Help - stripped thread

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by bikernick, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. bikernick

    bikernick Member

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    I removed the faceplate for my air cleaner yesterday and when I re-installed it, I stripped the threads for one of the mounting studs (I know, stupid mistake). I'm contemplating one of two options - 1) try the Loctite Form-a-Thread that I read about or 2) bring it into my MOCO dealer for repair.

    Any suggestions? I've never used the Form-a thread before and I don't have a clue how much the dealer would charge to fix this.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    How about a thread repair with a helicoil or timesert?

    Please explain what thread it is that you stripped. Is it the one in the throttle body or the backing plate.

    Thread Repairs - Harley Davidson Community
     
  3. bikernick

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    The threads in the top half of the throttle body are stripped. As for the other options you mentioned - I am not familiar with them.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Check out the link I posted in the post above. It even has a video of how to use them. Otherwise let the dealer do the repair if you aren't up to it.
     
  5. bikernick

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    Thanks Glider. Checking it out now.