I'm planning on using some type of structural yet decorative fastener for the 8 body side mounting bolts and the 4 front bolts. I figure as long as they're going to be visible they should be nice to look at. The Yamaha disk bolt looks good, but I have no idea what size it is. If it's a little bigger in diameter than the 5/16 button heads supplied with the kit I can drill out the holes. If it's too long, I can cut it. Maybe somebody with a Yamaha in the garage can take a quick look and see if we're in the ballpark.
Try McMaster-Carr. I believe they are just mcmaster-carr.com. They have a very large assorment of hardware including stainless fastners and they will sell partial box quantities although they charge a slight premium
Those were the first items I looked at. I wanted a head flange large enough to eliminate washers and not worry about pulling through the fiberglass. I think these motorcycle rotor bolts will do the trick. My second choice is these: http://www.bsr-aerotek.com/panel.htm
Those top ones look like the rotor bolts on my Yamaha Road Star. If so, they are m8 x 1.25 x 25mm. Prior to 2001, I'm pretty sure, they did not come in stainless so make sure that you get ones from a later model bike.
A great place for fasteners, chrome and otherwise, is Gardner-Westcott. Their address is www.gardner-westcott.com and they have their catalogs on the web.
They do come in stainless. They've been around in stainless for quite a while, it just depends on the make/model of bike. I personaly would stay away from the Ti bolts and stick with the stainless version. But that's just me. You could call around to your local motorcycle dealers to see if they have any in stock. Another opion would be to call your local motorcycle salvage yard. They'll have pleny of late model sport bikes previously crashed by squids. These bikes usually have the high end parts on them. (Read stainless) But remember pretty much every MC disk brake bolt will be metric. McMaster carr is also a good source. Page 2900-2901, catalog #108 lists Button Head Socket Head Cap Screws in various sizes from 18-8 thru 3/8-24 stainless. It also lists thread length, head height, head diameter, and key size. No, I don't work for them, but when I need something special, I can usually get it there. My 2 pennies....
Oldguy joe.. Slow down your catching up with my build!
After looking at the frankenstine bolts on the sides I decided to rid them on my build. Like mentioned above our good friend SRP does this. Real easy..
4 pieces of 1.5: x1/8 flat stock
piece of threaded rod I think it is 5/16 size but just match FFR bolt
3-m high strength repair stuff..
cut plates to size and place on cars interior side up against the frame mounting points. Mark and then drill and tap the holes and then install the threaded rod hit with a tack weld or maybe epoxy if no welder. Put back on car to fit test. drill a few 1/2 holes in the flat stock. Once you have all the sizes right butter up the plate with 3-m and put her in place. Works great and took about 2 hours due to many trial and fits of first bolt length then it went quick..
Only altering I will do is open up the holes on the frame by one size.
P.S. the studs will be higher than the original bolt holes to align properly...
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