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Hi I was doing maintenance and realized that both of my rear tank bolts have vibrated loose - I placed an order for oem bolts on bike bandit but they have informed me that COVID has delayed shipping from their suppliers and warehouses. In the mean time, do any of you have spare set from a part out bike? Or if you can please measure your stock ones for size and thread I can pick up some temporary ones from the hardware store. Thanks.

 

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I replaced mine with stainless steel (A4 or A2) allen head bolts and washers.

 

These are easily available from many hardware shops, online or from specialists such as boat chandlers (A4 is marine grade stainless steel, also known as 316)

 

A2 (also known as 304) is not quite as rust resistant as A4 but has a higher tensile strength, which isn't important for the tank bolts but can be important for other locations where strength is important such as engine or suspension mounts.

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5 minutes ago, J800VFR said:

I replaced mine with stainless steel (A4 or A2) allen head bolts and washers.

 

These are easily available from many hardware shops, online or from specialists such as boat chandlers (A4 is marine grade stainless steel, also known as 316)

 

A2 (also known as 304) is not quite as rust resistant as A4 but has a higher tensile strength, which isn't important for the tank bolts but can be important for other locations where strength is important such as engine or suspension mounts.

What length you suggest?

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You already had the info when you were on Bike Bandit; Honda BOLT, FLANGE (8X12) Part # 95701-08012-07, 😉

They are M8 x 12mm (notice the part number also gives away the size, 08012, often the case for fasteners with many manufacturers. Likely anything Honda starting with 95701 is a flanged bolt.

 

 

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On 7/29/2020 at 2:44 PM, Dangeruss said:

You already had the info when you were on Bike Bandit; Honda BOLT, FLANGE (8X12) Part # 95701-08012-07, 😉

They are M8 x 12mm (notice the part number also gives away the size, 08012, often the case for fasteners with many manufacturers. Likely anything Honda starting with 95701 is a flanged bolt.

 

 

I am sitting in the garage, and you made me pull one off....No way they are 8mm.... it's number 44 in the fische.... but any 6mm x 1.0 x 12 mm length will do it. It's not a critical bolt. I just have a hex with a washer on it. Chances are it's a Hillman part from Lowe's. - I wouldn't spend money just to get OEM in this spot.

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Mello dude, thanks for following up on that, when I posted that I would have guessed 6mm too but I copied the info from Bike Bandit because that was where Art said he bought them. I just cross checked at Ron Ayers and Honda and the part number is 95701-06012-07, Bolt, Flange (6x12), so a mistake on Bike Bandits listing. I wonder if they will deliver the correct part or the one they list?

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Indeed it is 6X12 but I think I will go back and get the 6X16 as with a thin washer they barely catch the threads so have been using them without the washers for now.

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3 hours ago, artpongs said:

Indeed it is 6X12 but I think I will go back and get the 6X16 as with a thin washer they barely catch the threads so have been using them without the washers for now.

Double check it so the bolts aren't jamming into the cross piece below it.

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