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Valerie E
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PostSubject: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 11:25 am

Greetings to you all,
My name is Valerie, I have a VS800 which my hubby bought for me over ten years ago, live in King's Lynn area and am looking to get my bike back into great riding condition, currently replaced usual stuff, battery, tyres etc and have found some sheared off bolts etc so wondered if anyone could help. A friend told me about this site so thanks to him
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 11:48 am

Hi Valerie,
I suppose it depends on what bolts have sheared off, as to what might be the best solution.

The use of stud extractors might sort it, but you need to drill into the broken off stud/bolt in order to fit the extractor. Good tip is use some penetrating oil after drilling the stud & allow it to soak in  (It can help with the warmth of drilling out the stud.

Sometimes, depending what the component is, you could drill out the offending bolt & rethread for the next size fastener up ..... but there are not many times you can use that on a motorbike.

Either way you need to proceed with care and if possible take advice of a fellow biker/mechanic ... (I'm trying to avoid saying take advice of your husband as that may not be politically correct !) ;-)

Hope you get sorted & get the VS back on the road - not seen one for ages !

Cheers

Yam
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 12:27 pm

Thanks for response, have actually been able to rely on hubby and a friend to get all bolts out, just need to get hold of some replacements.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 1:10 pm

Hi again !

Have a look on the internet, such as e-bay, where you can buy bolts & fasteners from engineering supply companies. If the original bolts are not high tensile you could substitute A2 stainless fasteners. (Especially if you want to polish the fastener up).

I've used several of the engineering suppliers for stainless fasteners & have always had good service from the UK based firms.

If you can access the Genuine Suzuki VS800 workshop manual it will probably confirm the original bolt spec. (It might be available to download via this forum site - but being a newbie to this site myself I've not had chance to look at that material - yet). I have a copy of the Suzuki VX800 manual, which is similar - so may be able to offer 'best guess' if you get stuck with anything.

If you went to Suzuki for their 'actual' bolts they will be far more expensive - but there are occasions when you have to take that route 'cos it is a 'non-standard spec fastener.

Sounds as if you are getting your VS back together in good style - hope you are back on the road soon !


Yam
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 2:29 pm

Hey Valerie .....   
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 4:59 pm

Hi and welcome Valerie.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 5:00 pm

Hi Valerie  
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 6:28 pm

OldManYam wrote:
Hi again !

Have a look on the internet, such as e-bay, where you can buy bolts & fasteners from engineering supply companies. If the original bolts are not high tensile you could substitute A2 stainless fasteners. (Especially if you want to polish the fastener up).

I've used several of the engineering suppliers for stainless fasteners & have always had good service from the UK based firms.

If you can access the Genuine Suzuki VS800 workshop manual it will probably confirm the original bolt spec. (It might be available to download via this forum site - but being a newbie to this site myself I've not had chance to look at that material - yet). I have a copy of the Suzuki VX800 manual, which is similar - so may be able to offer 'best guess' if you get stuck with anything.

If you went to Suzuki for their 'actual' bolts they will be far more expensive - but there are occasions when you have to take that route 'cos it is a 'non-standard spec fastener.

Sounds as if you are getting your VS back together in good style - hope you are back on the road soon !


Yam

Thanks again, yes I am getting my baby back, missed him tremendously while off the road. Cleaning bits of chrome that have been under bike (such as skid) it was terrible but am getting it back to sparkling again.
Will  be replacing most bolts etc with stainless steel if possible but as am eager to get back on road will be looking for supply of any available.
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 6:30 pm

Hi Valerie   
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 6:35 pm

Hi Valerie try here for bolts
http://www.custom-fasteners.co.uk/
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 7:44 pm

 To the forum Valerie
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Mon May 05, 2014 8:30 pm

Welcome to the site   

Please keep any technical talk to the proper areas. This is only the greetings section
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Thu May 08, 2014 7:51 pm

Welcome Valerie, glad you have joined us.  
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Sat May 10, 2014 10:18 am

Welcome
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings Fellow Suzuki Lovers   Sat May 10, 2014 7:27 pm

  Valerie!
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