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post #1 of 9 Old 10-28-2012, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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What size is this bolt ?

Today I noticed my rear disc was very hot after a ride. So I took the caliper off and lubed the pin and gave the piston area a general cleaning with some brake cleaner. When I went to put the caliper back on all went well until I tried to tighten down the rear bolt, number 9 below. It wasn't snugging down and kept spinning, so I kept cranking until it snapped..what a bone head. My question to you guys is does anyone know the size of this bolt and is it something thing I'm going to need to order from online or might ace or lowes have something like this? I just found the part on bike bandit. If I do have to buy from online where are some places you'd recommend?


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I'm not certain about that particular bolt, but I have yet to find a bolt on the Strom that I could not replace from a good hardware store. Sometimes I have to cut them to size, by I can always find a suitable alternative. I you have to buy online, www.oneidasuzuki.com is a good spot.

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Thanks for the info, I'll try ace/lowes first...I aslo think I need to ditch my junky harbor freight torque wrench. This is the second one that I've broke.

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Went to lowes and figured out it's M8-1.25x50. The guy I spoke to said the bolts he sold weren't heavy duty enough. He wasn't sure which grade I need because it was metric. Is class 10.9 strong enough? I found these on ebay and they seem a much better deal than the one bolt I found on bike bandit.

10 M8 - 1.25 x 50mm Hex Flange Bolts Large O.D. Class 10.9 Zinc IFI 536 : Amazon.com : Automotive

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I am not a fan of lowes for specialty bolts. Not really a good selection and help sucks. Ace hardware almost always has what I'm looking for in all different grades. I'd check them before ordering. Just my 2cent. Best of luck


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Is class 10.9 strong enough?
Grade 10.9 is the top of the chart.

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Actually, 12.9 is the top of the chart, but these are usually only available in socket head fasteners. 10.9 will work fine in this application.

You should be able to find a proper JIS flange bolt in the correct grade at, of all places, Autozone. They stock a decent selection of JIS flange bolts for Asian vehicles. (JIS means it will have the flange and the proper 12mm hex.)

The counter monkeys won't have a clue what you're talking about, so just stiff-arm them and rummage through the bolt display yourself. It's usually in the middle aisle.

The bolt you want will look just like the old one, except it will likely have a gold coating instead of the black stock coating.

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I guess I need to get a bigger chart.

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I guess I need to get a bigger chart.
They guys in a ace didn't know it went up to 12.9, I found the size I needed with a 10.9 hardness. If the head is 12mm like the stock. I'll stop my search if not ill go check out auto zone. Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated. At least in the meantime this will get me back on the road. I have a 3 day motorcycle camping trip planned for this weekend. It would shape to miss it because of a bone head move on my part.

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