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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-24-2008, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in a pickle...

Ok... this one's a doozy. Somehow, while bolting my subframe on I managed to cross the threads in the frame. F*CK!!! now i can't get the bolt more than a 1/4 of the way in.

So, I'm going to attempt to drill new threads in the frame and i'm scared.

Does anyone haves suggestions on alternative fixes, advice on drilling new threads? anything you can offer would be more than awesome.

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http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...3875_200313875

This link is for you to just get a general idea of the tool. I didn't check the thread size and pitch.

It actually depends on how damaged the threads are. If they are totally messed up, then you are screwed. If it is only acouple of threads then you can use a tap/die set. I would also use some locktite with it.
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well, after much deliberation. i decided that i had enough original thread to put the bolt in from the back, then i just cranked it on through until it re threaded the messed up ones. took a little muscle, but now it screws in as it's supposed to. I'm glad i didn't have to break out the tap set.



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If it is only acouple of threads then you can use a tap/die set. I would also use some locktite with it.
if you are refering to some type of lubricant to use while rethreading/tapping, anti sieze would be best. afterwards i would clean out threads and use the locktite when final installing

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Actually, thread cutting lubricant would be the best and if it was my bike, I would install a helicoil to replace the damaged aluminum threads (and make them stronger than new)
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Depending if you can access the threads from the middle of the frame you can put the bolt in the opposite way to clear up the threads. Or tap it. T




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Depending if you can access the threads from the middle of the frame you can put the bolt in the opposite way to clear up the threads. Or tap it. T
yea, that's what i did. just went through the opposite direction. worked fine.



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Wow, that one really did sound like a doozy. good thing you got it figured out.

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