Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Rockaway Borough, NJ, USA
Re: Helicoil advice-shift linkage ball stud threads
Thanks for all the suggestions. I've found a local machine shop that will do the job for me. The helicoil kit is $120 and I'm not likely to use it much. I tend to shy away from the quick fix thread repair stuff. This is a critical application and needs to be done 100%.
BTW, the issue with the ball stud was that the threaded brass insert bushing was worn badly due to loosening of the ball stud. This eventually caused the failure of the stud and damage to the threads. I was fairly good at checking and lubricating the linkage so it must've happended pretty quickly.
2003 K1200LT Black