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post #1 of 4 Old 05-23-20, 15:54 Thread Starter
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2006 Daytona 675 - replace airbox screws?

I'm doing my first valve check on my new to me Daytona, it's been a learning experience but not bad all in all.

Putting back the airbox I'm noticing that there is a fair amount of plastic on the screw threads. I'm thinking of changing over to threaded inserts (something like: https://www.ezlok.com/threaded-inserts-for-plastic )

Has anyone given that a try?

I know I'll be into the airbox a couple times during the life of the bike and the screws just don't feel good going in.
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Iíve had the same issue. Just replace the air box. You need to be really easy on the screws. Iíve got 2 perfect airboxs if your interested. PM and Iíll take some photos


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When assembling plastic parts with coarse pitch screws, try to turn the screw counter-clockwise slowly as if you were backing it out, when you feel the screw "drop" stop and then begin to thread it in and continue to tighten. This method maximizes the chance you pick up the old threads that the screw cut in the plastic and greatly reduces the amount of material that is recut.

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You can drop the cut off tag ends from zip ties into the stripped threads then cut them flush to the top of the hole. That will give the screw plenty of bite.

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