Trying to find this bolt - M8x1.25, 12.9 grd, 80mm, Socket Head (Allen), Zinc Coated

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  1. eakins

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    need 2 of them and for the life of me can't.
    can find in black oil coated but they rust.
    can find in stainless, but that is not 12.9 strength.
    can find in chrome coated, but what grade is that?
    12.9 and zinc coated is strong and rust-proof and that's what i want.

    any ideas where?
    boltdepot.com does not have.
    mcmaster-carr does not have.
    no go on the local hardware stores.
    these guys have a box of 100 and I need 2 http://www.mutualscrew.com/Metric-S...-zinc-plated-socket-head-cap-screw-62287.html

    in the end i'll use those black oil coated ones if i find nothing else, but i'd prefer the zinc coated one.
    got any ideas of where online i can find?

    thnx, bill
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  2. Wlfman

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    Have you tried Grainger?
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  3. eakins

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    i have but not finding it there either unless i'm searching wrong.
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    hpsVFR Hoosier Daddy

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    McMaster-Carr showed me:

    I can't figure out how to link this selection/page, though. To get there, I started on their home page, clicked 'screws and bolts', 'socket cap screws', then narrowed down to metric, m8x1.25 using the filters on the LH side of the screen. zinc-plated class 12.9 was an option remaining.

    HTH
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  6. eakins

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    that longest length they have is 40mm
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  9. eakins

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    :D
    too funny. i just found that and was about to post.
    i might even find that at my local fastenal.
    thanks!


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  10. Wasser

    Wasser Spilt my beer

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    Since you live in Colorado, have you tried these guys AAA Metric

    :deal
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  11. eakins

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    Thanks. That company is new to me.
    If I have no luck with Fastenal, I will contact them.

    ...contacted them and there metric bolts are in black oiled only, which rusts.
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  12. eakins

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    so Fastenal has them but not in stock in FC.
    everything ordered into any store requires shipping so getting 2 bolts would cost me $6 in shipping. gonna check other local suppliers and if not i'll just pay that as I don't want rusting bolts on my bike.

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    [in reply to my suggestion of McMaster-Carr]
    Oops, I didn't see the 80mm part. Glad you've made progress on it, though!
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  14. troidus

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    Is the original bolt that hardness? I'd be worried about it fracturing if it's too brittle for the application.
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  15. eakins

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    that is a good question and i went and verified with bolt bolts that i was not just seeing 12.9 when it was 10.9. both are indeed stamped 12.9, but i wonder if that is overkill. anyone know what other mfg use? maybe 10.9 is just fine for this application. all I know is i've dumped my bike many times on it's side and those guards/bolts have held up like a tank.

    this is the guard set i use
    https://www.maier-mfg.com/catalog/atv-woods-pro-aluminum-hand-guards
    it matches very well with Protaper atv-mid bars and has plenty of lever clearance. In fact, I really like that extra bump out area of the ATV guards (vrs the straight bar in that area for dirt guards) as I grab that area all the time to control and move around the bike.
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  16. eakins

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    i just checked Fastenal's listing for Zinc-coated in 10.9 and it tops out at 40mm (what i'm seeing from other suppliers), where as 12.9 are running up to 180mm in length options. is 10.9 only strong enough up to 40mm and then you need 12.9 after that???
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    I don't see a website for these folks, but they have always been helpful.
    King Bolt Co, 4680 N Grand Ave, Covina, CA. Tel: 626-339-8400
    Good luck.
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  18. vfxdog

    vfxdog Been here awhile

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    Go to UK eBay and search m8 80 socket cap zinc 12.9.

    There are 6 or 7 stockists in the UK.

    If you have trouble getting them to ship to you, PM me and I will help.
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    I think I can get those bolts with no trouble from my local hardware store,
    10.9 or 12.9.
    M8x80 is not that special overhere.
    Would you like me to give them a call and ship them to you?
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    $15 minimum order there

    also try Jiffy fasteners, Kwik-Set fasteners & www.gotbolt.com
    I need two 75mm long M6 fasteners & they are in stock at Kwik-Set and no UPS fees like Fastenal or minimum orders like many on web. It's easy to find the odd stuff online-finding it with no minimum order is another issue.
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