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Old 05-04-2019, 11:29 AM   #1
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Shorter flywheel bolts for lightweight flywheel

I just tried to install a used light light flywheel and noticed that the factory bolts are too long. Does anyone know where to buy shorter ones? I canít seem to find them.

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Old 05-04-2019, 01:44 PM   #2
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:59 PM   #3
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my favorite store (So.Cal) for awkward and hard to find metric hardware is McFaden-Dale I found them a couple of decades ago when looking for uncommon size bolts
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m10x40. just measured mine.
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Most larger cities will have at least one or two stores that specialize in hardware.
Looks like southern fasteners is in your city Southern Fasteners & Supply Company - Quality Parts and Services
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I just tried to install a used light light flywheel and noticed that the factory bolts are too long. Does anyone know where to buy shorter ones? I canít seem to find them.

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I would cut the new factory bolts.
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I would cut the new factory bolts.
dremel... ? :-)
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We have a Fastenal down here, if you have one close by you can take in the old bolt. They have a good selection of metric.
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dremel... ? :-)
Yup. Dremel it off (measure twice, cut once) and feather the end. You should be good to go!
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dremel... ? :-)
Thin cutoff wheel, when you buy the bolts make sure to get the same grade as the stock bolts & buy a couple nuts to fit the bolts. Thread a nut onto the bolt before you shorten the bolt, & then removing the nut restores the threads as you remove it.
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You canít cut them unfortunately the shoulder is too long. I found some replacement 8.8s at Home Depot.
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