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remove sprocket cover, may need to remove rear exhaust to accomplish this, mount indicator and measure end play at shaft end "IN OUT" record the measurement for future use, and check for radial play or runout, "UP DOWN SIDE TO SIDE" this will indicate mainshaft roller and race condition.
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I’m getting pumped to do this, but Im still not sure how to repair the holes. They are so rounded out that I don’t think a hilacoil is made that will fit. I’m tempted to tap a hole for a larger bolt that fits and then tap that bolt for the stock bolt. I need the opinions of a machinist.

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The other bolt in the picture is the stock bolt sitting very loosely in hole to keep debris from falling in the gears.
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I've been doing heli-coils and keenserts for years.

But for my race engines I call a mate you has a mobile thread repair business. That's all he does. And he can fix anything that needs a thread.

Google businesses in your local are and you may find some one like that.

Not as expensive as it might seem at first sight. You can buy "Bigserts" that will probably do the job. But you'll need a "kit" to start with that has the required tools.

For just two holes it may be cheaper to pay a professional.

http://www.timesert.com/html/bigsert.html
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I've been doing heli-coils and keenserts for years.

But for my race engines I call a mate you has a mobile thread repair business. That's all he does. And he can fix anything that needs a thread.

Google businesses in your local are and you may find some one like that.

Not as expensive as it might seem at first sight. You can buy "Bigserts" that will probably do the job. But you'll need a "kit" to start with that has the required tools.

For just two holes it may be cheaper to pay a professional.

http://www.timesert.com/html/bigsert.html
Yes, I looked for the timesert size I need and couldn’t find one. I like the idea of a professional. Once and done. That’s why I was thinking machinist, but I will look for a timesert specialist.
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I use professionals for things that matter. I can weld, I can machine, I can do a lot of things.

But there are people ho do these things over and over every day for a living.

I cannot match their expertise.

I do the things I do and let the experts do the things they do.
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I found this discussion on the XLFORUM during my search. Something I had never heard of was the twinsert. That would be a helicoil solution to my problem, but the Keensert appears to be the best solution since the hole is so big.

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