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softy Feb 15th, 2012 03:44 AM

Stripped Threads
 
Stripped the transmission plug threads on my 2005 FXSTS and not comfortable using Helicoils. Is there another option?

rhino 2 Feb 15th, 2012 08:21 AM

Re: Stripped Threads
 
Self threading repair bolts for drain plugs, NAPA Sells them, I had occasion to use them a few times over the years.

TripleJ Feb 15th, 2012 08:55 AM

Re: Stripped Threads
 
Although not cheap, I have found the best way to permanently repair stripped threads is with the use of a Timesert.

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mat 60 Feb 15th, 2012 09:24 AM

Re: Stripped Threads
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TripleJ (Post 443704)

Now ... that looks like it would work great....I thank you myself.:)

gungatim Feb 16th, 2012 08:08 AM

Re: Stripped Threads
 
When you get it fixed, see if you can find a 2-piece drain plug. You screw the large one in, and a smaller one fits in the large one. You pull the small one everytime to drain, leaving the large one in. it will never strip again...

Midnight Reign Feb 16th, 2012 12:51 PM

Re: Stripped Threads
 
looks like a pretty good product I might have to give it a try .... been usin something similar called thread-serts, I like the counter bore with the time sert system though and yu dont stake them in place, I like that.

Old Mike Feb 16th, 2012 03:38 PM

Re: Stripped Threads
 
I like Keenserts, they are much better than heli-coils in my opinion. You can get them at a good machine tool supply house. They are easy to install, permanent, and just about bullet proof.

Jack Klarich Feb 16th, 2012 07:50 PM

Re: Stripped Threads
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gungatim (Post 443874)
When you get it fixed, see if you can find a 2-piece drain plug. You screw the large one in, and a smaller one fits in the large one. You pull the small one everytime to drain, leaving the large one in. it will never strip again...

Piggy back drain plugs Buy Dorman - Autograde Oil Drain Plugs, Type - Piggyback, Thread Size - 1/2"-1.25 S.O, Under-Head Length - 13 mm, Head Style - Hex, Head Size - 3/4" 090-086 at Advance Auto Parts

rking_99 Dec 26th, 2012 07:55 PM

Re: Stripped Threads
 
1999 Road King Classic, last oil changed stripped the threads. Now that we have snow on the ground, I can fix the problem that I caused. I will be doing the time sert. Can a member tell me the kit number I would need? Also, oil pan on the bike or remove from the bike? As always, appreciate all the members help on the 4M. Thanks.


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