front brake caliper,inspection covers screw thread stripped

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front brake caliper,inspection covers screw thread stripped

Post by bsa70 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:23 am

thread in holes is stripped for tiny inspection cover screws, how to fix ,

any ideas thanks,

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Re: front brake caliper,inspection covers screw thread strip

Post by 500bernie » Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:44 am

Bad luck BSA
Only real option is to drill it out, or drill a new hole next to the existing one and tap it, then slightly slot the hole in the cover until you get it to fit (or get another caliper).
It's normally exhaust studs that I manage to shear, at least there is something to have a go at, those fixings are seriously small :-(

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Re: front brake caliper,inspection covers screw thread strip

Post by JanBros » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:28 pm

put a helicoil in and no one will know (see) but you :wink:
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Re: front brake caliper,inspection covers screw thread strip

Post by Rocket » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:30 pm

try a slightly longer screw, threads further in still possibly good.

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Re: front brake caliper,inspection covers screw thread strip

Post by headcoats » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:56 pm

Plus when you have done it , put a bit of copper slip on the threads

Are they tiny like M3 ? Maybe drill and tap one size up ?
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