Clutch Inspection Cover Screws

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by philaustin, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. philaustin

    philaustin New Member

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    Hi all, was removing the clutch inspection cover on my 94 Sportster yesterday. Got the wrong torx drive (25 instead of 27) and screwed the head up on the first one (why doesn't my 'Cymer' manual tell me the correct tool to use?) . Finally managed to remove it and did my trans oil. Stupid me, should have checked the screw sizes while I could in case I needed to buy some replacements. Can anyone help me with this info (thread size x length) please? There are four of them, button head, T27 Torx. Cheers /Phil
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Parts list has the part number as 943 screw sems but no description in the hardware listing
    Google searches show that part number as a button head screw
    May be best to take 1 good screw out take to a hardware store and get a match or order using Harley part number

    Brian
    Did a wee bit more searching part number used on current models for the same job so should be able to get from any Harley dealer however I have found in the past that they often don't have stock and a bike down for 3 months waiting for parts over our short summer is not good so I often turn to ebay and find a suitable aftermarket part
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stainless...532742?hash=item4ad1ce37c6:g:2pEAAOxyf1dTHkKW

    Brian
     
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  3. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    Looked it up on St. Charles HD and it is a 1/4X20X5/8" long. Same P/N as Brian stated. HD cost $0.52
    tourbox
     
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  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Thanks for the size tourbox for here in the UK 20 turns per inch for a 1/4" thread would be a unc thread would probably need to go to a specialist fasteners supplier as most stuff in hardware shops are metric unf and unc are much harder to find

    Brian
     
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  5. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    I took a screw to the local hardware store (Ace) and got stainless screws I could remove with an allen wrench.
    Easier if you take an old screw to the store.
     
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  6. D.Bradfield

    D.Bradfield Active Member Contributor

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    Bought a bag of 1/4-20×5/8 In a stainless allen head cap screw from Fastenal for less than 10 bucks and replaced them on both my heritage and my ultra. Torx is a pain in the rump. Allen headed cap screws are the way to go IMO!
     
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  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I have hated Torx since they first came out. Being a mechanic we had tons of troubles getting them out. 1 thing I have tried with some good luck is putting some anti sieze on the end of the bit for better gripping, some times it works some times not so much
     
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  8. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Nothing sacred about using the Torx #27 for the Derby Cover. You can use any 1/4-20 x 5/8 or 3/4 you can find easily at the local hardware. If you go with a caphead screw, you might consider using a flat washer (and even a flat washer plus a lock washer) to spread the load on the holes in the Derby Cover. I am partial to the SS since it will be more resistant to corroding.

    Cheers,

    TQ
     
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  9. philaustin

    philaustin New Member

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    Thanks for all your info and advice, good people. In balance, it seems a good idea to replace the torx with S/S socket cap heads. Cheers/Phil