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  • ZX6 brake caliper bolts?

    Does anyone out there know the exact size of the allen head on the bolts that hold the front brake calipers on the '03-04 ZX6. They're the Tokico radial mount calipers. 6mm was too small but 1/4 inch was too big.



    Thanks
    Feels good man.

  • #2
    They're going to be metric, so if your 1/4" was too big, I'd suggest that your 6mm may be worn, or from a cheap set, and that's why it feels too loose.
    FTP

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    • #3
      The 6mm is brand new and exactly 6mm (measured with a caliper scale). :mellow:
      Feels good man.

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      • #4
        From google, 1 inches = 25.4 millimeters.

        So your 1/4" allen key is 6.35mm.. something is screwed if it's too big and a 6mm key is too small.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by esquire View Post
          The 6mm is brand new and exactly 6mm (measured with a caliper scale). :mellow:
          Its not 'exactly' by the way
          Increasing my carbon footprint - one 500 @ a time...

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          • #6
            esquire, pm me and bring it round to vic park dude. we've got a bunch of different allen key sockets/and others you can try.

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            • #7
              put a TPI gauge on it????

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Viper View Post
                put a TPI gauge on it????
                because knowing how many threads per inch will help you work out what size allen key you need get back to selling parts you office boy!

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                • #9
                  I thought he wanted to know bolt size, fuck off

                  at least i'm at work scumbag

                  I should learn to read

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                  • #10
                    It's 6mm. Excluding tractors, british and very old bikes, your likely gonna have metric. Most Kawa/Suzi/Yama/Honda's will use 5-6mm inhex allen bolts for your commonly accessed parts.

                    If it's a poor fit, either your bolts are starting to get flogged out, or the allen key is worn/crap. If the bolts do appear to be rounding at the top, don't fuck around. Get replacements (either genuine or a reputable bolt manu's equivilent), they will be high tensile screwed into your nice expensive fork bottoms, and you don't want to be trying to hammer a 1/4" allen key into them to unscrew if they round out.

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