Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Randakk's main objection seems to be the over-tightening of the fasteners. Yes, there is always the risk of corrosion, but I believe the plated ones tarnish & corrode way sooner than the stainless ones.
Personally, my experience has been greatly favorable toward the stainless steel goods. But I also learned early on about over-torquing any fastener, regardless of its makeup. The pros far outweighed the cons.
It makes sense to me to use an anti-seize compound on the smoother running machinery, like Goldwings, but I sure wouldn't use it on the "shakers" like Harley D., BSA,& Norton!!!
I have personally seen them disassemble themselves on a short trip to the grocery store, regardless of fastener material!!! The best compromise I found for these problem children, was to use a dab of RTV Black silicon sealer on the threads. It seemed to keep stuff together, and not interfere with intentional disassembly. I'm sure others have their favorite solutions, too.
I do all my own stunts...