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post #11 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 10:05 AM
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I'm going to replace my 4 allen key bolts (the ones that hold the bark busters to the handlebars) to stainless steel, already had one snap in half after 1600k's, apparently the ones what come with the kit are zinc. I still have to somehow drill out the broken bit.
+1. One of mine snapped as my Strom was sitting on the garage after I had washed it. Ordered a SS set as well, I'm going to replace all of them.

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post #12 of 14 Old 12-13-2012, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going to replace my 4 allen key bolts (the ones that hold the bark busters to the handlebars) to stainless steel, already had one snap in half after 1600k's, apparently the ones what come with the kit are zinc. I still have to somehow drill out the broken bit.
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+1. One of mine snapped as my Strom was sitting on the garage after I had washed it. Ordered a SS set as well, I'm going to replace all of them.
What a great network this forum is.
Terrific wake-up to low tensile strength bolts
Thanks -- I'll measure mine and replace them as well.
Is SS the strongest/best way to go?

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post #13 of 14 Old 12-13-2012, 12:16 PM
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3 snapped

One of mine snapped, I replaced it with a hardware store part. Took a 60 miles ride, came back and found 2 more snapped. Replaced all with hardware store parts. Another 70 mile ride, no problems. I know how much is tight as I've been working on airplanes for 35 years and I didn't overtorque the originals.
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post #14 of 14 Old 12-13-2012, 09:36 PM
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SS replacements came today. I trashed the junk hardware and replaced them all.

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