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post #1 of 9 Old 07-13-2017, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Rotor Bolts

After upgrading the front rotor to a 320mm, I lost a rotor mounting bolt. Does anyone have an extra bolt lying around that they would be so kind to send my way?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-13-2017, 12:17 PM
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You can get one at your local Kawasaki shop or (using my 2011 as an example) online here: 2011 Kawasaki KLR650 (KL650EBF) Front Brake | CyclePartsNation Kawasaki Parts Nation

In many cases I can find the nuts, bolts and washers I need at a good hardware store (not Home Depot type).
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-13-2017, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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I often find needed hardware at the local store, too. Kawasaki wants 3$ per bolt, and a complete set runs 9$ from many retailers. Shipping and time is also an obstacle.
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Personally when it comes to brakes, I'd wait on OEM parts except when an aftermarket would be better faster or stronger.
Lowes has a decent selection of hardened and stainless steel bolts and screws.
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Personally when it comes to brakes, I'd wait on OEM parts except when an aftermarket would be better faster or stronger.
Lowes has a decent selection of hardened and stainless steel bolts and screws.
Thanks for that. I avoid those big chain stores as much as possible. Lowe's Home Depot and many of the others have the perfect socialist model...the same merchantdice built on slave labor and offered to a gullible American populace, who wastes much time negotiating the massive store without a service rep to be found. All reps are in the front taking your money, and then expect you to check yourself out. (sarcastic rant)

Really, the rotor bolts in question are machined to spec and are not available in many typical hardware stores...true value, ace, ect.
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Yep; get the right ones from the dealer.

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Wouldn't chance a brake fastener other than one meeting or exceeding OEM specifications (e.g., strength, configuration, material) except in an emergency situation, restoring factory-or-better part ASAP. YMMV.
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Yep; get the right ones from the dealer.

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Wouldn't chance a brake fastener other than one meeting or exceeding OEM specifications (e.g., strength, configuration, material) except in an emergency situation, restoring factory-or-better part ASAP. YMMV.
I concur with Dave & Damocles on getting the proper part.

Those bolts have a step under the allen head, if I remember correctly?
And too tall of head would probably contact other parts also. Not much clearance, 'down there'!

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-13-2017, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered a set from RockyMountain ATV. They have many KLR oem and aftermarket parts and accessories. I've gotten many needed/wanted upgrades for the pig, and they ship super fast.
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