KTM seat screw threaded

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ShaunGASGAS300
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KTM seat screw threaded

Postby ShaunGASGAS300 » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:22 pm

My seat fell of the other day, when I got home to put new bolt in it would seam the thread has gone.

Other than buying a new seat would it be possible to rethread/tap a new thread? It's currently an 8mm so could tap to a 10mm?
Thoughts?
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newsh
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Re: KTM seat screw threaded

Postby newsh » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:48 pm

What model/year KTM is it?

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Dominic
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Re: KTM seat screw threaded

Postby Dominic » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:31 am

Use this as an excuse for a new seat. Maybe the acerbis x-seat (the enduro version, not the mx version)?

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Re: KTM seat screw threaded

Postby ShaunGASGAS300 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:37 am

newsh wrote:What model/year KTM is it?

It's a 2011 exc 300 2T

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KTM seat screw threaded

Postby newsh » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:53 pm

ShaunGASGAS300 wrote:
newsh wrote:What model/year KTM is it?

It's a 2011 exc 300 2T


Ok, thought I might have a spare seat but it's for an earlier bike.
If the seat is still good and the metal insert is still in there I have a helicoil kit for M5 (guessing it's like my 350 and an M5 thread/ 8mm spanner)
Or
You could tap it out for an M6 bolt but you'd have to drill 6mm clearance through the hollow subframe bolt.

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Re: KTM seat screw threaded

Postby ShaunGASGAS300 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:38 pm

newsh wrote:
ShaunGASGAS300 wrote:
newsh wrote:What model/year KTM is it?

It's a 2011 exc 300 2T


Ok, thought I might have a spare seat but it's for an earlier bike.
If the seat is still good and the metal insert is still in there I have a helicoil kit for M5 (guessing it's like my 350 and an M5 thread/ 8mm spanner)
Or
You could tap it out for an M6 bolt but you'd have to drill 6mm clearance through the hollow subframe bolt.


I didn't even think of helicoil (Mainly because I just had to google what one was!) Yes 8mm socket. That might be the better way then having to redrill my subframe bolt!

Thanks, i'll look in that. Cheaper than a new seat which is basically what i am trying to avoid.

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Re: KTM seat screw threaded

Postby newsh » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:22 pm

The other version of the same kind of thing is a Timsert.
Ian at Beaky's Motorcycles in Beare Green has a kit to do these.
As said I have a helicoil kit for M5 and could do it for you

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Re: KTM seat screw threaded

Postby smokinrider » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:58 pm

Drill it out and fit a nutsert.
Or drill it out and hot glue a nut in.


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