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Old 04-01-2015, 09:30 AM   #1
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Buggered my front axle 2007 RT

Slapped a new tire on my BMW 2007 R1200RT and then in putting the front axle back in I managed to bugger the threads on the end of the axle AND in the fork leg. I've searched numerous ways and even called BMW Asheville to ask. Nobody can tell me the thread size to order a tap and die.

I have a thread pitch gauge so I know it's 1.5 and I can slip the threaded end into a 23 mm socket but it's not tight and can almost slip it into a 22 mm socket but not quite.

Does anybody know for a fact which it is? Any good suggestions for finding a tap and die in the size I need?
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:05 AM   #2
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You could try this route, take more skill but an option when a Tap cannot be found if you know the thread pitch.

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Old 04-01-2015, 11:09 AM   #3
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You could try this route, take more skill but an option when a Tap cannot be found if you know the thread pitch.

http://ads.midwayusa.com/product/728...FYVqfgod-Z8AhQ
Hey, that's not a bad idea though the space I have to work in is a bit constricted. And of course if I screw up it's a fairly expensive thing...

I'll look into it though. THANKS!
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:20 AM   #4
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Hm. In looking at these it appears they're for bolts and other external threaded things. I need to fix the threads in the fork leg which are internal threads.

Back to the drawing board.
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:41 PM   #5
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Hm. In looking at these it appears they're for bolts and other external threaded things. I need to fix the threads in the fork leg which are internal threads.

Back to the drawing board.

Find a hardened bolt same size and pitch thread as the axle. Cut some reliefs in it and use it to clean up the threads in the fork lower.


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Old 04-01-2015, 03:19 PM   #6
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Find a hardened bolt same size and pitch thread as the axle. Cut some reliefs in it and use it to clean up the threads in the fork lower.


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Finding that bolt might be as hard as finding the tap.

Luckily someone on ADV is sending me a tap to use then send back to him. This site is awesome.

I also ordered the tap and die from an Amazon seller but their shipping time is 17 to 22 days. Argh.
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:34 PM   #7
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Finding that bolt might be as hard as finding the tap.

Luckily someone on ADV is sending me a tap to use then send back to him. This site is awesome.

I also ordered the tap and die from an Amazon seller but their shipping time is 17 to 22 days. Argh.
Well, it's good to hear you have something worked out. Bunch'a good folks on this site !


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Old 04-01-2015, 06:22 PM   #8
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Yep. I've liked being a member since 2006. No regrets. I'm always happy to help another inmate out. Of course I try to help out any folks. I've changed a heck of a lot of tires on the shoulder of the road. Even in the rain.
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:25 PM   #9
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I have this going in the Tales from East TN thread and mentioned some things there that should be here.

The thread size is m24x1.5

I know that because I called the service department at Max BMW in NY. Every experience I've had with them shows me they're classy people. Their service manager (I think is his title) looked at their documentation to find it. It may be online on their site as well but he helped me out.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:22 AM   #10
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I found "thread chasers" while looking and they were similarly high priced. I guess I don't know what the difference is.

(hm. somebody pulled down their helpful response.)
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