Replacing screws on a restoration, with poll!


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Should I replace the screws with socket head allen screws?

Yes, socket head screws are better technology, DO IT!
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No, original is original, stick to what Mother Honda did!
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OP asks too many questions and is making my brain hurt.
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Bugmerc
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Replacing screws on a restoration, with poll!

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My question to all you in Goldwing land is while restoring my GL1000 should I replace the screws with socket head allen head screws? For example, where the horn mounts, there are just hex head bolts, using socket head would be safer for newly painted and/or powdercoated surfaces. Less of a chance of marring the new finish with a socket or open end wrench. Same with the foot pegs, etc. Then to take it even farther, what about on the engine? Like the JIS "phillips" type screws on the fuel pump, if I am buying new screws, should I go with socket heads?

My point in restoring it is not to win any contests with the most "correct" GL1000, but to have a perfectly reliable, daily driver.

What are your thoughts?

Chris


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Post by NVSB4 »

If you are doing it just for you and having to replace the screws anyway, I would use whatever makes it easier for you and is available.
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Would go with what pleases you. :D :D
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Post by brettchallenger »

Getting hold of a JIS screwdriver is difficult enough, goodness knows about the availability of JIS headed fasteners of the correct size, length, thread pitch etc. Personally, I would use allen screws. If you go down this route, you can also get plastic covers for them to smarten things up.
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+1 on all of the above posts.
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Wow, I really wasn't expecting unanimous results, especially on the replace them side!
Thanks for all the opinions!
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If you are restoring to perfection you'll want the original JIS screws but the socket or allen screws are better and an upgrade. I used allen screws on mine.
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Post by Sir Rides Alot »

I agree with all the posts above.
Go with what is more convenient with you.
If you choose to resale the bike or trade it in later, IMHO the replaced screws shouldn't devalue it. :D


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