 6 x 1.0 bolt with a washer underneath, along with Loctite.
Look on Youtube for a video on "tapping a thread" for instructions on how to do it. It's dead easy really.