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Anyone got a stockpile of original JIS screws for handle bar controls both sides and keihin carburetors? PO did a number on about a dozen screws I'm kinda picky when my screwdriver doesn't fit right. Also looking for a left valve cover for an 82 cx500c custom. PO dropped bike and its cracked on the inside. Just curious
 

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Left and right covers are identical.

The screws for the controls are M6 x 1 and should be available from any shop that sells decent hardware - including in stainless.
 

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The valve covers are universal between the cx500 models for fit...if sourcing used...
So that might make a ebay search easier....
 

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Left and right covers are identical.

The screws for the controls are M6 x 1 and should be available from any shop that sells decent hardware - including in stainless.
The OP is after JIS screws - I've never seen JIS screws anywhere other than a Japanese bike or car dealer. Also, many metric non-JIS screws have heads of a larger diameter than their JIS equivalents, and they may be too big.
 

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Stuff may be labelled phillips but is often JIS or at least JIS compatible.

I have cabinet drawers full of hardware I've bought.

It's all JIS and tends to be labelled phillips.

I rebuild a lot of switches and usually replace the hardware, sometimes with stainless cross head and sometimes allen. I've never had issues with undoing any of it with a JIS screwdriver - which was also labelled as phillips when purchased.
 

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Fwiw-Jis is obsolete and not used since bout 2003?/2006 even Vessel dont label their drivers with Jis anymore....just +(crosspoint)
 

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I think both standards have changed to be more similar. Just be careful using old tools on old fasteners.
 

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Gave a friend a hand along time ago installing Led tv's in Casino's , the mounting kits had packs of Jis screws in them , they look so close to the honda ones ,so have been using them for the last 15 years.
 

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The valve covers are universal between the cx500 models for fit...if sourcing used...
So that might make a ebay search easier....
To clarify: All CX500 and GL500 have the same valve covers except for the CX500E (not that you're likely to find a cover from a model that wasn't sold in North America).
The covers from the CX650, GL650 and CX650E are all the same and will fit on any of the 500 engines but you would need the longer screws.
And in case anyone was thinking of asking, yes the 500 covers will fit on a 650 (again as long as you use the screws for that cover).

And FWIW, when Canadian Tire used to sell metric hardware in their bulk hardware bins (they only sell it prepackaged now) they sold JIS screws complete with the dimple to identify them as later JIS but the bins were labelled "Phillips". I think I still have some of them in the little drawers in my shop.
 

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Putting 500 covers on a 650 ,does that give you more Knee room?
 

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Thanks for the info
 

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NEVER EVER use allen screws on carbs. It is far too easy to over tighten them and pull the threads out of the zinc alloy castings, especially if you forget that the long end of the allen key should be in the socket for tightening and the short end should be in the socket only if you need extra torque to loosen a stuck screw.
 

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NEVER EVER use allen screws on carbs. It is far too easy to over tighten them and pull the threads out of the zinc alloy castings, especially if you forget that the long end of the allen key should be in the socket for tightening and the short end should be in the socket only if you need extra torque to loosen a stuck screw.
The same could be said of avoiding using those mini-rachets with crosspoint/jis bits.....unless very careful...
 

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We agree.. thats what i meant.....if careful no issue.... if a novice chose to use allens and a torque driver no issue. ....
But having said that when i changed a tire on wifes car...back strain...no way were those wheel nuts 80 to 100NM......overtightened by the tire-shop....
 
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