Either order them from a dealer or you might try an local ACE hardware. They have a good assortment of stainless hex cap bolts. I have not had much luck at my local HD and Lowes for such things.I bought new ME 888 tires for my LT and when trying to remove the front wheel I stripped out one of the pinch bolts. I want to replace both of these. Where do I find quality replacement bolts?
I bought new ME 888 tires for my LT and when trying to remove the front wheel I stripped out one of the pinch bolts. I want to replace both of these. Where do I find quality replacement bolts?
Yes about the "star" being Torx, but the LT pinch bolts are M 6 Allen head not Torx.Alex, to keep confusion to a minimum, which I got sucked into last night, "star socket" is not the correct term. Torx is what you are referring to. And the size this bolt uses is T45. A T40 fits but will strip the interior of the fastener out.
I've never seen a hex head wear out. I have seen many ruined, most frequently by use of cheap wrenches that often are undersized (any manufacturing engineer can explain why) and less frequently by being overtorqued. Another common cause is not cleaning the head well which prevents the wrench engaging to full depth. This is where Torx is worse than hex. Torx heads hold dirt better and are harder to clean thoroughly.Thanks for that, I thought the bike used hex also but was confused by the conversation. That is why I went through all the bs about getting new bolts once and a while. Hex sockets wear out (faster than Torx).
I have seen a few ways such bolt heads get buggered:As little of torque the pinch bolts take it's hard for me to see how you could mess up the head of the bolt.
Ok, different philosophies. I prefer to be accurate and educate customers. This can be done tactfully with most people.Ruined=Worn out. If I tell a tire customer in my shop he has Fxxked up his fastener with poor technique, he will never come back. It is not my objective to mess with people but to keep bikes rolling.