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Stripped threads!!!

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How Bad is it if you over-torque the 2 screws that hold the front wheel axle to the Fork tube flanges.

I was using an old needle type torque wrench trying to get the 20 ft-lb recommneded in the manual...but I think I overdid it.

What's the contingency if I stripped the threads on these?

http://shop.thumpertalk.com/oem.asp?partcategory=556233&manufacturer=6&category=3&year=2007&model=12915 --> bolt #52

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If you have stripped the threads they can be easily repaired

with either the heli-coil or time-sert thread repair systems.

The time-sert is the prefered option.

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I'm pretty sure they should be tightened to 20 Nm not 20 ft/lb quite a significant difference in torque

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Right. The spec is 23Nm or 17 ft/lb.

You will have to have these bolt holes Heli-Coiled, or red-neck it by drilling them through and using longer bolts with nuts on them. They're important.

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Could you just tap it one size up to use a bolt one mm thicker?
Doing that tends to weaken the clamping area of the lug. It's best to stay with a Heli-Coil, and insert it from the threaded side so the top side is not drilled larger.

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