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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 03:44 AM     #1
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Stripped the transmission plug threads on my 2005 FXSTS and not comfortable using Helicoils. Is there another option?
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 08:21 AM     #2
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Self threading repair bolts for drain plugs, NAPA Sells them, I had occasion to use them a few times over the years.
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 08:55 AM     #3
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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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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 09:24 AM     #4
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Now ... that looks like it would work great....I thank you myself.
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 08:08 AM     #5
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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...
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 12:51 PM     #6
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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.
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 03:38 PM     #7
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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.
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 07:50 PM     #8
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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...
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Old Dec 26th, 2012, 07:55 PM     #9
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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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