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I bought original bolts when i replaced rear disc afew months ago, then saw some S/S on ebay @ £10 for 8.. great price, last week put my spare wheel on minus disc, so thought use the new bolts... I think they're made from a new material.............stainless putty!!!!!!!!!!. They maybe cheap but are not worth it. Can't comment on the bolts from Wemoto @ £4 each. Just a word of caution.
 

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There are certain items I would not use on the bikes running gear.
Stainless steel bolts is one, they may be good for engine casings but for mounting discs or sprockets, I do not think so.
 

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As above. Most stainless bolts don't have the correct strength characteristics for applications like brake bolts. Fine for fairing fixings etc but not where safety is concerned. Some trusted companies like Pro-bolt can supply the right ones for you, otherwise OE is best I think. Pricey, but peace of mind is hard to value.
 

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I bought original bolts when i replaced rear disc afew months ago, then saw some S/S on ebay @ £10 for 8.. great price, last week put my spare wheel on minus disc, so thought use the new bolts... I think they're made from a new material.............stainless putty!!!!!!!!!!. They maybe cheap but are not worth it. Can't comment on the bolts from Wemoto @ £4 each. Just a word of caution.
Fair comment, but why bother to replace bolts with new ones for the sake of it just because the others have been used. Can understand it if the ones being removed are damaged though.
 

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the originals left me treating a mate to afew drinks... snap-on hex drive, hq star torque drive, left in penetration fluid, fine point heated, finally worked with a big bar being seam welded to all 4 bolts. Unusable afterwards i thought. wemoto/silvers originals from now on.
 

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There are certain items I would not use on the bikes running gear.
Stainless steel bolts is one, they may be good for engine casings but for mounting discs or sprockets, I do not think so.
absolute bollox - if you buy staineless steel bolts from people like pro bolt, they are the correct strength & specific for the job.
 

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I tend to agree Sean, I didn't post a reply earlier because I never know how some members might react. I've used lots of stainless in the past wit no probs at all. In the stores where I used to work there were lots of button head type M8 screws that passed off very well as disc rotor fasteners. Used them on the XJR1300 no bother. Personally I prefer stainless bolts but no doubt there are plenty who chose to use crap BZP ones with 4.2 stamped on the top!
 

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absolute bollox - if you buy staineless steel bolts from people like pro bolt, they are the correct strength & specific for the job.
Pro-bolt are nothing special 90% of pro-bolt is the name the bolts are nothing special either they only got a name because they did anodised bike specific kits.

My works is food industry so everything has to be high grade stainless all our nuts bolts and fasteners all come from:-

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

They are a local shop to us you can have any tensile grade any length any finish and they cost pence, the name PRO-BOLT aint worth a w**k because your paying over inflated prices for a name and personally i don't want blue, pink or gold tacky bolts plastered over my bikes.

BUt thats my 2penneth
 

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Pro-bolt are nothing special 90% of pro-bolt is the name the bolts are nothing special either they only got a name because they did anodised bike specific kits.

My works is food industry so everything has to be high grade stainless all our nuts bolts and fasteners all come from:-

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

They are a local shop to us you can have any tensile grade any length any finish and they cost pence, the name PRO-BOLT aint worth a w**k because your paying over inflated prices for a name and personally i don't want blue, pink or gold tacky bolts plastered over my bikes.

BUt thats my 2penneth
I agree with you Jason if i need any stainless bolts i go here their just outside cardiff you can buy 1 or a 1000 cheep as chips.
Fromstock Limited - Specialist, independent non-ferrous metal stockist and supplier company, Cardiff, South Wales, UK
 

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I just use any old bolt I can find in the skip at the recycling centre. If you get enough leverage on them, one bolt will eventually fit anything.






















































































































































Just kidding, please don't try this at home kids!

I was always told that stainless steel in ANY high shear, high load environment is a no-no, and that was from mechanics who knew what they were talking about (but worked on 200mph MotoGP bikes!!)

I guess you can probably get the right tensile strength stainless steel for brakes, but is that nuts only, or bolts as well??? Bolts would have to deal with more sheer than a retaining nut.

Plain old high tensile steel does for me, or titanium when I win the lottery!!


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Stainless bolts can be used for any application if you get the correct grade of stainless. You can also check out the supplier if you ask for the certificate of conformity.:thumbup:
 

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Stainless bolts can be used for any application if you get the correct grade of stainless. You can also check out the supplier if you ask for the certificate of conformity.:thumbup:
I was waiting for a comment from you Jason. Spot on - decent stainless bolts will have the tensile strength on the heads - 8.8 is probably the correct tensile strength, depending on the size of the bolt (8.8 up to M8).
There are some issues when screwed into aluminium, but nothing worth worrying about. The 10.9 (tensile strength) are too brittle and may well shear when used on critical moving parts. Always go to recognised suppliers (Wurth!), as some bolts are not made to any spec at all.
 

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This thread was originally about bolts on EBAY.
If you can get bolts from a proper source, then they should be correct for the purpose, but buying this type of thing from EBAY would not be advised as the grade is not certain.
 

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This thread was originally about bolts on EBAY.
If you can get bolts from a proper source, then they should be correct for the purpose, but buying this type of thing from EBAY would not be advised as the grade is not certain.
Why do people always assume ebay is cheap ???????? it's easy to get things locally and just as cheap if not cheaper amd better quality than ebay you just have to find the right places.

I avoid ebay like the plague
 

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Why do people always assume ebay is cheap ???????? it's easy to get things locally and just as cheap if not cheaper amd better quality than ebay you just have to find the right places.

I avoid ebay like the plague
I use e-bay quite allot but not before checking the price on things in my local bike shop, if there's only a fiver or so in it i much rather put the money over the counter of a bike shop.
This is an example of why

I had a puncture within the first half hour of a long days ride and used my spare tube so popped to a bike shop i use regular and there was a massive que so i shouts to the owner from the back chuck us a rear tube and i'll pay you next week over it came and i was on my way that is quality you cannot get from e-bay

back on subject i just ordered all new bolts for the front and rear disc's on my AT at the cost of £30 from my local honda dealer i like to buy genuine when i can afford it because whatever numpty had the bike before me put some crap aftermarket bolts in there and i can't find an allen key to fit properly their all just a little too small i'm sure their e-bay s4it.
Also on the front speedo drive side when you put the wheel on and leave the fork leg clamp loose so the forks can be aligned properly the heads of the bolts clash with the caliper mounting bracket so i have to pull the fork leg out sideways so it will clear, which i dont like as it means the forks are not clamped up in their natural resting position.
 

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I also use EBAY for certain items, mainly Vivariums and plastic fasteners, I would however use a proper supplier for things such a bolts for mountings for a bike.
 

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There are certain items I would not use on the bikes running gear.
Stainless steel bolts is one, they may be good for engine casings but for mounting discs or sprockets, I do not think so.

Nothing about Ebay on here stumpy. just the general overstatement about not using stainless bolts.

And yes alot of the anodised bolts from pro bolt are tat, but the stainless disc bolts are fine - I use them on my busa and on my 660 tenere without a problem....
 
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