Stainless Steel bolts

Mike West /
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Hi, I'm a newbie here - and am just starting a 1982 Suzuki FZ50 renovation as a first project on mopeds.

Can anyone advise about the suitability of stainless steel fastenings/bolts/screws?

These were not originally fitted on my moped - mine appear to be (badly damaged) JIS crosshead - and are proving difficult to extract.

As a result, I need to source new ones. I know 'original' ones are available, albeit expensive relatively.

I've seen sets of stainless steel cap head Allen bolts available, but am worried about their suitability.

I know purists would say stick with the OEM products to stay faithful to the original - but I'd like to know what the pros and cons are of using stainless.

Thanks and regards

MikeW

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