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Old 11-24-2012, 02:21 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by bwprice100 View Post
IMHO helicoils work well when the bolt is left in place but can cause problems when the bolt has to be removed on a regular basis, so I would go for the TimeCert.

JVB is right. Remember, the stock system uses a steel bolt shouldered with a stop, tightened to very low torque, threaded into buttery aluminum. Used properly, this works for the life of the bike.

When a repair is needed, a Helicoil (or similar) will easily work for life inasmuch as steel is now the material comprising the working female thread.

When installing my OHV covers, I use hand snug for these bolts, no more. Bottom the bolt to the shoulder and then give a small additional more! I use a screwdriver style handle with a square drive and a hex wrench.

Done this way, you'll not be asking which thread repair system to use.
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