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Old 03-28-2008, 02:12 PM
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Replacement Front Rotor Bolts?

I have been looking all over for replacement bolts for my new rotors as the service manual says you should replace the bolts when remounting rotors.

All the bolts I can find with the same thead size have a smaller head than the stock ones. I bought some that are stainless steel and should be stronger than the old factory ones but like I said have a smaller shoulder (head) than stock. I tried reusing the old ones and sheared off the head of the bolt only using 15lbs of torque!!!? That is why I want better metal than stock.

My question is have any of you used bolts other than the factory rotor bolts?

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Old 03-28-2008, 07:10 PM
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Hi Moto,
I could be completely wrong, but I think they are designed as single use only. Iíve run across shear bolts (thatís their name) on the brakes for my truck. Probably a safety issue using old stretched bolts. Iíd recommend getting the stockers. YMMV
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:46 PM
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Thanks for the input Greg. Think I might have to order some stockers from hondaparts-direct.com but these TI bolts from Knee draggers look intresting...

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/..._--613193.html

But at $90+ for the front rotor set it's a bit steep. I was hoping for something better than stock but not quite TI grade. Anyone know of "mid grade" bolts?

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Old 03-29-2008, 08:35 AM
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I've always reused my rotor bolts. The torque specification is only 14 ft-lbs. That is far from a torque-to-yield bolt. They are installed with threadlock, so upon installation I recommend the same.
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Thanks Greg! The bike came from the coast, so the bolts are a bit rusted from the salt air. That being the case I would rather replace them. Still can't belive one extra pound of torque sheared the head off! But then again the rotors were warped a bit and so the bolt could have been compromised through some rapid cooling like I suspect the rotors were. It could have been a post ride hose down by the previous owner I think.

I ened up ordering a new set of stockers from honda parts direct. Anyhow it's good to know you've been fine with reusing them in case I need to reuse the new ones in the future.

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