Dave: I have to replace the grease nipple with a 6.0
x 1.0 after putting a thread insert in the hole. As the bike lived in
Australia, one of the original 6.0 x 0.7 threaded nipples must have been
lost and a 1/4" nipple was butchered in the hole. I wanted
to put the original 6.0 x 0.7's in the hole (found two supplier in Germany)
but I cant find a thread repair kit for that size thread.
Odeon8: Hi Dave, probably the grease nipple has M6x0,75.
BUT: There is an alternative to the existing M6x1 thread.
Look at www.ulismotorradladen.de. They are selling special nipples with
Part number item price
S000 72284 Schmiernippel 6mm Normalgewinde € 1,66 €
For changing the thread back look this eBay offer. Haraldseifert is shipping
I would not try to change back to M6x0,75 because of the risk damaging
the thread completely...
Greetings from Bavaria
Dave: Thanks Thomas, I bought
a few nipples as you described from Uli's in my last order, seen here
with the original BMW 6.0 x 0.75 nipple.
When the 1/4" nipple was screwed in it destroyed the thread in the
housing so I have to repair it using this kit:
Grease nipple thread repair using the kit mentioned above:
1. Clearance drill.
2. Tap thread.
3. Insert new thread.
4. Finished thread, 6.0x1.0mm.