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any one tell me where to find a 7x30 with fine threads


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That appears to be an odd animal. This is all I could come up with on a site that has a VERY large selection. 7mm is rare.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-sock ... s/=14z1i20
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Thank rare indeed thanks for looking
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I have had real good luck here.
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5, 6 and 8mm are the common sizes, Don't think I have ever seen an M7!! Are you sure its not some imperial bolt (rather than a metric bolt)?
Can't offer much advise on where to find one, as I have never seen an M7 before!! Maybe you can find an imperial bolt that would fit in it's place, I personally would drill it out and tap it to an M8 if possible (M8 bolts are easy to find).

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What's it fit? If it's from something British, it might be Whitworth, rather than metric...then again, some British stuff has really strange metric threads. The back of my MGB speedometer (in my Locost) has a 12mm X 1 metric pitch, and I needed to fit a 5/8" X 18 speedo cable barrel to it. I ended up finding a 12mmX1 tach cable off a Suzuki motorcycle, removed the cable barrel, turned the OUTSIDE of the barrel to 5/8" X 18, and made an inside/outside threaded bushing. It worked...

As others have said, if it really is a weird metric, you might be better off to re-tap to a near-equivalent SAE thread if possible, or open it up to a larger (and common) metric.
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Taking a shot in the dark here... is it for the fork brace on a GL1500?
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Ebay has alot of them. Fastenal may be a place to go also.
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MIKE B you win the prize....ok here is story. a friend gave me a "super brace" for my 1500 gw. the screws in the front fender stay were to short for the new brace and still attach the fender. I went to fastenal lowes hd and others. now i have a 8 mm tap and drill bit and the correct length socket head screw all is attached .while doing this i decided to put on brake pads, stripped one bolt that holds the pads on. now i will be looking for a used brake caliper. but all in a fun 2 days. thanks to all who gave info on the screw...this is a great forum,,,
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Was it the socket headed pad pin bolt that you "stripped"? Did you strip out the threads or the socket head that the hex wrench fist into for bolt removal.

If it is the head of the bolt that is bunged up, you can drill out that bolt head and things will come apart very easily. Let us know. There is a post on this board that talks about it.
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This is the post to read up on if it was the socket headed pad pin bolt that is damaged.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=33397&hilit=socket
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stripped out the hex head. drilled it out saved the threads. now order a new bolt. 10.49 at honda dealr
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Yup, exactly. I did the same thing. But I ordered two and replaced them both.


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