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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-06-2009, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust guard bolt fell off - what size?

The left side top bolt holding the exhaust heat shield in place fell out. Went to the hardware store, tried bolts. A 12-24 bolt seemed the best fit, but it was very loose. They didn't have any 13-24 or 14-24 bolts to check.

According to the service manual (from TOC), p. 2362-2363, the bolt is:

Part 223X0620, SCREW-PAN-WS-CROS.

I could order it from Kaw, for about 5 times what it's worth. Would rather get a bolt from the hardware store. What size do I need?

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I don't know but it's gonna be metric. Did you go someplace with metric bolts? Might have to try an auto parts store. Maybe someone here knows exactly but that's my advice!


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What he said; look at metric screws. Off the top of my head I don't know the size, but I know it's nothing special. Visit a store that sells metric fasteners.
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I was looking at metric bolts. 12-24 is a metric size. http://euler9.tripod.com/bolt-database/23.html

The other heat guard fastener bolts are the same, so I'll take one back to the hardware store to ensure proper sizing.

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I was looking at metric bolts. 12-24 is a metric size. http://euler9.tripod.com/bolt-database/23.html
Maybe, but that is not standard metric bolt terminology. For example, 6 X 1.25 X 30 is a 6mm diameter bolt with a 1.25 thread 30mm long.

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All metric bolt sizing will start out with an "M". Next is the diameter x thread pitch x length. Then there is the grade... So for an 12mm diameter bolt you could have an M12 x 1.75 x length for a coarse thread or an M12 x 1.25 x length for fine thread.

You can also use McMaster-Carr for info on bolts.

The best way to match up the bolt will be to take the other one from the opposite side out and go into a place like Fastenal and ask them to match it up for you.
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I was looking at metric bolts. 12-24 is a metric size. http://euler9.tripod.com/bolt-database/23.html

The other heat guard fastener bolts are the same, so I'll take one back to the hardware store to ensure proper sizing.
I was very wrong. The right bolt is M6x20, pitch 1.0. The heat guard is once again firmly secured.

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