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- Kansas City Mo.
I realize these are not performance tires. The speed rating is just barely above Texas's max speed on it's new tollway. I wanted cheap tires for around town. As long as they keep the inner tube on the inside I'll be happy. I also know the ribbed front is/was not first choice for tires if you wanted to ride in a spirited manor or ride on steel bridges or rain grooves.The only time I levered on a cheap front tire I spent weeks healing. Might have been young and unskilled...
Bad threads in the case. When putting the fitting in it did not spin in by hand. I remembered when taking it out it didn't spin out with just my fingers like normal. Didn't think much of it. Going back in it felt strange. Went to tighten and felt mushy. Took it back out and found a sliver of thread on the fitting. Looked in the case and could see the threads were in bad shape. Fudge. Decided to clean out the bad threads and see how it felt. Went in like normal except when I went to tighten it it still had the mushy feeling. Double fudge. The hole is taped all the way to the bottom. Decided to modify a fitting so it would reach further. Seems to have worked. Fitting threaded in like normal and tightened up like normal. No leak so far, fingers crossed. When it tightened up it was a hard stop no mushy feeling. I also pulled the side filter off and flushed the passage out with brake clean and compressed air so I should have no pieces of threads going into the head.What's the reason behind that oil pipe lower fitting mod?