• So I m gathering materials to fix the dreaded valve cover leak on my 82 xl500r

    So I'm gathering materials to fix the dreaded valve cover leak on my 82 xl500r. Is it true that there is enough material to just tap to m8 and install studs? Anything else I should be concerned with?

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    • Dunno about enough material there but i just helicoiled the stripped threads and fixed the leak

    • Yea i used helicoil kit from ebay worked perfect

    • Do you know what size they are?

    • I don't want to helicoil I just want to tap them to the next size up and install studs so I won't have an issue again from limited info over here in the states I think it's possible but wanted to see if anyone else had done it