Mearurements of all required to make homemade floorboard extensions

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Redman, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Redman

    Redman Active Member

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    Hey all...I was wondering if anyone could share the bolt # and spacer # from Lowes or wherever to do the homemade floorboard extensions instead of paying $50 or so I would like to do it myself...with a little help from you all. Thanks ..Redman:bigsmiley14:
     
  2. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Under $40 from Harley Goodies and outstanding quality.
     
  3. Barndog

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    I took my bolts out measured them and went to the hardware store. I used washers as spacers and painted them black when I was done. Using stainless hardware I still spent about 30 bucks. So the Kit from Harley Goodies is a good deal if your not into alternate engineering.
     
  4. brother

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    I just made 1" extension's out of aluminum square stock and matched up S/S allen head bolt 1" longer then the stock ones from a local hardware. I had the 1" longer S/S bolt's with locking nut's for the rear on the primary side at the house already.
     
  5. glider

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    I hope you checked for the grade of bolt you bought or you could get a big surprise.:D

    Generally the bolts in the hardware store aren't a higher grade like used on these bikes. The SS bolts are also graded differently too.
     
  6. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    SS bolts generally have a much lower shear strength than ferrous allen bolts in the same diameter.
     
  7. Carroll B

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    The kits you buy are using grade 5 or grade 8 bolts.
     
  8. MOBEAR

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  9. Cpt.FancyPants

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    Most hardware stores i visit sell grade 5 and 8. Unless your fatter than a sumo wrestler i doubt you would need a grade 8

    Here is a handy thread chart
    Thread Pitch Chart | Portland Bolt
     
  10. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I won't buy bolts at a hardware store anymore,most of the hardware stores have gone to off-shore suppliers and even though the bolt heads show the proper grading many times they are inferior and we have had a few fail.I stick to buying from Fastenal where I have never had a problem with bolts shearing or stretching. JMO