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Old 11-02-2007, 10:34 PM
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Today when i was changing the oil in my case for the first time since i got the bike when i was putting the drain plug back in i realized that the previous owner had just about stripped the threads you can feel when your tightening it that the threads are real think and he has a rubber o-ring on there to keep it from leaking. Do you guys think it's best if i installed a heli-coil to fix it or do they make oversized plugs that are self-threading?
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Old 11-02-2007, 10:53 PM
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A heli coil has worked for me on a couple of bikes in the past.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:10 PM
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Alright thanks, thats what i was leaning towards i've used them in my truck before because the same thing happened someone stripped the drain plug on the oil pan, but my bike doesn't leak since that o-ring is on there but you can definatly tell the threads are messed up so i should fix it sometime.

Thanks for your input!
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:15 PM
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A heli coil has worked for me on a couple of bikes in the past.
I'd do just that. Not many options, but I would rather do this then end up with a bigger bolt. Does not take much to strip the bolts on todays bikes.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:17 PM
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Today when i was changing the oil in my case for the first time since i got the bike when i was putting the drain plug back in i realized that the previous owner had just about stripped the threads you can feel when your tightening it that the threads are real think and he has a rubber o-ring on there to keep it from leaking. Do you guys think it's best if i installed a heli-coil to fix it or do they make oversized plugs that are self-threading?

Several ways to go. My favorite is the Helicoil. Great product! Fix almost any stripped threads. Takes a special tap and tool to install the insert.

Timeserts. They advertise on here ATM. Good product, needs a bigger hole than a Hellicoil. Uses standard SAE or Metric taps. I have had them come loose.

Keyserts. Similar to Timeserts, but with a key to hold them in place. I have some samples, but never used them.

All of these could be good in the right applications.

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Old 11-02-2007, 11:22 PM
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Oh yeah, they also make oversize, self stripping plugs. You can get them in the "HELP" section of your local auto parts store. I guess they work in a pinch. I wouldn't wanna run Baja with one though.

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