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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Timing inspection hole threads stripped,,,

The dude I got the bike from says the plug is in there by only a few threads.,,,,,,, says beware next time I go to set the timing it may not hold.. So what are my options here? Thanks
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Give the bike back to him and take your money back. Ain't no telling what he screwd up in there.

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I'm in the same boat. I have 1 thread left so cleaned everything with degreaser and used heaps of silicon rubber to hold things in place fir now. I'm shopping around fir a time sert system to repair the thread properly - am planning to do it without pulling the engine apart!


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Set it and forget it ! When the timing is set you shouldn't have to do it any more. No need to keep pulling the inspection plug out.

I would remove the plug, clean the threads in the case and on the plug, coat both with a good oil resistant sealer and put the plug back in. Let the sealer set up and it's a good bet it won't leak or fall out.

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Set it and forget it ! When the timing is set you shouldn't have to do it any more. No need to keep pulling the inspection plug out.

I would remove the plug, clean the threads in the case and on the plug, coat both with a good oil resistant sealer and put the plug back in. Let the sealer set up and it's a good bet it won't leak or fall out.
points do wear out,,,,, one big fine day I'm gonna have to deal with it,,,, that's why I'm asking now for options,,,,, will prolly go with eletronic ignition next,,
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Sorry, I didn't understand that your bike had a points setup !

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that's OK,,,, I shudda put the year of my bike in there,,,,its an oldie "77"
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Well it's two options really. First is to split the cases and re-tap the hole larger or put a helicoil in it. Second option is to try it with the cases still together .... Quite possible but you have to be bloody careful about getting swarf inside the engine (heaps of grease on the tap should do the trick). Then either helicoil or timesert it.


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i've used a cork before.51 pan. i put some indian head gasket sealer on it. had to trim to length to clear. worked till next lower end rebuild
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i thought about the cork thing,,,maybe an expanding plug if there was room,,,, how much crankcase pressure will it be under ????
is there room to run a tap in and out????
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