Help----right side rear shock bolt


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Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby Keef » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:45 pm



I was putting the lower shock bolt back in an got carried away and STRIPPED IT! The right side lower.
Which is cast aluminium, not the bolt but what it goes into.
Thought about drilling a hole all the way though and put a carter pin in.

Do any you guy's have a fix or any suggestions????

Thanks a million......................
















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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:52 am

Drill it and install a helicoil, will be good as new 8-)
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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby dingdong » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:37 am

Plus 1 on the heli-coil. The bolt has to be torqued down. A loose bolt with a cotter pin will not hold up to the pressure. It will wobble out or break the mount in a hurry.
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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby Keef » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:26 am

I have heard about these (heli-coil) . Never use them before. So u buy 1 for that thread size, and will it tell u what size u have to drill??

Going 2 b 60 2morrow and I got to fix that.............

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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:32 am

Have used helicoils in the past and they do work well. You can find kits on line. You will have to drill and tap for the size of the helicoil. I would also recommend getting a tap and die set as well to chase threads and the likes. Older bikes can have thread issues. Cheers

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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby Keef » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:49 pm

Thanks all, do have a tap and die set. @ least I finally get to use it. Will start looking for the Heli-coil ..

thanks again................

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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:16 pm

And also...buy a torque wrench, so you don't have this problem again in the future. :)

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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby MikeB » Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:53 pm

Keef wrote:I was putting the lower shock bolt back in an got carried away and STRIPPED IT! The right side lower.
Which is cast aluminium, not the bolt but what it goes into.
Thought about drilling a hole all the way though and put a carter pin in.

Do any you guy's have a fix or any suggestions????

Thanks a million......................

Aluminum? I don't remember any cast aluminum on the GL1500. Not that it matters really.
However, I seem to remember that that particular thread is a very fine thread and finding a tap, much less a Heli coil, may be problematic.
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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby Keef » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:35 pm

Since I have to tap it anyway I'm just going to go ahead and tap it for a 3/8 bolt. I found a steel sleeve that will fit on the bolt and also fit inside the shock mount . The heli-coil would be at least 3/8 in size. Might as well put 1 bolt in it, instead of two things..
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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby Keef » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:42 pm

Mikeb, The lower shock mount on the right side of the bike goes in the final drive housing which is Cast Aluminium...

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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby MikeB » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:44 pm

Ahh.. ok. My mistake.
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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby Keef » Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:47 pm

No worries.....No hurry, Which I would of listened to Myself. Wouldn't be in this mess.

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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:20 pm

Probably not an option for this bolt, but on one of my rear crash bars, a previous owner had cross-threaded one of the mounting bolts badly, and then just cranked the damn thing in there as tight as he could get it. It made a real mess of the threads, and of the bolt. I tried chasing the threads in the frame, but they were just too badly gone, and when I tightened it up it stripped them right out. I replaced the bolt with a grade 8 bolt that was about 1/2 inch longer, drilled out the remnants of the threads in the frame, and put a split washer and nut on the back side. Makes it a bit harder to get on and off (you have to get a wrench into the back side to hold that nut in place), but no more worries of stripping the threads out of the frame.

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Re: Help----right side rear shock bolt

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:27 pm

Have a look at this guy who just fixed the exact same problem on his GL1200:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=31608




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