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Old 04-22-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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GSXR Frame Slider issues- need a long metric bolt

So I'm looking for an odd metric bolt for the GSXR. It has to be an M10-1.25. Apparently it's an odd thread. I'm not sure of the length, but it needs to be longer than 100mm.

A little background:
Bought the bike a few months ago, came with a R frame slider, nothing on the L. No bolt (also a motor mount bolt, I later found out, kind of important)

Bought a new set of Vortex sliders from Mainland Cycle. R one goes on fine, L one has issues. Its threads catch, some of them at least. It'll tighten somewhat, but won't get to the point where it stops like the R one will. It will just spin and spin and spin. I had their service guy take a look at it, and he said the threads were the issue, and that I basically had 2 options.

1. Find a longer bolt somewhere, hope it catches enough good thread. Maybe even put a nut on the end of it (end of the block it goes into is open). I think this'll work, as I can put the bolt I have in, minus the frame slider, and if I get it far enough in, eventually it catches and stays.

2. Retap the hole with a bigger size, then try to find a bigger bolt, modify the frame sliders to fit the new bolt, etc. etc. Sounded like more trouble than it'd be worth.

I went to a local hardware place (Mainland Bolt in Texas City) and the guy said he had nothing in that thread. The trouble is it's a really wide (M10-1.25), really long (100mm about 4 inches). I've found 120s, 130s, 150s, on the internet, but I don't really want to go that route if I don't have to. It'd be my luck that I'd get a bolt that was just a little too short, or even too long.

I'd really like to find a place in town (the more SE the better) that has such a bolt in stock, if they exist. Any ideas?
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