nevhunter wrote: The six small HARDENED bolts holding the clutch basket to the BIG sprocket are one of the most critical of all the fasteners on the bike --------- The 6 bolts need to be made of Bl**dy good stuff and tightened well.
These items on my FH look identical to those pictured by Alan earlier in this thread, do those 'who know' consider these to be original pattern? I ask because mine do not seem to be hardened or HT, (the slots on mine are distorted by use as Alan's look to be), they are also set bolts, as listed, which strikes me as strange, in a high torque / stress application I would expect them to be bolts and not slotted.
Could this be a case of an after market supplier not conforming to design specification or were the original items actually just bog standard set bolts with a slot cut into the head?
I had planned to fit stainless set bolts in this location but am now having second thoughts regarding sourcing a set of HT bolts.
Edited to correct terminology - set screws - bolts