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Old November 11th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #11
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Default Re: Cheap or Correct?

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Originally Posted by RichG View Post
Replace the bolt or face the very real possibility of having to go through this again someday... but with the added knowledge that you were too stubborn to do it right in the first place. Trust me, it's special feeling when you realize you just screwed yourself!
I'm hoping to not have to rebuild the engine again.. barring cracking the case like the PO, I should be able to keep this engine alive until I sell the bike..

And aside from just matching the pitch/threads to an unrelated bolt. it's difficult to find just ONE bolt for a motorcycle that's 20+ years old.. Only place I've seen em so far is a guy on ebay who is selling the cooling fins for the cylinder.. I don't really wanna spend $30 for fins I don't need in order to get a bolt..
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