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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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How do you know what Thread pitch to use for chasing threads on the footboard or rear peg mounts, last time I removed them off another bike they were very difficult and seemed like they needed to be cleaned out before installing another set?
I don't have access to SnapOn or Mac, dealers, any suggestions?

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How do you know what Thread pitch to use for chasing threads on the footboard or rear peg mounts, last time I removed them off another bike they were very difficult and seemed like they needed to be cleaned out before installing another set?
I don't have access to SnapOn or Mac, dealers, any suggestions?
Get the bolt that fits it ,and measure between two crests. You can always do like I do ,if you have a kit. Grab one till it fits.

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You can look in the parts book and get the size of the bolt. But for what you mentioned, 3/8th and 5/16th course.

The holes will have thread locker in them. You should clean it out of the holes and off the bolts, then apply fresh blue locker.

Cheapest way to do it is with a wire bush like you clean you pistol with. Just chuck it up in a drill. Thread chasers work too. But a decent set is over 100 bucks.
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I don't mind spending the money on good tools, I just didn't know what set to buy, and how you can tell what pitch any given bolt is. So buy finding the size of the bolt that tells you what you need? That said, I;m sure the brush method will clean it up, because I don't think the threads are messed up, just have thread locker in them. Thanks

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Your peg mounts are 3/8-16

For the most part you’ll find:
3/8-16
5/16-18
1/4-20

There is a couple of 7/16-14 and the brembo mount bolts are metric I believe.


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I don't mind spending the money on good tools, I just didn't know what set to buy, and how you can tell what pitch any given bolt is. So buy finding the size of the bolt that tells you what you need? That said, I;m sure the brush method will clean it up, because I don't think the threads are messed up, just have thread locker in them. Thanks
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spray some brake or carb cleaner into the holes an use a wire brush to clean the threads. you shouldn't need a thread chaser unless the threads are actually damaged

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MightyWhity thanks for the link
Therm, and riaf75 thanks for the tips , much appreciated
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Just get a 3/8 course tap (16 threads per inch) and run it through the holes to clean out the threads. You can get a single tap from most any hardware store for under $10


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Just get a 3/8 course tap (16 threads per inch) and run it through the holes to clean out the threads. You can get a single tap from most any hardware store for under $10
That’s a cost effective alternative to an experienced hand. Put a new tap in an inexperienced hand and they’re likely to cut new threads and do more damage than anything else. Just sayin’


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