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  • Screws for brake reservoir - advice

    So the stock ones are complete shite and seem to be made from plasticine. Mine got rounded off with very little effort involved.

    What have people used as replacements that are less likely to fuck up? I've heard good things about ones with hex socket heads. Does anyone have any links to places you can buy decent ones.

    Love,
    barfy
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  • #2
    Atom suppys weshpool. I was in there the other day and seen some allen bolts about the size you should be after except they were counter sunk. No dought they will have what you require.
    "YOU CAN TEACH A FAST RIDER TO STOP CRASHING,BUT YOU CANT TEACH A SLOW RIDER TOO RIDE FAST." Mick Doohan

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    • #3
      Cheers mate

      My new motto will be "up and atom!"
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      • #4
        Countersunk allen heads just sound dodgy to me

        After being through your shit before, Barfy, I now ALWAYS use an impact driver to remove the screws from hydraulic fluid reservoirs.
        "Once upon a time we would obey in public, but in private we would be cynical; today, we announce cynicism, but in private we obey."

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        • #5
          I've told you the solution already Mr Fridge!
          "Look wise guy, I know I'm a racer, I can feel it in my code."

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          • #6
            You has? Remind me, I'm mentally deficient.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Captain Starfish View Post
              Countersunk allen heads just sound dodgy to me .
              Fucken glad the company didnt think that when they desinged my after market steering wheel,how shit would it look with 8 a munted out philips heads around the horn.
              "YOU CAN TEACH A FAST RIDER TO STOP CRASHING,BUT YOU CANT TEACH A SLOW RIDER TOO RIDE FAST." Mick Doohan

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              • #8
                counter sunk stainless capheads and don't over tighten the friggen things, there is a rubber gasket there that will give the desired crush without flogging the crap out of it.
                Mr Metric i think he is called. He is located around the corner from Rick Gills and will have 5mm thread by 10 or 15 mm long cap heads.
                Atlas Performance, dyna pumps, " your name goes here"

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                • #9
                  countersunk hex socket head for sure

                  i guess i should be greatful they dont use flat head screws, but honestly, could it really be that much more expensive to use hex heads?
                  Respect is earned, not enforced.

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                  • #10
                    Does anyone have a phone number for Mr Metric? White pages is no help.
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                    • #11
                      This thread reminded me that exactly the same thing happened to my brake reservoir screws.

                      I went to Searle Fasteners in Willeton behind bunning and got myself 2 hex head countersunk screws for $1

                      they have everything there. for any south of the river peoples get to know this place its awesome.
                      Wes

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                      • #12
                        Bring the whole bike up Jeff - Ive done this a few times, and have the replacements
                        Increasing my carbon footprint - one 500 @ a time...

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                        • #13
                          Get one of those cool motogp resevoirs that's just a piece of clear tube with a plug on the end.. They're cool as.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by barfridge View Post
                            Does anyone have a phone number for Mr Metric? White pages is no help.
                            A little googling tells me this should be it...

                            Porter Agencies
                            "The Metric Men"
                            51 Edward Street
                            Osborne Park

                            (08) 9444 9944

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                            • #15
                              onya skuzzer
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