stripped locknut (clutch) chinese engine pics

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eltatertoto

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ok here goes. like a week mabey 2 weeks agao i was in a hurry, i had finally broken in the clutch, andi needed to adjust the locknut to readjust it. well obviously i stripped the little screw trying to get it back in and it obviously fell out whilst riding and i went to start it and it just made a squealing sound im thinking oh great here we go again lol . so i go to take the clutch cover off and i get a falling clutch plate locknut a little retainer screw and a HUGE pile on metal shavings , well i go to investigate, and i found out that the little screw was stripped so bad it looked like a rivet and my locknut threads were stripped also, so i got my metric rethreader kit and rethreaded them both but the little screw was stripped so badle there was hardly anything to rethread so i went out to menards and got a new 1 i just took about 3 threads off then chased the threads... i have a bunch of pics and im not sure what a image tag is so if i made one and i get in troublee let me know please.. oh! if you want a vid of the end result go to www.youtube.com/eltatertoto

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0010.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0009.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0011.jpg

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0012.jpg

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good screw on left bad on right

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0014.jpg
damage from littlew screw i think

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0015.jpg

new screw installed

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0016.jpg
the bag from menards incase yall need 1 i just toook of about 3 threads then chased them.

http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii274/eltatertoto/DCAM0017.jpg
 
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fetor56

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With anything metal it always pays to keep things in perspective....how big they are(in this case a locking screw)...the quality of the metal....the size of the tool your using on it,etc etc.
From my experience with other peoples stuff people usually tend to overtighten things,so when in doubt a little to loose (with Loctite) is better than a little too tight(without Loctite)
Bummer about your experience but i guess we'll all learn from it.

BTW,informative video...i never though of starting my bike that way. :)
 
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eltatertoto

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backfire

i just watched the vid again and i just realized (slaps on the head) that backfire was the kill switch hitting my gas tank:LOL:
 
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