Question about 1979 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster
While working on my clutch, I noticed that the clutch cable adjuster threads in the primary case cover are very worn and close to being stripped out.
Q1: Has anyone ever used a heli-coil to repair this and has it held up well?
Q2: Are there any helicoils that would engage the full length of the hole, or is using multiple coils accpetable?
Anything that works is acceptable. Instead of helicoils, I'd prefer to use either a Timesert or a Keensert. They are available in various lengths. The longer the better of course, but these things are made of steel and don't wear if they get loose. That's what wears the threads in most of the Sporty primary covers, the adjuster was run loose and vibration wears the threads. If you know a good welder, that's the way to go.
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
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