Where to buy metric hex head flange bolt?

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  1. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    I'm looking for a M8 x 1.25 x 45mm hex head flange bolt. The key part is I want it with a 12mm hex head, NOT a 13mm head. I can find this at my local hardware store with the 13mm hex head, but all the other bolts are a 12mm hex head and I'd like to match it up. Anyone know where I can find this?
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  2. jimroid

    jimroid Been here awhile

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    I’ll look in my stash. 1 qty?
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  3. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Yes, just 1.
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  4. Luke

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    https://www.mcmaster.com/95735a445

    Some ACE hardwares also have these too, hiding away in separate drawers near the other metric fasteners.

    For reference, the magic search term is "JIS". That's the Japanese standard for fastener sizes. Because we can't have just one metric standard.
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  6. kantuckid

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    An easy way to find the JIS fasteners is to ask any auto body shop that does Japanese cars. Best to know someone, of course.
    Their "bolt box" will have many versions of these in silver, black and gold coatings. Common as dirt unless your buying them new.
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  8. jimroid

    jimroid Been here awhile

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    01EA9E86-D25F-4FAF-BE62-4CD4B9A7BEF4.jpeg I looked, close, but only 40mm. You probably don’t have a Menard’s out that way, but they have a great metric selection. I no longer live near one.
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    kantuckid Long timer

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    I don't see a hardware fastner box at a box store as a best way to find JIS stuff that comes on vehicle applications mostly.
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    jimroid Been here awhile

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    ^ it is if you only need one or two and the store is close by. I’m normally a bulk hardware guy.
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    How about Fastenal? Fastenal has retail operations almost anywhere a manufacturer of mobile equipment is located. Sometimes even in towns of less than 10,000 people. Another may be Grainger. Third source may be McMaster Carr. Neither of them will be cheap, but for only a few bolts its worth it.

    Here in Green Bay we have PackerFastener, they carry just about everything. Their add says they have the biggest nuts in town: https://www.packerfastener.com/catalog/
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  12. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    I was at Parkrose Hardware in Vancouver and found the 13mm head version and vaguely remember a box labeled JIS nearby. I'll look again and if they still don't have it, Vancouver Bolt may be able to get me one now that I think about it.
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    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/11116373
    My local hardware stores didn't have what I need, although the one had bolts with a 10mm head... However, I looked on the Fastenal site and found exactly what I'm looking for and it appears I can buy just one. I'll stop by my local one and try to order it through them.
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    I'm just curious - why was it important to have a 12mm head rather than 13mm? Are you keeping a project 'original spec'?
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  15. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    This is for fork clamps and I don't want to mix/match.
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    If fastenal doesn’t pan out just buy 2 of the 13mm so they match?
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    Tacoma screw and nut?

    Cyclegear carries bulk sets of hardware in common Japanese MC sizes and pitches.

    McMaster Carr also carries some stuff.

    Finally, is there a motorcycle junkyard near you? Or one of these old school style bike shops that work on older bikes?
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  18. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Knowledge is horsepower...

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    How about OEM part? For such a specific application. :dunno
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  19. Arbolmano

    Arbolmano Not so Studly

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    Sadly often hardware store bolts are not of the same caliber as OEM. May or may not make a difference.
    To get a good stash of quality bolts get yourself to pick a part with your 12mm, 10, 14 sockets an 3/8 impact driver
    An get an assortment off a Japanese vehicle. One good trip n your set fur while.
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  20. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen Supporter

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    Another source: cycle salvage sellers in ebay will sell fastener bundles, like a bag of bolts, clips, fast nuts, etc. Shipping is more than the bag, but you may find OEM special fasteners.
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