Another rookie question:
In another thread ("blown fuse") I mentioned that I'm now going to check the valve clearance on my 2001 KZ1000P. I've been very careful and read as much as I can first. The Clymer manual (I also have the factory shop manual) says to torque the cam cap bolts to 12 foot-lbs. It turns out 4 of the 16 are stripped (no I did not do it--on one of the caps someone even wrote "10" on the side of one where it's stripped). One of the bolts was even coming out when I first looked at it; i.e., not even finger tight.
Any suggestions appreciated. I've never fixed stripped threads and that aluminum seems soft....
Thanks in advance,