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Offline ThaiRider

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Re: £10 for a M5 screw! Eh! Mad.
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 01:34:40 PM »
Are other bike manufacturers any different?
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Re: £10 for a M5 screw! Eh! Mad.
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 08:14:45 PM »
I was in a similar situation at the weekend. Had to place an order in the parts dept, then went to talk to the lads in the workshop who gave me 4 bolts for nought. Went back to parts and cancelled the order! Worth making friends with the fellas in the workshop!!


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Re: £10 for a M5 screw! Eh! Mad.
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 09:40:28 AM »
I use these guys for any nuts and bolts, postage is steep though, depending on what's bought.

http://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk/ScrewBolt_M.html

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Re: £10 for a M5 screw! Eh! Mad.
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 09:48:35 AM »
I think I saw these for sale on SquareDeals at Skelmersdale web page,  stainless steel, £2 something each +P&P
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Re: £10 for a M5 screw! Eh! Mad.
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2017, 12:04:18 PM »
Needed one bolt to refit my mudguard.  Triumph parts list £3.19 each plus £4.30 postage (for one bolt!).

E-bay, identical stainless steel bolts from a firm in Alloa, £1.30 for 5 including postage!

Guess where I bought them from?

Handling charge is one thing. Even although the other company had the same handling to do, but £4.30 for postage is just a rip-off.

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Re: £10 for a M5 screw! Eh! Mad.
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 12:14:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by NORTY [+]
Thats nuts.

No, its definitely a bolt.  :001: :001:

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Re: £10 for a M5 screw! Eh! Mad.
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 12:50:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by Andylaser [+]
No, its definitely a bolt.  :001: :001:

No, it's probably a screw (over)  :008:

Yes, all manufacturers are the same, spares are always 2x their normal cost and automotive 2x again for many, especially small parts, various reasons, largely as above.

If the screws/ bolts/ nuts are not directly in the load path i.e. engine bolts, suspension bolts, or just for accessories, or cosmetic parts, etc then consider getting A2, or A4 stainless steel, if they are loaded up then best to stick to the OEM ones, nuts, including rear axle nuts can usually be SS and I prefer fitting nyloc nuts than split pin castellated nuts.

Google/ eBay is your friend as long as you get the description somewhere near, check out any local Engineer's Suppliers, but Screfix and even B&Q stock many sizes - DON'T BUY SCREWS FROM CHINA, usually Ok, but some very low quality ones about as well  :028: 

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Re: £10 for a M5 screw! Eh! Mad.
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2017, 07:49:16 PM »
Here's another good eBay source : www.tekhardware.co.uk

 


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