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    US source for Trophy body fasteners
    on: Feb 18, 2018, 12.54 am
    Feb 18, 2018, 12.54 am
    Does anyone have a US source for reasonably priced M5x0.8x16 SS hex fasteners as used by Triumph for most of the fairing attachments on the Trophy?  I can find standard SS M5x0.8x16 button head allen screws for about US $0.17 (as opposed to the US $4.95 cost of OEM fasteners),  but the standard button head diameter is 9mm instead of the 14mm on the OEM fasteners.  I have found 12mm diameter dome head fasteners at a unit cost of US $2.54, and may go that route for spares in future.  It just burns my cookies to pay nearly $5 for a screw, and may be the final reason why I might never buy another Triumph.  After the 20,000 mile service, I seem to be missing two of said screws, cost to be added to the piddling sum demanded for said service at the dealer.   :233:

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    Re: US source for Trophy body fasteners
    Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2018, 06.51 pm
    Feb 18, 2018, 06.51 pm
    I tried to reply to this post earlier but the downtime syndrome interfered.  So here goes again.
    Try Fastenal.  If you are in Durham, North Carolina they have a couple of locations and show this fastener to be available for pickup Tues., Feb. 20.  You may have to rely on a friend or a cooperative business to order them since I'm not sure if they will even accept orders from individuals.  Wholesale cost on them showed to be $.167 ea for the same size button head in stainless steel.  Fastenal  SKU: MB2540016A20000 is an A2-70 available in Durham in 1-2 days, SKU: MB2540016A40000 is an A4-70 not in stock in Durham - call for availability.

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    Re: US source for Trophy body fasteners
    Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2018, 07.04 pm
    Feb 18, 2018, 07.04 pm
    Could you not also use a 14mm washer under the screw head to increase the clamping surface area?
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    Re: US source for Trophy body fasteners
    Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2018, 10.39 pm
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    During my recent servicing of the bike I noticed that the left hand side panel air vent was held in place by 4 of the dome head bolts so before replacing the panel I swapped them out for the cheap ss 9mm head bolts which are easily available,

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    Re: US source for Trophy body fasteners
    Reply #4 on: Feb 18, 2018, 10.52 pm
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    Some of the lower bolts on the bike didnt look good but some wire wool on them while spinning them in a drill brought them up nicely.

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    Re: US source for Trophy body fasteners
    Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2018, 02.47 pm
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    Nice!  :028:
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    Re: US source for Trophy body fasteners
    Reply #6 on: Feb 23, 2018, 04.41 am
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    Fastenal does indeed sell to individuals, and I have ordered and received their M2540016A20000 M5x16 button head screws (and some M5x20 screws) and have used them for replacement of concealed screws with SS washers.  It just means having to have another different size allen wrench in the tool kit (the Fastenal button heads are 3MM hex drive where the OEM screws are 5MM hex drive.  I still get steamed thinking that I can buy 100 screws from Fastenal for less than the cost of 4 from Triumph, especially when the parts are being lost by the dealer techs during service, and I don't find it out until later.
    Another case is the plastic scrivets in the mirror housings; one missing, one with its head nearly stripped out, at a cost of $0.99 each OEM.  Discovered a couple thousand miles after dealer service, while installing a Screaming Banshee horn and Denali lights.
    Rant over, thanks for the replies.   :157:

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    Re: US source for Trophy body fasteners
    Reply #7 on: Feb 24, 2018, 03.21 am
    Feb 24, 2018, 03.21 am
    *Originally Posted by GizmoRider [+]
    Discovered a couple thousand miles after dealer service, while installing a Screaming Banshee horn and Denali lights.
    Rant over, thanks for the replies.   :157:

    Just curious, did you bother to ask the dealer about replacing them? The only line of reasoning I can think the dealer could use to deny the claim would be that they "fell out" or you're lying. If they fell out, then they put them back wrong, so that's not a good response. And calling your customer a liar is generally bad for business.
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