Quantcast

Rockshox Boxxer Heli-coil Success ?

peecee

Monkey
Apr 27, 2012
232
42
Australia
Im not to savvy when it comes to fixing parts like forks id usually just bin them and get new ones but in this case I need some help.

Basically I have 3 pairs of older boxxers 1999, 2002 and 2003 that Im wanting to put on a few retro rides, problem im having is the people that sold them did not mention that 2 or 3 of the 4 dropout allen screws/bolts were rounded off.

Ive heard about heli-coil is that my best bet or is it possible to get the next size up and use a tap to put a new thread down in there ?

Any help/tips/photos/videos would be greatly appreciated.

cheers
 

ritche

Monkey
Dec 3, 2011
311
19
I retapped the 4 pinch bolt holes deeper and use longer bolts on my 01 cherry red boxxer.
 

4130biker

PM me about Tantrum Cycles!
May 24, 2007
3,900
444
Lizard Town
For a rounded off head, I'd try an e-z out. If threads are bad I'd try idea above, then if that doesn't work, helicoil, so you don't have to have custom heads on an up-sized bolt.