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post #1 of (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2019, 6:30 pm Thread Starter
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Clutch Spring Retainer Bolt Alternative

So I was replacing the rusty clutch springs on my '95 SP with stainless ones when I found out that someone in the bike's past had stripped almost all of the little spring retainer bolts. (I understand that this is pretty common).

A set of left-handed drill bits helped me get them out fairly easily, but I wanted to replace them with something less likely to pose the same problem in the future.

I've read that oil or anti-seize on the threads can help, but I've had a lot of bad experiences with hex screws over the years and wanted to make super-sure this wasn't going to happen again. I like trying to find a Torx alternative, since those don't strip nearly as easily.

So I found these on McMaster: https://www.mcmaster.com/catalog/125/3098 (part # 90991A129)

Same bolt, but stainless steel (no rust) and with a Torx head. Way less likely to strip out next time I need to remove the bolts.

Figured I'd throw it up here in case anyone was interested in an alternative to the stock bolt.
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