Stripped frame repair

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Vital MX member pastmyprime214
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8/12/2017 12:07 AM

I had an awesome thing happen today. As I was putting the subframe on to the frame, the bolt on the shifter side completely pulled out the threads. Now I can't torque it down to spec and not sure what to do. Researched putting in a time sert but they're expensive as hell.

Anyone have any other ideas that I can use to repair this?


Vital MX member Dusin791
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8/12/2017 1:01 AM

Re tap it


Vital MX member Acidreamer
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8/12/2017 5:10 AM

Re tap for a bigger bolt or use a nut on the other side.

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Vital MX member skypig
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8/15/2017 12:36 AM

I used a timesert to fix a vintage Suzuki RM fork. Worked great, but I had to buy a kit, then another packet of the longer inserts. $$$. Still the cheapest and best fix for that situation.

What about a helicoil?
Cheap kits on eBay.

Research indicates Helicoils are actually stronger than both, the original threads in alloy, and timeserts. But timeserts are designed to be better for things which come apart regularly, like sump plugs.

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8/15/2017 1:28 AM

Use a helicoil or recoil kit.

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