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post #31 of 37 Old 08-31-2019, 01:55 PM
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It kind of depends on the design of the tap. Its apparently deep enough to thread a 8 x1.25 Helicoil re-tap into, which incidentally is ever So Close to the same Diameter as a true 10 x 1.25 tap it ain't funny. If the tap has a non-essential pointy tip on it, they can be blunted/squared-off on with a grinder.

I can see about 5-6 mm of space between the frame rail & the backside of the stock captured nuts on my bike. Thats about 3-4 threads of available protrusion.
That should be enough space for most 10 x 1.25 taps to fully cut the threads.

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It kind of depends on the design of the tap. Its apparently deep enough to thread a 8 x1.25 Helicoil re-tap into, which incidentally is ever So Close to the same Diameter as a true 10 x 1.25 tap it ain't funny. If the tap has a non-essential pointy tip on it, they can be blunted/squared-off on with a grinder.

I can see about 5-6 mm of space between the frame rail & the backside of the stock captured nuts on my bike. Thats about 3-4 threads of available protrusion.
That should be enough space for most 10 x 1.25 taps to fully cut the threads.
I put a very small hex key in the crack between the sides of the mounting box and measured 1/4' clear between the back of the nut and the frame tube.

Then I used a piece of 1/8" stock and drilled the 11/32" hole recommended for the 10M x 1.25 pitch tap in it. Then I ran the tap in until 3/16" came out the other side. Then I screwed a 10M x 1.25 bolt in the hole. It went completely through by hand.

Thanks for your suggestion to measure the clearance through that little crack that I had not noticed.

While looking for a 10M tap I went to the Fastenall store I usually go to for fasteners larger than I think Ace Hardware would have. I was surprised to find a large sign on the door that said "NO INDIVIDUAL SALES - ONLY CONTRACTORS WITH ACCOUNTS". Fortunately Ace had the 10M tap.

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post #33 of 37 Old 08-31-2019, 04:46 PM
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i have the ims pro series. fits well. spring can be puzzling but it takes a couple of fitting test to find how to put spring. good grip


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post #34 of 37 Old 08-31-2019, 07:32 PM
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i have the ims pro series. fits well. spring can be puzzling but it takes a couple of fitting test to find how to put spring. good grip
I have the same or similar pegs. I ground the teeth on the outside tips down because sometimes when I came to a stop and put a foot down my pant legs would hang up on the teeth and I couldn't get my foot down. This could cause you to fall in front of the car in the next lane over at a multi-lane stop light.
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i have the ims pro series. fits well. spring can be puzzling but it takes a couple of fitting test to find how to put spring. good grip
I have the same or similar pegs. I ground the teeth on the outside tips
down because sometimes when I came to a stop and put a foot down my pant legs would hang up on the teeth and I couldn't get my foot down. This could cause you to fall in front of the car in the next lane over at a multi-lane stop light.
interesting, do you have a pic?
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I put a very small hex key in the crack between the sides of the mounting box and measured 1/4' clear between the back of the nut and the frame tube.

Then I used a piece of 1/8" stock and drilled the 11/32" hole recommended for the 10M x 1.25 pitch tap in it. Then I ran the tap in until 3/16" came out the other side. Then I screwed a 10M x 1.25 bolt in the hole. It went completely through by hand.

Thanks for your suggestion to measure the clearance through that little crack that I had not noticed.

While looking for a 10M tap I went to the Fastenall store I usually go to for fasteners larger than I think Ace Hardware would have. I was surprised to find a large sign on the door that said "NO INDIVIDUAL SALES - ONLY CONTRACTORS WITH ACCOUNTS". Fortunately Ace had the 10M tap.
Ace also had some 10m 1.25mm fine thread grade 10 bolts but they had 15mm hex/washer heads. The washers on the bolt heads had a slight interference with each other so, I ground one of the washers down a bit and all is well.
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I ended up going with Alba Billet pegs. They are nearly identical to the Tusk and found out they are manufactured at the same plant.
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