Gearbox Ground Thread Stripped
The hole in the gearbox that receives the ground screw on my '88 R100 is now stripped. The bolt (23 11 1230599) as you may recall is aluminum as is the gearbox.
Has anyone used a thread insert product to repair this hole and if so, which brand and size was used and with what degree of success?
The repair will have to be undertaken and using a thread insert seems like the most cost effective and durable solution. Any thoughts?
Grabit extractors : Dont leave home without them !
Something everyone should have in their tool box is a set of Grabit extractors. These things are the best solution to extracting stripped bolts I have ever seen simply because they work with a drill in reverse, so do not torque the broken bolt tighter. Lowes has these sets usually in stock. Be sure you get the recommended size for the bolt or screw you are trying to extract. They have saved me grief a bunch of times when stuff broke off.
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