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How To Cut a New Thread With a Die or Tap

11 Jan 2019
by B. Schaap

How To Cut a New Thread With a Die or Tap

If you have a damaged thread in your motorcycle, you need a new wire thread. If you are making a motorcycle part/bracket yourself, you can drill a hole for mounting apart. Sometimes you want a new thread in it. 

A wire thread is sometimes better than using a nut on the bolt. Because the back end is difficult to reach and you can’t put a nut on the bolt. Sometimes it is easier to just be able to use a bolt without the nut because you have made your own wire thread in the material. This also gives your motorcycle a cleaner and neater design. That is what we are looking for in a Café Racer!

You can see on a diagram or the internet what size drill you want to use before using the tap. Most of the time, taps come in two or three sizes. The biggest one cuts the deepest in the material. If you start with the last one, you will not get it through. Be careful and don’t put too much force on the tap because it will break, and it is difficult to drill this piece of hard steel out of your bike. 

I have found a great instructional video about this subject. You can see this for yourself:
We have a great product for sale on our website so you can start making your own wire threads at home! 
Have fun with this! And good luck with your bike project.
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