Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
I always felt like the torque spec was too high on those risers. I always used a torque wrench, but would chicken out every time before it clicked - it just seemed like too much for that screw.
Anyway, this really doesn't seem like a big problem. I'll bet you could even just drill and tap it for a screw one size larger. Do both sides if you are anal....
But I would definitely try the thread insert first. If it holds torque, it is fine! And if you screw it up, it is only a $200 mistake. Chicken feed in the world of Ducati ownership.
2006 Sport 1000 Race Bike. SOAR Novice #282