Stripped Threads

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by softy, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. softy

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

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    mat 60 Senior Member

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  5. gungatim

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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...
     
  6. Midnight Reign

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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.
     
  7. Old Mike

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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.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

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    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.