I recently acquired an 81 twinstar and it really needs help... It being my first bike, I don't know much about em. My first ride on it I noticed my left pant leg getting wet. The gasket was spewing. Figured out it was the left side of the valve cover. The bolt hole there is stripped out. Is there a way to fix it this or do I need a new engine?
Not a problem people strip them out all the time, they are a shouldered bolt and once they are tight they are tight. You cannot snug them up to stop an oil leak. Just go to your local auto parts store and get a Heli-coil kit. It should be an M6X1.0 thread. You can get the bolt at your local Honda dealer if you need it.
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