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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
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Posted - 06 Dec 2018 :  20:26:28 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi,
I need to replace the clevis pins on the handbrake mechanism (at the drums) on the 95. I can't find my jam jar full of these that I'm sure I own... Surprisingly my local nut and bolt vendor couldn't help. So I'll order a couple new.
Question is what material? I would never use stainless on a suspension component but is it ok for this? Grade 8 don't seem that easy to come by, I imagine most people just use BZP.
Thoughts appreciated!
Cheers

greg124
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United Kingdom
135 Posts

Posted - 06 Dec 2018 :  21:13:03 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I know V4Saab1966 has recently broken two V4s, it's possible he may some
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
651 Posts

Posted - 06 Dec 2018 :  21:19:02 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
BZP and stainless easily available - just unsure what to go for...
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RhysN
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United Kingdom
212 Posts

Posted - 07 Dec 2018 :  03:10:43 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
Clevis pins are not normally anything special in grade. Tensile strength is what bolts are graded for, and clevis pins are never in tension. Grade does not have anything to do with the hardness which is what resists wear. The pins you can get commercially will be fine. Don't forget the copper slip so you can get them out in the future :)
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
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Posted - 09 Dec 2018 :  21:18:52 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Cheers Rhys, I was thinking about shear load and stainless is quite soft - what do you think?
I'll probably go for bog standard BZP anyway but I do like to use stainless where appropriate.
Thanks
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RhysN
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 11 Dec 2018 :  07:43:18 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
316 stainless is a little better than mild steel in all ways, tensile, shear and wear. If a handbrake clevis is seeing much shear load I reckon something is wrong, and would have to be inside the drum.
Try www.keysandpins.com/products/clevis-pins
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