big sucker install issue

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by scibby, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. scibby

    scibby New Member

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    well, I just installed the big sucker- while installing one of the three air cleaner mounting studs it stripped out the threads in the throttle body. the other 2 mounting studs are secure and tight, but that one stud is lose. at this time I completed the install anyway and the filter seems to be on tight, im gonna do some riding and hopefully I won't have any issues, but if I do i'll buy a thread repair kit. anyone experience this or have any thoughts?
     
  2. ooheritage

    ooheritage Active Member

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    can you not drill and tap to the next size larger?
     
  3. silentflyer

    silentflyer Active Member

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    Considering the cost of the part I might think about having a machine shop do the Heli-Coil.... screw up would be BIG $$$ from the MOCO parts bin....
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Can you put a NUT behind the striped out and reattach spacer?
    (using a longer 1/4x20 inserted into spacer end to reach thru to the NUT) ? OR is it in a bottomed out spot....
    I had to modify my carb on dyna for the same problem

    OPTIONS YOU CAN MAKE IT A STUD the long threaded tube-spacer : the threaded 1/4x20 end will remove.... You'll probable ruin the threads but i put mine in a vice got it out (quick).... toss it away..... then tapped a 5/16 STUD into carb for that extension .... worked fine for me..BUT,i think i found a 5/16 into 1/4 stud ... either way it will work.
    IF NOT finding a 1/4 to 5/16 stud.... tap out spacer end from 1/4x20 to 5/16x18 to match the NEW STUD stud... careful thin ice...

    signed....bubbie