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Broke my favorite little 5mm Allen wrench on those cursed OEM skid plate bolts postmortem picture below R.I.P. my little buddy. Well it turns out that 8mm sprocket bolts fit perfectly, well almost, I’m still waiting on my countersunk flat washers to arrive, because sprocket bolts have countersunk heads BUT a much bigger hex head 8mm and are (at least the ones I got) waaaaayyyy harder bolt so I’m most likely not gonna strip the head out like I did on the OEM ones. But of course I’m not done.... Because I’m a compulsive online shopper not soon after I had ordered those new bolts I of course found some better titanium ones and ordered those, but they haven’t come yet..
 

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What source did you get the 8mm from


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At amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0145L7PJS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It will say it doesn’t fit the Africa Twin but that is for its intended porpoise as sprocket bolts it does work for the skid plate bolts tho I do recommend also getting some countersunk washers like these https://www.amazon.com/Aluminium-Countersunk-Washer-M8-Black/dp/B009SQ9GC0/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=M8+countersunk+washer&qid=1569730032&s=automotive&sr=1-1 they are kinda hard to find in 8mm but if you look around you can find them. I ended up getting these they came with bolts I didn’t need but I wanted blue washers https://www.ebay.com/itm/8mm-M8-Blue-Aluminum-6pcs-JDM-Car-Engine-Dress-Up-Metric-Fender-Washers-bolt/153505006711?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
 

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Your Quick Release skid plate, will thank you many times over :)
BTW I still might paint those bolts red cause I do have blue countersunk washers coming for them or maybe blue to match the washers. I’ll decide when the washers finally get here...
 
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