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Just wondering if those bulk deals on SS nuts n' bolts you see on eBay are worth it. I wouldn't put one where there's any real stress but there are plenty of places on my bike where the OEM ones are rotting out.

Just curious.

Geo
 

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Just wondering if those bulk deals on SS nuts n' bolts you see on eBay are worth it. I wouldn't put one where there's any real stress but there are plenty of places on my bike where the OEM ones are rotting out.

Just curious.

Geo
Waste of time and money unless you are desperate if you just want a few s/s in different sizes try these people

FWB Products Limited - specialising in tools, fasteners, pipeline, electrical, workwear, safety & janitorial goods.

I work in food industry and everything has to be stainless and we get everything from here. The other thing with those bulk buys you dont know the size and pich of threads or what quality they are. But there's certainly no harm in keeping some spares at home for when something drops out. I certainly wouldn't waste money on pro-bolt sets either especially when fwb sell cap head bolts from£0.01
 

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Thanks for the advice, Jason.:thumbright: I won't bother with the bulk buy.


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Don't forget, although strictly not necessary SS to SS, make sure you copper grease all threads before replacing; it's a good habit to get into.
 

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Don't forget, although strictly not necessary SS to SS, make sure you copper grease all threads before replacing; it's a good habit to get into.
not strictly true, never a good idea to copper grease brake caliper mounting bolts etc, but for most things i would agree also the use of spring washers on anything that vibrates a bit and prone to working loose if loctite can't be used
 

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not strictly true, never a good idea to copper grease brake caliper mounting bolts etc,
Doh always copper grease any bolt I remove.

I am looking to replace a lot of the bolts, screws etc on my TA stating to show rust effects, any ideas of a decent place to get an assorted selecting of metric screws etc for a TA??
 

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any ideas of a decent place to get an assorted selecting of metric screws etc for a TA??
see thelink i posted above. anything you want or need they supply and you can have normal or high tensile
 

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Some bikes caliper mounting bolts seem more prone to corrosion than others and on these I would use copper grease. I do check my bikes regularly. so, when I clean them, I glance over all essential fasteners, but I do get your concern jasonbc.
 
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