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 Post subject: Metric or Imperial?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:11 pm 
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Current ride: Lightning XB12S
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Had to remove the "flyscreen" for want of a better description from my XB12s Lightning to fit some brighter bulbs and a new tacho fascia.

As they were "corroded" in I had to cut some slots to remove, than as the allen/torx key, can't remember which I used now rounded off the edges as there seems to be a mix of both on the bike.

Tried both M5,too small, and M6, too large, replacement bolts with little success, currently held in with M5 and a good layer of PTFE tape but not ideal.

Are the bolts imperial and any idea where I can get get some from?

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Andy :headbang:


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 Post subject: Re: Metric or Imperial?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:20 pm 
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:old: cant remember for certain , but i think they are Imperial

yeh there is a mix of both types..still you can never have too much chrome vanadium :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Metric or Imperial?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:30 pm 
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Thanks :ner:


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 Post subject: Re: Metric or Imperial?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:31 pm 
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no worries :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Metric or Imperial?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:32 pm 
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Not had to pull an XB apart yet, but it can't be more fun than working on a tube frame, they are a mix of everything under the sun. Certainly taught me a lot about Imperial/ metric/ pitch/ fine/ coarse/ torx/ etc.... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Metric or Imperial?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:39 am 
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not sure best ask :maz:
but a quick look on tinternet and
https://www.formsbirds.com/formimg/metr ... ble-d1.png

if m5 to small m6 to big them could be 7/32 :idea:
a look on the bay of E and you find
course thread
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Associated-2- ... SwGIRXbZk5
or
fine thread
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-64-UNF-Scre ... nOxjzHwefw

best ask :maz: probabley got on the shelf and DHL will sort postage if asked nicely :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Metric or Imperial?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:56 pm 
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10-32 X 5/8

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/361404391019

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