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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-09-2016, 11:55 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...COVER&_sacat=0

Looks like it may be cheaper to just get another cover.
I've bought a 14mm thread insert kit for less than the EvilBay sellers want for the cover.
It came with six inserts and I didn't need a gasket kit.

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I don't know what the thread pitch is on that bolt but I think a kit like this is what your talking about Ken.

looks like you use the over size tap then install the insert.

Do you think this kit would work for the OP?



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We used to call them helicoils. But that was back in the old days.
Helicoil is a brand name and back in the old days the knockoffs didn't hit the market before the original brand.

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We used to call them helicoils. But that was back in the old days.
Helicoil is a different thing, they are not a solid insert but a coil like a slinky. They work well, I have used a lot of them.

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Hey guys,

There is still one more way to fix this and overcome a problem on the GL1100 at the same time. I had to do this to my 82 Aspy for this very reason.
I just installed a 3rd party dipstick!

You will have to look around to find one but I am sure there are ones out there or you could possibly even make one if you are handy. They are not rocket science.
I knew my threads were in hard shape so I picked up a new dipstick "kit", installed the adapter into the transmission case with some red or blue lock tight and let it set. It never has to come out again anyway.

From this point all you have to do to drain the bike of oil is to take off the tube with the compression fitting. You have the MUCH added benefit of NEVER having to get on your hands and knees to look at that damn sight glass again!!!!! What the H**L was Honda thinking. Now it's easy to check your oil and no excuses.

There are a few posts on here about dipsticks if you search.

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