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Hello!

I was putting the bike back together today and stripped one of the threads on the cylinder head cover. What would you recommend? Should I leave it or use a tap to rethread?
Best,
Neal

    

2Back to top Go down   cylinder head cover - thread Empty Re: cylinder head cover - thread Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:43 am

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I assume that you are talking about the valve cover.

Even if there is no oil pressure in the valve cover, I would try to fix the thread. You don’t want to see your cover starting to warp and leak.

Because of the specificity of the bolts, you have to keep the same diameter thread unless you want to have somebody machining a screw for you.

A good product to repair stripped thread is the helicoil. This is not cheap, but it works well.
http://www.roadstarmagazine.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=233

Here is a place where you can order them:

http://www.ar-sheldon.com/acatalog/Helicoil_Metric_thread_repairkits_Kits.html#a5403_2d8

    

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Thank you for your reply!
Cheers,
Neal

    

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