View Single Post
Old 05-12-2012, 08:51 AM   #18
jimbee OP
Airhead Intermediate
 
jimbee's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver BC / Reno NV
Oddometer: 334
Quote:
Originally Posted by AliBaba View Post
Usually I don't remove #16 (the threads in the leg might go) and then you don't need #15.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AliBaba View Post
Hmm....
AliBaba - your words were ringing in my head.

If you don't remove the drain bolt, I assume you drain from bottom bolt. Works fine?


Quote:
Originally Posted by jorunny View Post
A few years ago I found the drain plug on the right fork was stripped and was able to "carefully" drill out and insert a Helicoil.
I've drained them a couple of times & the insert continues to work fine.

The forks are off the bike, in pieces and being rebuilt now.
I putting in Race Tech springs & Gold Valve emulators.

I'll find out soon if the Helicoil continues to be secure.
Good to know that this is a viable option thanks, and hope your install goes smoothly.
__________________
R100GS for going far, FZ1 for going fast, TE250 for getting dirty, and DR650 for when one of the others needs work
jimbee is offline   Reply With Quote