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Looks like one of my screws fell out. Any idea what size that screw is? See pic attached. Thanks for replies!
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Partzilla.com they have a full exploded diagram of the whole bike that covers all hardware
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Or you could just take the one out from the other side and try and match it at the hardware store......

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Or you could just take the one out from the other side and try and match it at the hardware store......
Funny you say that, I installed the engine guard yesterday morning, 3 of the bolts fit back except the top right bolt, the stock bolt is 60mm long, I need one probably 65mm to catch the threads so I went to the big “orange” store. I didn’t realize I was going to lose 45min of my life having an associate rifle through every metric bolt drawer. Evidently there not that big of a commodity an no one keeps them organized. So if your local stores are anything like the clown houses around here, I suggest getting an idea online.
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Funny you say that, I installed the engine guard yesterday morning, 3 of the bolts fit back except the top right bolt, the stock bolt is 60mm long, I need one probably 65mm to catch the threads so I went to the big “orange” store. I didn’t realize I was going to lose 45min of my life having an associate rifle through every metric bolt drawer. Evidently there not that big of a commodity an no one keeps them organized. So if your local stores are anything like the clown houses around here, I suggest getting an idea online.
yepper. my local hardware stores don't have much for motos - online parts have proven more useful - i talked with someone at partzilla said they needed my vin, so i'll chat with them later see if i can narrow it down -
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Guess it matters where you live. The Lowes, Home Depot, and even Ace Hardware carry metric bolts. The big problem with the first two here is you usually have to buy a pre-packaged bag of 3-4 bolts, which kinda sucks if you just need one. Especially sucky if you're buying stainless steel fasteners as they cost much more.
There are also fastener stores and industrial supply companies around like Fasenal that carry much better selections and allow you to buy just one, or 100.
So it might pay to do a little research in what is in your area other than the big name box stores.

Like this place mmart:
http://www.midwestsocket.net/fastene...crews-nuts.php


I think it's kinda silly to buy a .75 bolt and pay $5 for shipping.

If you're looking online for bolts, nuts, etc, I can definitely recommend McMaster-Carr. They usually ship the same day.
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Thanks for the info, so just for logic’s sake I want to clarify. The big box stores here DO carry the metric bolts. Home Depot is literally walking distance from me (but I still drove), Problem was that the metric hardware section is a flat out disaster area. The lady toughed it out for me and diligently searched through the mess. And thankfully it was just a 2-pack.

I totally agree with not paying shipping on $1 item, in the first post in the thread, Xirnibor asked “what size is this screw?” Partzilla is what I use for the exploded diagrams for answers to those questions, it’s just a handy tool. I believe “Bikebandit an maybe 2wheelpros” have the same type of interface.
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Our Lowe's is pretty good, I never get up to the orange box store, it does seem haphazard in there. I don't recall actually buying anything there, couldn't find it or they just never have it.

I like Tractor Supply too, they have a nice metric selection, and other bolts/nuts they sell by the pound pretty cheap.
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Our Lowe's is pretty good, I never get up to the orange box store, it does seem haphazard in there. I don't recall actually buying anything there, couldn't find it or they just never have it.

I like Tractor Supply too, they have a nice metric selection, and other bolts/nuts they sell by the pound pretty cheap.
Tractor Supply is “Mythical” here in the concrete jungle lol, all jokes aside, closest is about 15 miles and $5 toll across the river into Jersey.
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when I need specific nuts/bolts, even SAE ones, I skip the box stores and hit up the local hardware store. the one I go to used to be an ACE but have split off and is independent now. the fastener aisle is about 75 feet long, both sides, pretty much everything below 60 inches from floor is drawers of stuff (well organized I might add), and packaged product above that. also the fasteners continue around the corner and halfway down one side of the next aisle.

it pays to keep them stores around, they are important and valuable resources!

as an example, I walked in with a fastener (forgot what it was exactly, was a couple years ago), I showed it to them, they literally walked up to the drawer and pulled one out. and it was one I had no hope of finding locally, it was something weird/bizzare

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