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I installed Night Train handlebar and risers on my FXST. The reach was just a little too much for me. So , I bought a set of Custom Chrome 6 1/2" risers, with a 1" pullback. The problem came when I went to install the top clamp. The stock bolts were too long, as the thread holes in the new risers, were not drilled all the way through. So I neede shorter bolts. So I go to Lowes, and search for 5/16" x 18 x 1" bolts. The only thing I found, were the black bolts. I was searching for stainless, but they had none. Will I get rusty nuts (bolts)?

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they will rust.....stop by a HD dealer or indy shop and get some chrome bolts. Most indy and HD shops have a stock of different size chrome bolts.
 

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Rust.... Dealer for chrome... specialty fastener house for stainless. Some dealers will special order bolts.

You could also powder coat the bolts you have or spray them with a good Rustoleum black (least protective option, but better than what you have).
 

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If you have an Ace Hardware nearby, they sell a huge selection of stainless steel bolts. They also sell a limited selection of chrome-plated bolts as well.
 

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Risers can put a lot of strain on those bolts. Personally I would not go with chrome (chrome bolts tend to become brittle, chrome can peel making it difficult to remove). I use grade 8 stainless bolts for everything I can. I buy them from www.alloyboltz.com great people to do business with.
 

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Thealien said:
Risers can put a lot of strain on those bolts. Personally I would not go with chrome (chrome bolts tend to become brittle, chrome can peel making it difficult to remove). I use grade 8 stainless bolts for everything I can. I buy them from www.alloyboltz.com great people to do business with.
Cool link for stainless bolts. I am replacing all the bolts on my bike with stainless instead of chrome. There is one company I found for 120 that includes all bolts to replace factory with stainless. I like not needing to worry about rust or wrinkling the chrome tightening a bolt down and then it just rust also.
 

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Fatb0y said:
Cool link for stainless bolts. I am replacing all the bolts on my bike with stainless instead of chrome. There is one company I found for 120 that includes all bolts to replace factory with stainless. I like not needing to worry about rust or wrinkling the chrome tightening a bolt down and then it just rust also.
I've used diamond engineerig's s/s nut,bolts and washers for the lst 5 years-good sh*t !
 

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If you have an Ace Hardware nearby, they sell a huge selection of stainless steel bolts. They also sell a limited selection of chrome-plated bolts as well.
the Ace Hdw. near me has the same...and the price is great. the chrome plated stainless(buttonhead) that i bought were a little higher priced...
 

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I've used diamond engineerig's s/s nut,bolts and washers for the lst 5 years-good sh*t !
You definitely can't go wrong with stainless bolts or screws for that matter. When I was outside late fall working on my deck I used stainless screws. Theoretically when I need to replace some boards in the future I should be able to back them out and screw down the new board with the same screw.
 
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