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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2017, 10:13:29 pm »

(1) Where can I find some lovely little brackets like this:

Kind of like a sailing eyelet, but flat. I'm making my Giant Loop mounting solution absolutely bullet proof this time.


I'm sure boating supply shops should stock or maybe just ask someone who does stainless steel fabrication to make you a set

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They got lots of cool small fastening devices

Awesome! There tomorrow - thanks!

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2017, 10:17:18 pm »

(1) Where can I find some lovely little brackets like this:

Kind of like a sailing eyelet, but flat. I'm making my Giant Loop mounting solution absolutely bullet proof this time.


I'm sure boating supply shops should stock or maybe just ask someone who does stainless steel fabrication to make you a set

Seaport Supply
40 Paarden Eiland Rd, Paarden Eiland

They got lots of cool small fastening devices

Awesome! There tomorrow - thanks!
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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2017, 10:18:06 pm »
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuccckkkkkkkkkk!





That's the tank mounting bolt post. In a godamn rush to get my big tank on last night and wasn't concentrating. Tried cleaning it up with a tap, but it's just made matters worse. M6 bolt and outer dimension of 10mm on that post. That enough to drill out carefully and get a thread insert in there? Where can I get one in Cape Town?

This lot have been absolutely no help.


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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2017, 10:27:15 pm »
Is that the bomb disposal squad...think he's saying cut the blue wire!

Does not look like a lot of meat on there...a self threading insert may not work although Wurth do a thin wall self threader. Other wise Wurth Time Sert or helicoil.
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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2017, 10:33:49 pm »
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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2017, 10:41:55 pm »
I was also thinking Helicoil
 

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2017, 10:44:09 pm »
Why not go M7 bolt??

Looks like it has some healthy thread further down. Maybe use a longer bolt?


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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2017, 11:04:29 pm »
Ya there is plenty clean thread further down, the trick is how to get to it. The thread at the top is cross-threaded, so  the tap just makes the problem worse, unless I try drill it out a bit and then cut into the thread, but you never know where the thread is. There must be some pros who are really good at this stuff?

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #48 on: July 19, 2017, 05:49:30 am »
Enza insert? thread within a thread
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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2017, 06:10:14 am »
Google Timesert - to my mind the best and permanent solution to stripped threads.
I think LeCap can do this for you.
 

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500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2017, 07:52:34 am »
Is welding it up and recurring threads an option? None of the inserts seems thin enough - the post is only 10mm outside diameter and the external dimensions of a thin insert at m8 plus threads - so 9mm plus. Cutting it extremely fine.

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #51 on: July 19, 2017, 09:49:22 am »
if your out in the north I have helicoil sets you can take home and try
 

Offline wolf skaap

Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #52 on: July 19, 2017, 10:09:29 am »
Do you not have access to dudes like "Thread Tec" in the Cape?
The dude came to my home the once and did a stellar job of fixing a buggered thread on my ktm 450's motor.

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #53 on: July 19, 2017, 10:42:07 am »
if your out in the north I have helicoil sets you can take home and try

Thanks Spankme! [that sounded a bit odd] I think the helicoils are too thick to work in this application because there's so little meat on the post. From what I can make out Time-sert is the best option for this, but very pricey.

Do you not have access to dudes like "Thread Tec" in the Cape?

Yeah - this probably the sensible option. I'll look them up.

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #54 on: July 19, 2017, 11:11:17 am »
max tap cut is 7.4mm so should be fine.
Can get a friend to bring to Gardens shopping centre on Friday and then you can give it back next week some time
 

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #55 on: July 19, 2017, 12:57:53 pm »
Google Timesert - to my mind the best and permanent solution to stripped threads.
I think LeCap can do this for you.

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #56 on: July 19, 2017, 10:12:48 pm »
Adam to the rescue! We're sorting the thread tomorrow night. In the meantime I got a couple hours in the garage this evening.



Tank on. Ripped off the stickers and most of it cleaned up with WD40. Probably wouldn't have bothered with radiator braces because the radiators are quite protected already by the big tank, but the bike came with them, so they just needed a little filing down so that they don't rub against the tank.



Fitted the brake pressure sensor for the rear wheel and finished off the wiring at the back end of the bike. Just front indicators and the hooter to fit and we're done. I'll pick up some 3mm HDPE tomorrow, which I'm going to use for brackets.

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #57 on: July 19, 2017, 10:43:40 pm »
I see you want to ride as soon as possible - good progress. I like the idea (location) of the licence disc. Fitted with dcfix I assume.....clever
 

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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #58 on: July 19, 2017, 11:23:17 pm »
As said the thread at the bottom looks good. I would file out the top threads and use a longer bolt to reach the bottom threads.

Or - I'm not sure how well this will work - fill the hole up with welding material then redrill and tap that.
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Re: 500 Adventure Filthy
« Reply #59 on: July 20, 2017, 06:39:21 am »
Did you come right at Seaport Supply?
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