Replace engine mounting studs with bolts?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by victorybike, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. victorybike

    victorybike New Member

    I just received a new 80cc stinger kit. Is it ok to replace the engine mounting studs, exhaust studs and carb studs with grade 8 metric bolts?


  2. Dave C

    Dave C Member

    Of course it is. You might invest in a tap set though, not all the holes are tapped to the bottom. Harbor Freight has a nice Metric tap set for about $12.

    You might check out Sick Bike Parts, too. They have replacement bolt sets.
  3. victorybike

    victorybike New Member

    Thanks Dave. Harbor Freight is 2 blocks from my house. I will run a tap through them and use high temp loctite.

    I checked out Sickbikes but I can get bolts for 1/8 the price.
  4. MikeJ

    MikeJ Member

    Victorybike -

    I did just what you are planning on doing. As DaveC said, it is quite doable. I used Grade 8 bolts; they work just fine.

    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011