Rear brake lever bolt stripped-repair/thread pitch help

Sep 2019
8
0
Norcal
In the process of doing the judder spring install on my hypermotard 821 I found the bolt that holds the brake lever in place has stripped all but 2 thread out of the mount. Fixing isnt to difficult but I'm trying to make sure I have the thread size/ pitch correct. M8x1.25 is what seems to work the best. That said has anyone ever experienced this before?
 
Mar 2013
2,348
6
Naples, IT
Couple of us used helicoils. You can search it. I'd never heard of them and don't know how I lived without them as a habitual bolt stripper. I'd watch some youtube videos as it does require a little bit of mechanical skill for drilling and tapping. Very good results.
 
Jan 2017
110
2
Phoenix
Couple of us used helicoils. You can search it. I'd never heard of them and don't know how I lived without them as a habitual bolt stripper. I'd watch some youtube videos as it does require a little bit of mechanical skill for drilling and tapping. Very good results.
I was one of them. And I found out about helicoils after trying to repair the thread and failing, because that part is aluminum and it's frustratingly soft; I discussed with my father-in-law and brother-in-law (both mechanical engineers) and my local dealership and they all suggested helicoils. What a great idea that was.

I just went and look at what I used; the part that you want is helicoil 5546-8.
 
Mar 2013
2,348
6
Naples, IT
I'd recommend a helicoil jumbo kit. They're pretty affordable and all I had to buy additional was the die tap t-handle thing. I fixed about 4 stripped or soft mounted bolts on my Duc alone.