Honda ATV Forum banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
866 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I was riding today, flying around a turn when my rear end slid out and my right rear tire slammed into a tree. I didn't think anything was too wrong, so i rode a little bit further and stopped to meet up with my friends.
I checked out the quad (2004 honda 250ex) and noticed the right swingarm bolt was missing and the swingarm on that side was out of place.
My riding for the day was over....
I got the quad home, and figured the swingarm was stripped out and thats how the bolt flew out (we managed to find the bolt btw), and so I ordered a swingarm on ebay.
I went out to tear down the bike after i had the rear wheels and swingarm off the bike, i found that the threads for the bolt are actually on the frame, not the swingarm :(
I'm not sure what to do...
The bolt won't go in and stay, and if it did, it'd probly just pop out again...
I'm not going to get a new frame...
What do you guys suggest?
I'm waiting for some pics to post for reference.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
233 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
866 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I'm not sure about a heli coil...
It seems like it would be the best, most professional way to do it, but i dont think it's something i could do.

The bolt is the stock bolt and it goes into the swingarm (it's a shaft drive so the inner part of the swingarm is sealed off for the drive shaft.)

My idea so far is to either take the bolt and attempt to thread it in how it should be, and then weld a piece into the frame opening to stop the bolt from coming out...
or... i would attempt to recreate the bolt, minus the threads (since they're stripped out anyways) and have it go into the swingarm bearings correctly, and just have it spot welded to the frame to hold it in place.
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
233 Posts
well i hate ti say it but if all els fails JB weld but that bolts never gonna come out aging
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
866 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Well, i think i found a solution.

Turns out, there's a machine shop that sells and services motorcycles and atvs in town. I went down there, showed them some pictures and explained the situation and he said for roughly $100 he can retap the frame and machine a new bolt to work.
Hopefully it works out... i wanna ride!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
23,581 Posts
Well, i think i found a solution.

Turns out, there's a machine shop that sells and services motorcycles and atvs in town. I went down there, showed them some pictures and explained the situation and he said for roughly $100 he can retap the frame and machine a new bolt to work.
Hopefully it works out... i wanna ride!
Yep, that sounds like the way to go.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top