Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Replacement bolts for fork lower triple clamp?

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    45

    Replacement bolts for fork lower triple clamp?

    So, did my research - gotta be grade 8, can't use stainless due to the torque involved and 'cold fusion' of the bolt with the clamp. St Paul HD only appears to stock the lower pinch bolt (the ones that hold the front wheel on). Got some black oxide ones that meet the grade 8 minimum but....they're rusting a bit. No beuno.

    Where can I source a grade 8, stainless type bolt like this? I went to one Harley dealer (god, I hate stepping into those places) and they don't even show that the bolt exists. It's the one that takes a 1/4" hex, not the 5/16".

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Cooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Crawling up your skirt
    Posts
    10,053
    McMasterCarr.com or Grainger.com for a Zinc plated versions that will hold up to outside corrosion resistance.

    Twinmotorcycles.nl lists it if you want one with a HD stamp on the head.
    Last edited by Cooter; 05-30-2022 at 08:26 PM.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    45
    Hmmm, McMaster has it but only sells in packs of 25 - way more than I need (4). Couldn't find anything or Grainger nor Twin's site. Got a link for Twin moto's site? I searched and searched.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    786
    I love going to the HD dealership. Lots of eye candy and my store is Buell friendly.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Cooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Crawling up your skirt
    Posts
    10,053
    25 from McMaster will still be less than 4 from Harley.

    Sorry for not posting a link to:
    Quote Originally Posted by Cooter View Post
    Twinmotorcycles.nl
    its http://www.twinmotorcycles.nl

  6. #6
    Senior Member Barrett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Location
    AmishLand, PA
    Posts
    519
    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
    I love going to the HD dealership. Lots of eye candy and my store is Buell friendly.
    I as well, Josh. Regular trips to the factory also enjoyable. Great way to bump into some legendary people just hanging about.

    jay at york.jpg
    spring and H-D.jpg



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •