So, a bolt hole for the rear rack is stripped

Handlebars

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Here's a video I found that gives me some options and why one way might be more suitable for the situation than another

 

6zfshdb

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I first try several wraps of pipe thread tape. If this doesn't work, as in the video, I drill out the hole and tap it for the next larger size bolt. Last resort is to drill all the way through and put a nut on the bolt end. I realize this isn't an option in the video. I've never had much luck with Helicoils. Too expensive & difficult to work with.

The copper wire is an interesting idea but you have to be careful not to put too much material in the hole. It's easy to split an aluminum casting.
 

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I first try several wraps of pipe thread tape. If this doesn't work, as in the video, I drill out the hole and tap it for the next larger size bolt. Last resort is to drill all the way through and put a nut on the bolt end. I realize this isn't an option in the video. I've never had much luck with Helicoils. Too expensive & difficult to work with.

The copper wire is an interesting idea but you have to be careful not to put too much material in the hole. It's easy to split an aluminum casting.
I'm going with your tape suggestion first. Also a major "thank you" for the warning on the copper strands idea.