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    Damn, wish i would have waited. Just got one on amazon for 120. Thanks for the offer though.

    Are you saying to lay it on its side, so that the new threads are straight? Kinda nervous about laying it on its side. But if it works, who am I to judge.

    Or are you F***ing with me? Im not that gullible, but im not mechanic and I know you guys have a ton of tips and tricks. I dont want to tip it and flood it or screw up a bank sensor or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdawg302000 View Post
    Damn, wish i would have waited. Just got one on amazon for 120. Thanks for the offer though.

    Are you saying to lay it on its side, so that the new threads are straight? Kinda nervous about laying it on its side. But if it works, who am I to judge.

    Or are you F***ing with me? Im not that gullible, but im not mechanic and I know you guys have a ton of tips and tricks. I dont want to tip it and flood it or screw up a bank sensor or something.
    I would drain the gas out of it first. It should be ok, if you lay it on pillows or something soft. Once you get the the helicoil kit in, it will make more sense why laying it/leaning it over makes sense. Luckily I had a stock muffler on mine at the time, so I was able to easily jack it up to fix where someone jacked it up in the first place.

    My swingarm is an early one 2003-2005 and if you want it, I'd sell it for $25+ shipping... or if you showed up at my front door, I'd just let you have it.
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    Another tip, coat the drill bit in grease to catch the shavings.

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    IMO all unnecessary. Put the bike on a paddock stand to square it up and lift it slightly, lay on an old towel and do the job.
    Using grease on the drill tip is a good idea, and the bike being upright will help shavings use that 'gravity thing' to stay out of the oil reservoir. Drill a little, clean the bit, re-grease, repeat. A few small shavings won't matter, it still goes through the screen and the filter before getting into the bike.

    Use a carpenter square to help you line up the drill bit and tap.

    If you Eff it up really really badly, call 34:19 and get that swingarm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    Put the bike on a paddock stand to square it up and lift it slightly
    You have to lift it more than slightly. You could do it on a paddock, maybe if you set in on a couple of 2x4's... but a better choice may be a steel rod through the rear axle with a set of jack stands on either side to get the required height. For some reason I didnt think of that when I had to do it to mine. The drill and the bit make for a pretty long combo.

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    I siphoned out my fuel and laid it on the side on triple carpets. Lays nice on the puck, no issues. You get clear access to sit comfortably and hold your drill nice and straight. If you never done this job before you want to make it as easy as possible for yourself. I would even recommend watching a video or two and practice on something first.... Of course if you are a pro, these steps would be totally unnecessary. I'm sure someone who does this frequently could get it done in 5 minutes while hanging upside down.

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    Pretty much ^^^^^ lol.
    I did use my 90* cordless drill. Wait, not everyone has one of those? oops!



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