Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Uniontown, OH, USA
I bought several hundered A2 SS fasteners from boltdepot.com. The Ducatis use special fasteners that are a cross between a low head and a socket head. But that is not a huge issue to me. Boltdepot.com does not have low head or flanged heads. The very large OD of the several fasteners that are at the bottom of my ST4s lowers and that cover the plastic tank cover are not available either.
The people who sell kits on Ebay are not of a good value, IMHO.
For those fasteners and plates that are still out in the rain, I am going to get them plated a satin like finish by a process used on guns. I think it is Armoloy, but the spelling may be off. I will do axle plates, battery holder, the large button heads, anything that I can take off and mail to them.
The A2 are about 6% less in strength and are more suseptible to galvanic corrosion.