Chrome headlight bolts! Help!


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Paul_Oregon
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Chrome headlight bolts! Help!

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Where do you guys go to get chrome bolts?

My youngest son recently bought a 1981 Honda GL1100 standard that he's restoring to stock. The Wing had an old Vetter fairing which we removed and we have since ordered and received a replacement headlight. The problem is the bolts to attach it were not included. The entire headlight is chrome so we were really hoping for some chrome bolts to match.





I've been doing a lot of looking around and I've discovered that, although Chrome bolts are readily available, this particular size is pretty rare. We need a 10mm stud with a 1.25 pitch thread (10M-1.25). My local hardware store helped me confirm the size and thread but only had steel bolts in that size. HELP!! Anyone have a favorite place you go to get these babies???


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Re: Chrome headlight bolts! Help!

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Either go to a stainless steel bolt or try the local Ace Hardware.
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Re: Chrome headlight bolts! Help!

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??? If you are trying to make it original, there was a bolt with a threaded head that a reflector mounted to.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/82-HONDA-CB650 ... -~&vxp=mtr

This should be the same as the 1100
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Re: Chrome headlight bolts! Help!

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dingdong wrote: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:14 am ??? If you are trying to make it original, there was a bolt with a threaded head that a reflector mounted to.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/82-HONDA-CB650 ... -~&vxp=mtr

This should be the same as the 1100
As Dingdong says, or, if you just want a Bolt, buy stainless and file the numbers off the head, followed with fine Emery paper, then polish - it will come up just like chrome.
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