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Old 5 Feb 2008
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Better than a HELICOIL

If like me, you own a Yam XT, then you will know that the treads on them are just weak... or the owners are built strong!

Either way, if you want a better systen than a Helicoil, check this out...
also useable for stripped head studa on Yamaha, BMW Boxers etc..

THREADED INSERTS, KEY INSERTS, Key Insert Assortments :: Carr Lane Manufacturing Co.

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Looks a good idea. Unfortunately, that kit has mostly imperial inserts with no metric fine inserts at all. Still might be worth looking at if they can put together a bike specific kit.

In the UK, I use Arndale Engineering in South Tyneside for anything like this.
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Anything they can't get for me, I use Demon Tweeks (expensive) if I can't get it locally and don't have time to shop around.
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There is Timesert. I have them on my old BMW R 100R.

++ TIME-SERT Threaded inserts for stripped threads, threaded inserts, thread repair , stripped sparkplug's, Ford sparkplug blowouts, threaded inserts threaded, repair stripped threads, stripped threads, inserts threaded inserts, Ford spark plug repai

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Morning,

we use the Timeset kits at work and they're a much recommended product.
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Diy?

Ooooooooohhhhh!

We've got one of those kits at home!!

I've been WONDERING what they are...!?


Does that mean I can do my OWN helicoiling??
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depends....

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Ooooooooohhhhh!

We've got one of those kits at home!!

I've been WONDERING what they are...!?

Does that mean I can do my OWN helicoiling??
It all depends on the skill of the Operator! If you have the experience, the right tools, and the know how ( not just HOW to Helicoil, but where you can and can't successfully helicoil) then yeah, why not?

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I have used both Helicoil and key inserts. Both can be used to change the bolt size you use. Both need to be drilled and taped using tapes for the insert not the bolt size to be used. I use helicoils when I can there easy to remove and fix the key insert is pain to re drill out in soft aluminum a EDM may need to be used. But if the hole needs to be moved a little and you cant drill and tap any place else the key insert will do that the key insert is also far far tuffer.
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