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 Post subject: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:06 pm 
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i bought this the other day
http://www.a2stainless.co.uk/Buell-XB12 ... AM92X.aspx

it has been a pleasure to fit and looks the nuts
it makes the other bolts look like garbage


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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:07 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:58 am 
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Whats wrong with them ... ? mine are all fuzzy and was considering stainless ones too :oooops:

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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:51 pm 
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Ash, there's all sorts of articles on line about galvanic corrosion and sacrificial anodes - which the ally may become lOl I've seen threads rotted out on an old Brit bike that was left for years in a warm, moist garage. Make of this what you will.

Some years ago, I built a kit aircraft and when it underwent an inspection by the PFA for one of the stages in the build, I asked the Inspector if I could substitute some stainless fasteners for some ordinary steel ones that were quoted in the build spec. He looked at me with surprise :D . Another example is the failure of bolts on cliffs that (some :roll: ) climbers use for protection. When stainless bolts are used - even a few miles from the sea :o , the BMC declared them as 'bombs with a short fuse'. They have been known to fail in as little as 18 months. One piece, glued in bolts are the only type recommended for these applications.

The only time I use them is with lashings of Coppaslip, which also reduces their nasty tendency to gall up without warning.

These are only my personal views, some people with a deeper understanding of chemistry may well prove me wrong :D

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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:42 pm 
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So what to do about the crap standard bolts that go white and furry at the slightest hint of rain ..... furry engine bolts really let a bike down

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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:47 pm 
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i'd protect them with a dab of acf50

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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:09 pm 
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mcrbuelligan wrote:
i'd protect them with a dab of acf50

But that won't work retroactively. If they already look shite, I'm not sure what you could use to clean them up first.

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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Go on Ash, copaslip them as they go in though. I have them on my Firebolt...

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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:31 pm 
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Ash wrote:
So what to do about the crap standard bolts that go white and furry at the slightest hint of rain ..... furry engine bolts really let a bike down
Take em out, clean em up and ceramic coat them.

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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:08 pm 
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Don`t look at them....And when you are on the bike, you can`t.
Works for me :yup:

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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:00 pm 
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pash wrote:
Go on Ash, copaslip them as they go in though. I have them on my Firebolt...



:yt: job done :yup:






..OR you could get some of those nice green/pink/blue/red anodised ones from M&P :twisted:
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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:29 pm 
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Nutah wrote:
..OR you could get some of those nice green/pink/blue/red anodised ones from M&P :twisted:
:couch:


Think they only do black now :couch:

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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:18 pm 
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everytime i changed a particular bit, it got a bit better
the engine ones in particular,

but the kit had everything, even tiny ss screws for the front brake reservoir
and ones for the hand guards!!!


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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:45 pm 
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pash wrote:
Nutah wrote:
..OR you could get some of those nice green/pink/blue/red anodised ones from M&P :twisted:
:couch:


Think they only do black now :couch:



badoom tish :mrgreen: :app:

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 Post subject: Re: SS fasteners
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:13 pm 
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:yt: :hehe:

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