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I have a 98 r1 and have just stripped the threads in the holes where the riders seat is attached. does anyone know if i will be able to drill and tap the holes bigger i.e. m8 or is there not enough material to do this.
thamks Geordie (alias clumsy get)
 

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I doubt you can drill and tap 8mm in there...better for you to try to find some place to replace the inserts instead.

Another way would be to try a proper sized tap (original pitch) then mount a "quick-release" setup with red loktite.

There are merely small bolts without heads with a hole drilled in them in which you insert a cutter pin.
 

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I has the same problem with my 00 R1 all i did was get a tapered M8 tap and my problems were solved in like 5 min.
Note my threads where really really bad but it worked like a charm anyway. Good luck!
 
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