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post #1 of 7 Old 05-23-2014, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Sliders or general bolt question??

So I was sitting in bad traffic and look down to see my slider is about to fall off. I pulled and it came right out. Looks like it brought the threads out with the bolt. So my question is what would cause this? There is some thread still on the tab, is it safe to just get a bit longer bolt? Could i get a longer bolt and put a nut on it after the engine tab? Or do i need to drill and tap a bit larger? It was originally installed by a local shop, should i take it to have them figure it out or just do it myself? Pictures in a few... thanks for any help.

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Looks like it was overtorqued and stripped. Take it back to the shop and tell them what happened (although they'll likely deny it and say you did it).

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The bolt only stripped a few of the threads:

1- It backed out quite a bit and then the threads were ripped
2- The bolt was too short to begin with.

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Are those the engine mounted ones? If so I would move them anyway. Still probably have to do something with the stripped threads.

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Im think google and carotman number2 are probably correct. They do thread into engine tab but through the frame. This is a cbr not a 919.

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It's hard to tell but I am thinking his bike isn't a hornet, so he might not have too many options on sliders, especially if it's a supersport.

On to fixing the issue...

I'd take a phillips screw driver that is longer than the bolt and insert it into the bolt hole to determine how deep the hole is. As long as the screw driver has a good 5 or 6 inch shaft on it you should be able to tell how deep the mounting hole is. You may be able to run a thread chaser of the correct size in to clean it and cut more threads into the mounting hole if it is about an inch or so longer than the bolt but more than likely if you try to run a thread chaser in there it is going to continue cross threading the mounting hole. If you get lucky it might work out and then you just need a longer bolt but if that is the case that solution is probably not going to last forever and it will always be questionable.

I'd normally say whoever put it in should be responsible for fixing it but I sure as hell would not trust anyone if they lack the skills to properly install a slider in the first place, simply because it's not that hard to do on most any bike.

More than likely you are going to need to get someone involved to do some precision drilling and install a heli-coil to repair the damaged threads and if it is directly into your engine then your going to want someone with experience doing it (so that they ensure the bored hole is drilled perfectly straight.

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