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Old 01-24-2008, 09:48 PM   #21
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Pre 98 750 Bolts

Bolts
2x M12x1.25-52mm Item 6349
2x M10x1.25-52mm Item 6315
1x M14x1.50-62mm Item 7270
1x M12x1.25-96mm Item 6356
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3x M12x1.25 Item 6893
2x M10x1.25 Item 6890
1x M14x1.50 Item 6894
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4x M10 Item 7743
6x M12 Item 7744
2x M14 Item 7745

For clarity, ctandc, put this in here for the item numbers so people can order them online. I wasn't trying to step on your toes. These work for Pre 98 750 AND 600, like you previously stated.
Not stepping on my toes.

I would have ordered the same bolts, but I was in a hurry to get the bike back together....and since the bolts don't thread into anything but the nut on the other end, the thread pitch, IMHO, wasn't a deal breaker.

More info is usually a good thing.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:59 PM   #22
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I must be crazy....I cant figure out what advantage you can have by changing out bolts??
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:14 PM   #23
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uuummm... there are a few few advantages.
1. grade 8 bolts will not corrode like the OEM bolts will.
2. nylock nuts will not back out at all, torque them to what they go to, and thats it.
That being said, is it a must to switch the bolts? Absolutely not, when you're anal about EVERYTHING like I am, it's a good ider.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:16 PM   #24
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All this started actually as a result of the Ohlins shocks for the Katanas -- they required longer-than-stock bolts, which made me examine the stock bolts and come up the conclusion that the stock solution isn't an ideal one to begin with...

added: Ohlin's tech-reps repeated the same thing back to me as well -- the OEM bolts come from the factory too tight on most bikes, not permitting the dogbones & shock mounting locations to rotate freely as the rear suspension extends/contracts, and thus limiting movement and suspension effectiveness. Once I examined exactly what he was talking about, I realized that the binding effect of the interference nut used with the stock bolt meant that it had to be a specific tightness (a bit more than ideal) for the interference aspect to work; replacing the bolt with a longer bolt permitted use of a nylock-based nut solution that allowed a bit less pressure at the mounting interface (basically the spec called for in the factory manual or perhaps 10% less) without concern that the nut would come undone. This in turn, permitted the rear end to move more freely, allowing the shock to do it's job more accurately.

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Old 01-24-2008, 10:41 PM   #25
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Yeah, what CP and arsenic said, and it's just pretty!

You know, down adjusting your chain, or cleaning your swing arm.... you notice those nice shiny bolts... It reminds you of how intimate you are...


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Not stepping on my toes.

I would have ordered the same bolts, but I was in a hurry to get the bike back together....and since the bolts don't thread into anything but the nut on the other end, the thread pitch, IMHO, wasn't a deal breaker.

More info is usually a good thing.
That's why I added my little disclaimer. I knew you were in a hurry, I just wanted to add to the original content so people could order online and not chase thier tail all around the state like you did to come up with the same bolts!
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:34 AM   #26
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I must be crazy....I cant figure out what advantage you can have by changing out bolts??
Advantage? For me?

I cleaned and painted all other components when I yanked the swingarm. And there were these ratty bolts.

Not to mention that my sockets must be harder than the 16 year old bolts on my bike, as several of them got chewed up removing them.
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Why was arsenic banned? It's all a big mystery it seems. He seemed to know alot...
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Why was arsenic banned? It's all a big mystery it seems. He seemed to know alot...
Members generally only get banned from online forums when they overstep posted rules repeatedly. I don't know the specifics of why Arsenic was banned, but I can only assume that was the case. Any more detail than that is a private matter between Arsenic and the moderators of the board.
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Ah, thanks. Seems like it was an epic banning over numerous epic fails. I gues I'll never know...
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Thanks for the info, it will save a lot of time for me when mine comes off! Soon I just had the forks apart last week!
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