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Hello brothers! Asking for your advice here. I own a kawasaki kx250f 2009 with stock forks. 
Came home from a ride, washed the bike and saw that one of the bolts that are holding the fork guards is bent. I know that this is something common and that also, the previous owner used helicoil to solve this problem but, when I took the guard off I saw that the thread is absolutely blown... What would be your advice fixing this? Thank you very much!

 

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Drill and tap it all the way through.  Run a longer bolt, and then start looking for some used forks to tune and use to replace. 

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Duct tape.    :D 

Looks like someone's been hammering on the hardware.   at any rate, you should be able to thread/Helicoil it again . Worst case scenario, have the lug replaced (they just screw on)  

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Be very very very careful of a longer bolt. It will put a dent in the fork leg which is a bad thing. One of those bolts being broken should not be a common thing, very low torque. Someone was very hamfisted.

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The way things are these days you can probably buy a set forks off eBay cheap? Sometimes cheaper than a repair?

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Find a competent welder and have him/her weld it. Take a small grinder or Dremmel tool and reshape, re-drill, and thread. You can probably have this welded for $20 or less. I've done this repair several times on different bikes.

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