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What Bolt ?

The clamp (?) at the top of the forks that holds the steering etc uses 2 bolts - 14mm head with 1/2" shank and 1" thread.
I am trying to find 2 replacement bolts that are slightly longer than the 1&1/2" current but not sure what thread to request. The only bolts i have found locally are all fully threaded and i've been told that they will not offer the same strength as the ones with the shank.
I am now resorting to ebay, but unsure how to size up my requirement.
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do you have any specialty bolt makers in your area?

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Ha Ha Ha - you're joking mate. They'd give you a bent nail and say 'that'll probably fit ok '

would the stock bolts be imperial or metric ?
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Metric,and sorry,Mick,I forgot where you live😉.us 'Muricans are too spoiled.

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top clamp bolt is 8mmx40mm bolt. lower bolts are 10mmx40.

if you need longer top bolts, go for 8mmx50 (or 60)mm.

size info found in the service manual, parts listing section.

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Thanks for all your advice guys. One last thing - are there any online shops in U.S. that could supply the bolts i need ?
Cheers once more
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Thanks for all your advice guys. One last thing - are there any online shops in U.S. that could supply the bolts i need ?
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Ron Ayers might be able to get you the OEM bolts 2006 Kawasaki VULCAN 750 (VN750A6F) Front Fork | Ron Ayers
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well I guess SOMEBODY should be reading the fine print
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