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Buying the wrong thread cutter can be a pricey mistake

For a long time now, I cannot ride my Honda SS50 because the thread of the spark plug has been damaged, so I bought a repair kit for the handsome amount of 60 Euro. Seriously, this stuff is way too pricey.

But I thought "hey, it will not be the only time that a thread goes bonkers (am i right, overhead camshaft PS and PC riders?) in an alloy head and perhaps I can help others too"

Noble thought, wrong execution. Partly my mistake, partly the tool supplier's mistake, but yeah I cannot trade it in any more.  Because I should have invested one (1) Euro in a thread gauge that I ordered of eBay.

This one:

thread gauge

I strongly advise you to grab one from the internets, since they are wa-haay too pricey in the store. I really want to keep buying my parts and tools in the local stores, but this was a rare exception because the repair kit was so darn expensive.

If I had invested the one (1) Euro in this tool, then I would have bought the right thread repair kit for the 60 Euro!Oh well, lesson learned. C7HSA spark plugs have a M10x1.0 thread. And not a 1.25.

thread repair kit

Comments  

0 #4 Goldie 2015-08-16 11:07
Relax met ideal kunnen betalen, nu 30 dagen wachten geloof ik :)
+1 #3 Goldie 2015-08-16 09:24
Ja, aliebaba.....

ik zal het een keer gaan proberen bij die Chinesen :)

Bedankt!
+1 #2 foxbox 2015-08-15 23:11
Ik heb gekeken, maar die winkel bestaat niet meer! (fuuu...) Het goedkoopste en meest uitgebreide wat ik kan vinden zit zo rond de 12 euro incl. verzending. Item 1: https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Metric-60-Whitworth-55-Thread-Screw-Pitch-Gauge-GAGE-WITH-LOCK-UP-DEVICE-/151188939876?hash=item2333902464 en Item 2: https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Screw-Thread-Pitch-Cutting-Gauge-Set-Centre-Gage-55-60-degrees-Inch-Metric-/221824037314?hash=item33a5be31c2

Goedkoper kan direct uit China voor ongeveer 5 euro: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Hot-Sale-52pcs-Thread-Plug-Gage-Stainless-Steel-Metric-Screw-Pitch-60-and-55-Degree-Thread/32416355917.html

Ik wil em ook wel voor je bestellen als je het niet aandurft! :)
0 #1 Goldie 2015-08-15 11:00
oe!

linkje naar die draad-meter op ebay graag.
kan hem zo niet vinden... :-)

Thanks!

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