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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. arkansawyer

    arkansawyer Long timer

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    I hate to have anything half metric/half sae thread. SAE would translate to US thread to most of you.
    With the internet, just look up the major and minor diameters of any thread. Start to understand some things.
    I'm ignorant of a lot of things. Been messing up mechanical objects for 5 decades. I still learn when I can.
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  2. Snypr18

    Snypr18 Been here awhile

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    Come on now, dont half-ass it. If you strip the threads, buy a new bike.
  3. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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  4. Freshdonuts

    Freshdonuts All tortise no hare.

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    Even a crossed thread is tight once.
  5. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    HEY!! Don't start a pissing contest!!!
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  6. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer Super Supporter

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    HEY!! Start a pissing contest!!!
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  7. john.thorp

    john.thorp Titan of Industry Supporter

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    ***Pause pissing contest

    I'm at work (ie not with my bike), but does anyone know off hand the pitch of 8mm and 10mm bolts? Specifically anything that threads into or through the frame? I wanna say they're 1.25 but can't remember. 1.00 would just seem wrong

    Resume pissing contest***
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  8. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Socially Distant Supporter

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    Uh, OK.

    What kind of oil is best for cutting threads?
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  9. john.thorp

    john.thorp Titan of Industry Supporter

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    I'll probably get burned for this, but peanut oil is just fine. My uncle was a mechanic for 66 years and his uncle was a Navy airman so if it's good enough for real mean no one needs to tell me ANYTHING ELSE
  10. BFRP

    BFRP Been here awhile

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    You can use any oil you want, as long as it’s rotella.
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  11. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    Would you like us to come over and tighten the bolts for you?
    8 x 1.25 is common but there are other pitches.
    Now as far as the 10mm bolts................Ya know if only there was a handheld device that you could use to access information like this .............10 x 1.5 is common.
    I gotta piss.
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  12. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    :imaposer
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  13. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Socially Distant Supporter

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    I was gonna' recommend that everyone ought to have digital calipers, thread pitch gauges, torque wrenches and a copy of Machinerys Handbook, but I was afraid of coming across as too pissy. I'm not even going to go into tapping and threading, making sure everything is straight, tap stands, piloted tap holders, etc.

    I'm sorry, as you were. I'm gonna' get another beer and watch TV.
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  14. Freshdonuts

    Freshdonuts All tortise no hare.

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    This pissin match seems a lot like a bunch of drunk fuckers pissing in a campfire. All drinking the same beer, arguing over what temperature it should be served.

    :hide
  15. john.thorp

    john.thorp Titan of Industry Supporter

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    A fair piss, after all! I can size a bolt don’t get me wrong. But if you wanna come out please do! Just wasn’t at home and needed to buy parts before they closed and needed a quick answer.

    If that info is easy to find let me know where! I was looking at fiche and it doesn’t include sizes, just part numbers.

    I’m new here after all
  16. Snypr18

    Snypr18 Been here awhile

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    I gave up competitive pissing long ago. Too many leaks to achieve any real distance these days. Now they just call me The Sieve.
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  17. Late_to_the_party

    Late_to_the_party n00b Supporter

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    long time lurker here, but have a special love of threaded fasteners and just my 2 cents, but you have an opportunity to respect the R in XR and upgrade to a stud and nut arrangement as any racer knows it is the preferred method to achieve maximum clamp load with the minimal fastener diameter.
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  18. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Socially Distant Supporter

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    54 years ago as a young Army helicopter mechanic I noticed that aluminum and magnesium threaded parts that were meant to be unassembled and reassembled used threaded inserts made of something harder than the parent metal. One of the reasons that I love me some helicoils.

    I use my small mill or my larger drill press to ensure that the cleanup bit is exactly in line with the boogered hole, and I use a piloted tap holder to ensure that the tap is exactly in line with the clean hole. I lubricate the tap with Tap Magic.

    If I need to helicoil or tap something that I can't get into the drill press I'll make a guide out of some scrap aluminum to help keep the cleanup bit and tap straight.

    I'm an obsessive, cranky unapologetic old fart. Just ask my first wife - she'll tell you.
  19. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer Super Supporter

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    Sig line material, right there for the taking.
  20. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Lex,

    Time to lose the mask...
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