Originally Posted by just jeff
Being a machinist I have installed both Timeserts and Helicoils many times. Are you saying that the Loctite Thread Repair would not be a viable alternative, say for someone who is not skilled in installing a helicoil? Or for a field repair?
The reason I am asking is the question came up on KLRForum where I spend a lot of time and I remembered reading about Loctite thread repair on this forum. I will report back with your response.
I think he is saying without saying, know what I am saying? I have the same problem, '08 KLR650 right front valve cover bolt stripped. Found many of the same bolt holes stripped in my quest on many multiples of sights It is a special flange head bolt so using a longer bolt is not feasible. The bike is in a very "rural" area in the south central Philippines so no Graingers or anything else around the corner. Whatever the fix it needs to be strong and done with normal shop tools (ie no machines)