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Aftermarket fairing bolts - which type

I was wondering what people would recommend for the type of metal when buying aftermarket replacement fairing bolts. Pro Bolt has both aluminium and stainless steel.

Any thoughts?
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As a general rule, use steel or titanium in stressed areas.
Such as sub-frame bolts, rearset bolts, suspension link bolts, axle and fork pinch bolts, etc.

For non-stressed areas, aluminum is fine and much lighter.
For example, mirror mount bolts, rear seat and fender mount bolts, etc.

7076-T6 aluminum is only about as strong as low-grade steel.
For light weight and strength (and corrosion resistance), titanium is your best bet, except for cost.
For strength and corrosion resistance (and less cost than Ti), go with stainless.
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I've used the aluminum ones from Pro Bolt, they are okay, but the button-head bolt are a bit chintzy.

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I used stainless from Pro Bolt. A little heavier than Aluminium but less likely to marr on the edges and they look like original, only shinier.
2 years on they still look great.

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