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The Nightmare Continues

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Well...sounds like Hiroshi/someone tried to tighten the head nuts on Hiroshi's bike to stop a leak in the head cover gasket. All the nuts were of course already tightened to max allowed torque for their of course they pulled the threads out of the block at the bottom of the stud.
Which means Friday afternoon and evening I get to spend my time tearing down the whole top end of the engine to get to the base of the studs so I can install a helicoil. Should be able to get it done in about four hours. Wonder how many of the other studs are stripped out too. The freakin things were tightened to 15 ft/lbs already.
When will people learn you can't just through a wrench on these bikes and start doing shit unless you know what you're doing.
What a freakin pain in the ass...I was really looking forward to a relaxing weekend at the track.
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Sorry to hear about the extent of the damage. They were parked next to us but the damage must have been done as I never saw the bike run.

If I can help in any way I'd be happy to. Don't know if I have any parts you may need but let me know. We'll be parked in the infield as our normal spot gets commandeered by the Baers collection of big trailers.
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