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Old 09-25-2008, 06:39 AM
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Default Re: Warning to All! - Everyone look at this!

Originally Posted by mralaska View Post

A few people have mentioned replacing the mounting bolts with Grade 8. Personally I elected to go with Grade 5 which are still much higher quality than the stock bolts but they have a certain amount of 'give' that is lacking in Grade 8 bolts which are stronger but more brittle. After a few rides in the rain, though, I am also thinking stainless might be a better option.
Good advice, grade 5 are better in this application, stainless are O.K. but brittle in the same way as grade 8.
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