Tank Insert Spinning

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  • jbird

Posted August 20, 2001 - 04:30 AM


Was hoping someone has had the same problem and had some tips for fixing. I bought the bike used and one of the shroud screws was way too tight. When I tried to take the shroud screw out bad things happend.


01 YZ426F, 99 YZ400F, 86 XR250, 76 RD400, 71
Heavily Modified Z50

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  • Shawbridge Husky

Posted August 20, 2001 - 05:11 AM


Try the Hughster fix.
a) thread long bolt into offending insery
:) heat LIGHTLY the blot head. Heat will creep down and heat the insert a bit.
c) use ski base repair candle, light it and drip around the brass insert. When melted the P-tex candle is very liquid and should flow into any crevises around the insert. This material remains somewhat plyable and is gas resistant. Hope this helps.

[This message has been edited by Hugh LePage (edited 08-20-2001).]

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