Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?
I've found that if you screw the stud in tight then it has nowhere to go when things get hot and start expanding. If the stud is already bottomed out then when it expands it has nowhere to go except harder against the threads and tends to strip them out easier. I run the stud down, then crack it back just a little. I haven't stripped out a stud since I've been doing it this way.