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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-01-2013, 02:02 PM
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my opinion is that this too is worthy of a sticky so it doesnt get lost in the cavernous depths of knowledge here

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Awesome .sticky,sticky, loctite the stud and put ant-sieze on the acorn nut si as not to pull the stud out

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I'd definitely weld it too. That bolt is threaded into some pretty thin metal and you said it was soft material. Seems like it's left a little thin and there isn't much to keep it from cracking. Nice work though. Much easier than drilling the whole thing out and putting a stud into the frame.

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Weldings not a garage job for everyone.
I agree it would probably be some stronger but, the weld would still only be on the end.
I suppose if you really wanted to make it a permanent thing, mix up some stick weld & coat the threads. Then as you put it in, it would create a bond internally being stronger yet.
But, I've had no issues with it.

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I'm wondering if drilling into the solid stud where the shock goes, making it hollow, would weaken it. It is not made of the best quality metal, you can tell that from how easy the threads stripped. Remember there is a lot of weight and stress on that stud. I've had this problem on a couple of bikes. Rather than mess with the solid stud, I used a die to make new threads where the original threads were stripped. Yes they were smaller, but the only reason for the nut that goes on these threads is to prevent the shock from sliding off. You could probably ride without the nut and the shock would stay put. On one of these bikes I just used a smaller nut, on the other one (Yamaha XS650) I used a threaded bushing with threads on both the inside and outside. I screwed the bushing on to the new threads, using red locktite, then used a larger nut on the outside of the bushing. Either way there is no chance of weakening that stud that supports a good part of the weight of the bike and rider.

Another way of doing it (that for me would require a professional) would be to have more metal welded onto where the threads are stripped, machine it round, then retap the original sized threads on it.

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Mine broke tonight, I about cried. Thanks for the write up I now know not all is lost!
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mine snapped when I went to change the shocks. I cut a bolt and welded a new stud on the end of it.
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