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Well my uncle called me and told me not only were the Swingarm Pivot bolts all boogered up and needing replacing, but now the threads where they bolt into are messed up on the left side of the frame as well.

I already got the new pivot bolts + locknut for the right + left side. But now I am in this stump now because no one local carries this tap that I need (which is a 30mm w/ 1.5 thread pitch) Didnt know that was a big tap until I called all of these nut and bolt places and they say "heck no, thats a big ass tap, whats that goin on!" Found a tap on the net for $60 + $25 for next day shipping. Man this sucks!
 

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You probably said, but how did you get into this mess? How did you wreck
your Foreman? Don't take this the wrong way, but it would stink to be you.
I hope you get'r runnin' pretty soon.
 

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you gotta pay to play.....
 

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u can go to a local bolt shop and pick up a bolt with that thread pitch or use your old swing arm lock bolt, take a side grinder and cut 4 groves in 4 sides of the bolts. Take a flat file and straighten the edges up alittle so it will cut and use it as a tap and use plenty of lubicant or u can use a die grinder with the small cutting wheels to clean the threads. I have used both of the cheap tricks and have come out sucessfull. Just something for u to think about. But the tap would do a better job on cleaning the threads. U can also check with some of the local machine shops and see if they have one and would rent it.
 

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I think I am will try your advice dirtyforman. I have called every bolt store around here including Grainger, and I work at Harris and they have a machine shop and they laughed when I told them the size of the bolt.
 

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I would use zip ties
 

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I would but, they just dont allow the precise pivoting that I would need. Otherwise I would have another 6 blue/orange zip ties to add to my collection.
 

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Call Travis Hardware in Cocoa village, they have everything.
 

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Bnjeep, your parts people do not have the Tap either. Thanks for the try though.

Well I gave in and ordered the one off the internet and had it next day shipped. Total was $80 big ones but at least it will be done right and I do not have to worry about it again. Once again...."you gotta pay to play!"

Thanks for your guys help.
 

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Dang that sucks, but you will have it fixed my sat right. well good luck who did you end up ordering it from?
 

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The place I ordered it from is called DrillsandTaps.com Yes since I got it overnighted it will be here tomorrow in the afternoonish time and as soon as it hits my doorstep im going to my uncles house to tap it out and put the bolt back in. I will be there friday night with the rest of the group.
 

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QUOTE ("eurobro":1hjx3lhq)
The place I ordered it from is called DrillsandTaps.com Yes since I got it overnighted it will be here tomorrow in the afternoonish time and as soon as it hits my doorstep im going to my uncles house to tap it out and put the bolt back in. I will be there friday night with the rest of the group.
WHEW! Crisis averted!!!
 

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Can nothing go my way??? Just called the company to make sure they got my order and everything and they said yes. Well when I said you also saw that I wanted next day and they said they didnt have it in stock and will be here on Monday. IDIOTS!!!! Im just gonna strip the bolt in there all the way, im tired of this crap!
 

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I can't believe a friggin MACHINE SHOP can't help!
Guess I spoke too soon about the crisis being averted!
 

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Just get a bigger wrench or an impact and put it to it. Sorry bout your bad luck.
 

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That sucks I hope you at least get it rigged up for this weekend. If not you always got your girls back to ride on
 

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Have you tried machine or fabrication shops? I can't believe Travis didn't have one...

I found one at <a href="http://www.mcmaster.com/" target="_blank">http://www.mcmaster.com/</a> They DO have everything, and have them in stock, bu tI guess its a day late and a dollar short now.


P/N 26015A383
High-Speed Steel Metric Thread Hand Tap Bottoming, 30 X 1.5mm, D6 Pitch Dia, 6 Flute
CHA-CHING
 

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Got it figured out last night. My uncle did pretty much what DirtyForman said and he cut 4 slots in the old bolt and cleaned out the threads almost perfect. Im ready to go again. See you ladies thurrr!!!
 
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