Top triple-clamps on the cheap?

Paul Heim SuprHtr at
Thu Oct 4 19:12:08 PDT 2007

No.  I'm talking about a specific industrial application for which new bolts 
are far cheaper than the results of failed bolts.  If Saab tells me I 
shouldn't re-use the self locking nuts for the front hubs of my car, I'd be 
wise to not re-use them.  Kawi doesn't recommend any of the replacements you 
list, so why should I?

But torquing to spec is vital for survival of any connector that sees a 
cyclic load.  I guess that was my point. ;-)

Paul in Alabama
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "1KPerDay" <1kperday at>
Cc: "GPz List" <gpzlist at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: Top triple-clamps on the cheap?

> Do you recommend people replace their front caliper bolts after each
> tire change? How about their axles? After all, it's just a big hollow
> bolt... how about oil filter bolts? Drain bolts? Valve cover bolts?
> On 10/1/07, Paul Heim <SuprHtr at> wrote:
>> We recommend they be replaced with new each time a unit is disassembled, 
>> and
>> that they be torqued to spec.
> -- 
> Utah Jeff
> '96 SheePz1100 

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