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post #1 of 8 Old 07-29-2012, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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Flathead Socket Cap Screws

So I managed to mangle a phillips screw head that holds the front brake reservoir cover on and had to use an impact driver to get it loose. I want to replace with the above. Since being metrificated I have no idea what size to ask for. Anyone know what the metric size designation is for these?

I really need to get a set of JIS screw drivers !!!
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I bought a complete kit from desmoparts.com for exactly that reason.


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Don't want to guess; . . . machine screw diameter, pitch and length may be disclosed in the parts list accomapnying the fiche exploded parts diagram.

Small detail, perhaps, but . . . are the OEM machine screws not tapered at their heads to fit a countersunk hole in the master cylinder cover?

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. . . are the OEM machine screws not tapered at their heads to fit a countersunk hole in the master cylinder cover?
Yes, but the terminology is "Flathead". Don't quite make sense does it?
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Order a replacement set for the brake reservoir from EagleMike.
He also offers a set of allen heads for the carburetor.
Not expensive and they fit correctly.
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So I managed to mangle a phillips screw head that holds the front brake reservoir cover on and had to use an impact driver to get it loose. I want to replace with the above. Since being metrificated I have no idea what size to ask for. Anyone know what the metric size designation is for these?

I really need to get a set of JIS screw drivers !!!

Take the screw with you to the hardware store?

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Order a replacement set for the brake reservoir from EagleMike.
He also offers a set of allen heads for the carburetor.
Not expensive and they fit correctly.
Thanks, but after a trip to Blowes and then the Homo Depot this afternoon I found some that'll work.
"Machine Screws M4-.7 x 12MM Flat Head Phillips".
I wanted the socket heads but guess I was lucky to have found these in a pinch.
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Order a replacement set for the brake reservoir from EagleMike.
He also offers a set of allen heads for the carburetor.
Not expensive and they fit correctly.
I did this. The kit is sitting in the closet awaiting me to do something with my brakes.

It will help me overcome my metrification fears.

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