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    Not a new rider but new to fixing up the bike

    Today I bought new brake pads to replace the old worn out ones. Had a friend over who is more mechanically inclined than I am and we successfully put the brake pads, however where we failed was one of the bolts broke. I guess he turned it too tight (we didnt' have a torque wrench). Would I have to return to a bike mechanic shop to get a replacement or will places like Lordco, etc have this bolt? Attached is a picture.

    My bike is a CBR 600 RR. This screw is the longest one.
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    if you and your buddy fucked that one up... what else did you fuck on doing the job? i'd take the bike to a shop to get it done properly.
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    Like I said we just torqued it too much and it snapped. everything else was fine.
    Are there any other places other than bike shops to get these pieces? or is it safer to go to those shops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enomis View Post
    Today I bought no brake pads to replace.
    That's an easy job
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    Look up the part, go to the shop, tell them which part you're looking for, buy part, install.
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    My question was if parts like a bolt, flange can be found at other stores such as Lordco....

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    Quote Originally Posted by enomis View Post
    Today I bought new brake pads to replace the old worn out ones. Had a friend over who is more mechanically inclined than I am and we successfully put the brake pads, however where we failed was one of the bolts broke. I guess he turned it too tight (we didnt' have a torque wrench). Would I have to return to a bike mechanic shop to get a replacement or will places like Lordco, etc have this bolt? Attached is a picture.

    My bike is a CBR 600 RR. This screw is the longest one.
    If they can match it up at lordco (which I doubt) they will sell you a cheap, shitty made in china bolt that will very likely rust prematurely.

    If I was you I would go to supersport in Langley or chopshop cycle in Richmond or your local Honda dealer and get them to match it up.

    DO NOT use a stainless steel bolt in place of a mild steel bolt, especially on your front brakes.
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    I'm curious. you broke the bolt while tightening it? how did you get both pieces out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pika View Post
    I'm curious. you broke the bolt while tightening it? how did you get both pieces out?
    Most of the time when you break a bolt whilst tightening the broken pieces will usually come out...now breaking while removing a bolt now that's a different story.
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    I'll strongly suggest in just getting the part number and just tough it out and order the part through a dealer !! bolts have different torque specs and materials used.. I wouldn't want to cheap out on an item that holds your brake calipers in place... Don't cheap out on your safety !! sure there would be other bolts you can use and might for sure fit !! but metals have different strengths and safety rating!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpookyjacK View Post
    Most of the time when you break a bolt whilst tightening the broken pieces will usually come out...now breaking while removing a bolt now that's a different story.
    didn't know that. though i know firsthand about the problems with breaking bolts while removing them.

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    I got it all figured out. I broke the bolt while tightening it.

    I just called into 2nd gear and they said bring it in and they can match it up. Did that and they gave it to me for free. Very nice of them..

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    good job 2nd gear! One of the 3/8" long bolts holding the boot shield(??) on my bike came off, and my dealer was happy to charge me 3.50 for it. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pika View Post
    good job 2nd gear! One of the 3/8" long bolts holding the boot shield(??) on my bike came off, and my dealer was happy to charge me 3.50 for it. lol.
    Oh there you go! No Lordco required... so proud of you.
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