My clutch slave push rod oil seal was leaking so I swapped it out tonight... or at least tried to.
In my zeal to get 'er done, I grabbed the torque wrench set to 23Nm while torquing down the bolts that hold the clutch slave cylinder on. Sure enough, I heard a mighty "pop!" and the bolt spun freely.
I backed it out and it looked like there was a spring threaded on it:
Here's what the threaded boss looks like:
... which looked drilled out and heli-coiled to me (bike had ~14k mi on it when I bought it, so who knows)
Then I found this image of a meticulous re-build on VSRI, which looks like mine - I figure the chances of us both having a previously-repaired threaded hole are slim, so maybe mine looks "normal."
I WAS planning a trip this weekend (my first multi-day trip), but now I can't even put the @#$% thing back together.
I don't have a clue how to proceed, but a few options (none pleasant) come to mind:
1. chase the threads, get a new/ slightly longer bolt (the short one goes on top, right?) and hope for the best.
2. fill it with JB Weld, drill and tap.
3. drill it out and heli-coil it.
Any thoughts as to what I did/ how to fix this are extremely welcome!!!