has anybody ever tried to use a helicoil in reverse? no, no, i don't mean thread it in backwards.
normal use would be to repair threads in a hole so a bolt can be screwed in, rite?
has anybody ever successfully tried to use one to repair the threads on a stud so the nut could be threaded on?
i managed to bugger up the threads on the clutch side of the front footboard mounting post.