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    Default Brake Lining Rivets

    I recently bought a brake lining set from a popular supplier and noticed that the rivets appeared to be slightly shorter than I remembered. So I went to my storage container and found a couple of new/old sets of Chicago Cycle Specialties linings that I bought through Dixie many years ago (the real asbestos linings in the white boxes). These rivets are, indeed a little longer and therefore offer better anchoring. If I remember correctly, Harley used No. 4/5 rivets on the brake linings - can anyone confirm that? Also, I believe that these rivets were originally made from brass - I see anodized aluminum on the rivet Manufacturer's web sites. Please confirm that brass is correct material.
    Thank You...
    Bill Pedalino
    Huntington, New York
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    Bill the last set I did had brass rivets , and they were 4/5 type, hope that helps
    Adam

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    I've never seen aluminum brake lining rivets. McMaster-Carr has them in brass, including 4/5. A box of 100 costs about twelve bucks, and you'll get them the next day.

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    Adam - The brass material is what I've always I've always seen as well; I'm just second-guessing myself. I don't feel comfortable with aluminum rivets as the shear strength is significantly less than brass. I guess I'll keep looking for a source online. If anybody knows of a source, please share.
    Bill Pedalino
    Huntington, New York
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    Hansen Rivets in Calif. has every thing you could want or need regarding riveting. The whole range of styles, sizes and materials and every kind of rivet set from hand one to large industrial machines. Google them and check them out.

    Tom (Rollo) Hardy
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    Rollo,
    I came across Hansen Rivets while doing an online search. You're correct, the have it all.
    Thanks.....
    Bill Pedalino
    Huntington, New York
    AMCA 6755

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    So does Big Flats Rivet company in New York.

    Don't use aluminum rivets on brake linings!

    Cheers,

    Sirhr

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