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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Would it not be cheaper to get a mobile mechanic to come out and do it?
    Very possibly. I guess I feel more comfy using ktm but that's not to say they'll do a better job. If I knew a good mobile mechanic I'd be all over it.

    There are 2 car mechanics in my village within pushing distance but again no idea if they are any good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    Have you got a car with a tow bar, could you hire a bike trailer - you could borrow mine, but by the time you've driven to mine you might as well have hired a van.
    Just remembered I have a share in a 3 bike trailer at a mates house. Trying to pin him down though is the issue (and the reason I don't do trackdays). I'll bell him though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    I've seen a few, i'm not saying it's your fault....it's more theirs than yours IMO.
    Next on my list is better bolts. Wondered if I could use ti bolts instead

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    Are aftermarket allen bolt kits still a thing? They were very popular in the 1980's to replace JIS3 headed engine bolts on Japanese bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    Next on my list is better bolts. Wondered if I could use ti bolts instead
    You could, but you'd be better off with high tensile steel, though the problem you're going to have next is the bolt pulling the thread out of the casing.
    My Husky used to go through engine bolts due to vibration, there were certain bolts I replaced every time I took them out because I knew they'd fail if I didn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    You could, but you'd be better off with high tensile steel, though the problem you're going to have next is the bolt pulling the thread out of the casing.
    My Husky used to go through engine bolts due to vibration, there were certain bolts I replaced every time I took them out because I knew they'd fail if I didn't
    Going forward with these KTM bolts I'm treating them as 1 use only from now on if I keep using them. I'd rather buy a pack of spares than go through this again.

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    Could you use a stud and nut instead of a bolt?

    Maybe an dome headed nut if looks are important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Could you use a stud and nut instead of a bolt?

    Maybe an dome headed nut if looks are important.
    The filter cover is at the left of the pic with the Merc badge like machining on it
    https://blog.ktm.com/wp-content/uplo...uke_Engine.jpg

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    A suitable stud and nut would do nicely. You could even use wing nuts to speed up the filter change

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    Looks identical to the EXCF oil filter cover.

    I do an oil and filter change every 15 - 18 hours so mines off regularly, I've replaced my bolts with Ti ones and am very careful on torqueing them. The bikes had over 15 filter changes (between the previous owner and me) and the threads are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crust View Post
    Looks identical to the EXCF oil filter cover.

    I do an oil and filter change every 15 - 18 hours so mines off regularly, I've replaced my bolts with Ti ones and am very careful on torqueing them. The bikes had over 15 filter changes (between the previous owner and me) and the threads are fine.
    I think going forward mine will be hand tightened only. My torque wrench was set to 6nm as stated. Even it it was off it wouldn't be by much and was fine on the identical bolt I'd just done up.

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    Jody bike mover he is in Hertfordshire
    07966 119578
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    Wheelies motorcycles it's my mate dave he lives in Essex and has his own workshop and may pick it up and do the job for you.
    01708 609281

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