Post by theozslider on Aug 25, 2010 21:52:46 GMT -5
Hello all, My bike is a 1970 XS1. Im sure you have seen this problem before.......... The threads on the footeg bracket retainers are worn out and I am trying to work out the best way to repair/replace them. Does anyone have a solution? For example, do I cut off the threaded section and simply weld on new threaded sections............... Suggestions/ solutions gladly accepted.... Al
I've had to do this twice now . I cut/grind ONE off after first marking its position outside the grind area . Grind it flush . Transfer the marks from outside the grind area to establish the center of the original stud and heavily center punch it . Check often to make sure the drill is not wandering as you continue . If you try to use a drill the same size as the original stud it will wander easily , too small and reaming/grinding will take for ever . insert the new stud in the drilled hole and tack in place . Check while welding to make sure its straight .
I just rethreaded the stud. I use a car lug nut for the nut. 12 mm x 1.50 You can even get chrome acorn style nuts.
75 XS650B with 79 forks and dual disc, braided lines, disc brake on back, Pamco ignition, Pamcopete's reg/rec mods, kill switch relay, home made harness, all LED turn, brake and tail lights, tapered head bearings, bronze bushes in swing arm, soon to get shock and fork upgrades
Thread file is a great tool to have even if you have taps and dies. It will follow good threads and reform the damaged ones. Particularly handy when someone has tried to remove rear axle with a BFH and mushroomed the end. I use them to clean up cut off bolts and to make special alignment/puller bolts. Managed to wear out 1mm on two thread files over the years and 1.25 on one of them (the other 6 sizes still OK though) I recommend everyone gets at least one thread file, you will discover all sorts of things that need 'repairing' ;D
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Post by theozslider on Sept 5, 2010 14:31:36 GMT -5
Thanks guys, I will have to use kopsicles idea, as the threads are completely worn off the studs, and are not saveable. Plan is to cut off the threaded section, drill a hole, pop a stud in, carefully weld it in place, and then I can use OEM acorn nuts. Help is good.......... Al
Hey guys, I have the same problem now because I got the OEM exhaust from Mikes, and they're not a perfect fit. So in the process of installing them I stripped the peg mounting stud. The exhaust on the left side is very close to the rear axel. I've tried shimming up the stud to get clearance but It's still too close (and I stripped the stud in my efforts). Any experience with these mufflers from Mikes? (it's on a 650D-stock).
Stock '77 XS650D, '84 BMW R100RT, '07 Honda VT750(the wife's!)