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Rivet, rivet, rivet

Alongside bolts, rivets are common parts for connecting two components without soldering or welding. In contrast to bolt connections, rivets cannot be removed without destroying them - i.e. without using an angle grinder, drill or chisel. Rivets are basically cylindrical shanks with a head. They are inserted into holes in the parts to be joined until they stop. The final connection is then made by forming the shank, which protrudes from the other side of the hole, into a second head.

Rivets as part of the W&W hardware

W&W Cycles offers rivets in a wide variety of shapes and materials:

from The Cyclery as steel rivets with different head shapes graded according to diameter and length. These rivets are used for bodywork: on mudguard struts, pedals, brackets and many other parts from the sheet metal department.

Rivets made from other materials are used to fasten various pads: on brake shoes or clutches, and on running boards. Inlet flanges are positioned with rivets and secured against loosening. On older Harleys, from the JD models to the Electra Glide, a lot of rivets were used. If you are looking for rivets for Harleys, you can find them here. And because the biker's work is never done: if you miss one, please let us know. Contact details below.

Installing rivets

You don't have to be a blacksmith to work rivets properly. But it doesn't hurt to "sacrifice" a few rivets and practise on an old piece of sheet metal before you start restoring that long sought-after, absolutely original Knucklehead or JD mudguard. All our rivets can be cold-worked with the right tools. There is a special tool set from The Cyclery for the small rivets which go with linings.

Have any questions?

Our service team will be glad to help out: Mondays - Thursdays 08:00-17:00 CET, Fridays 08:00-16:00 CET, Phone: +49 / 931 250 61 16, eMail: service@wwag.com