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while working on the hand controls I saw that I had lost a couple of those special screws that Harley uses to hold the hand controls together, exactly one screw missing out of each hand control cluster. Is there a reasonable similar aftermarket screw source I can use to replace these with?

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i replaced mine with allen head bolts from the hardware store. they are a common thread i think 10-32
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Yes, you can find replacement screws at most hardware stores, mine are getting replaced with stainless steel allenheads in place of the Torx head factory screws.
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AND be sure the correct torque is used when tightening them. Using the lower limit will work.
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You can buy them from your local dealership. That's a part that they should have plenty of. I'm sure the techs in the service bay have a good supply of them. They are soft, and prone to damage. The heads are always getting damaged because people screw them down too tight, and then the next guy who has to remove them strips the heads trying to take them off.

The allen head screws are a good idea. Take the screw that you still have to the hardware store. Match the thread pitch and length. The dealership will probably want $5 for a screw and washer wrapped in a plastic bag, with a Harley logo on the label. Don't forget the washer.

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Thank You Guys!

Ill take care of those nasty screws today!

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I have seen plenty of hex cap head screws rounded out.

What does for torx screws is people using the wrong size driver. Just look at the mess people get into using a T25 when it should be a T27.
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A lot of people buy kits which don't have T27. They just don't know. So they use T25. Odd that T27 is not in a lot of Torx kits.
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The hand controls is made up of two parts and uses 2 different sizes of screw. The one pictured above #42425-05 is the larger size and is T27. The smaller one is HD part #3658 and is T25.

It is now very easy to see why someone would post about them getting rounded out - the wrong size driver was used by someone.
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They're 10 - 24 UNC × ½". I replace them with stainless steel Allen screws.

I put button heads on the top, and regular capscrews on the bottom.





The original screws are Harley part no 3658.
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