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Old 09-11-2011, 01:21 PM
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Hey guys, bike is at the shop having the thread fixed that went bad about a month ago, but the mechanic is having a hell of a time with it which is making me a nervous wreck. I was just wondering what the part would be that I'd have to buy if he can't fix the thread. I know it won't be cheap, but I won't have a choice. Thanks
 
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:23 PM
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The thread that went bad was a spark plug btw
 
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First off an auto part store sells re-tap/screw-thread cleaners for sparkplugs.
If it is totally messed up, Helicoil is your answer. They make threaded inserts
that you install with a special reamer/installation tool that comes in the kit.

If your mechanic is having a lot of difficulty repairing a spark-plug thread,
I'd be a little nervous too. This should be well within the scope of a competent
mechanic.

Ern
 
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:01 PM
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I bought a fix a thread kit from our Honda store. Guess I'll have to go somewhere else to have the work done
 
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Originally Posted by MadHattr059 View Post
First off an auto part store sells re-tap/screw-thread cleaners for sparkplugs.
If it is totally messed up, Helicoil is your answer. They make threaded inserts
that you install with a special reamer/installation tool that comes in the kit.

If your mechanic is having a lot of difficulty repairing a spark-plug thread,
I'd be a little nervous too. This should be well within the scope of a competent
mechanic.

Ern
+ 1 on This Ern. Its really not a big deal.
 
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:06 PM
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i have to agree with madhattr heli coil is what your prob looking at doing and any good mechanic should be able to do it correctly
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:10 AM
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I bought fix a thread. Same concept as heli coil but made for bikes. Hopefully when I call him today it's done and I can go get it
 
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