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Offline Gnomad42

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Putting it back together
« on: January 25, 2018, 06:54:16 PM »
With a few recent rounds of taking the fairings off & on, I noticed the old girl has some mismatched "hold me on's". It appears previous owners/mechanics have sometimes used the "that screw fits,so that'll do" method.
Also a number of the panels are cracked or broken out of sight usually where a screw was put too tight or the wrong one and now it can't be screwed at all.
Are you all very careful to only do maintenance in a clean shed with white sheeting down and carboard models of the bike to put the screws & bolts onto to keep everything in order, or have you stumbled upon a cache of replacement screws and bolts to replace misplaced ones?
If like to repair the plastic, but will still need more fittings when its done.


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Re: Putting it back together
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 07:12:06 PM »
I replaced some of the fairing screws with allen headed 5mm (I think) screws in stainless, looks better than rusted originals
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Re: Putting it back together
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 07:13:16 PM »
I have my own weird way when it comes to the bike.

If a part is held by nuts then I replace the nuts on the bolts

If there are screws or similar then they go with the part or if possible replaced back into the hole they come out off.

If it's just a small job like the tank cover/maintenance covers coming off then I just put the screws on top of the tank

I do have one broken location above the RH vent. It holds the front of middle fairing and top fairing together. I noticed it when I pulled the plastic off for the timing belt etc. I know I dropped the bike within 6 months of first having it but couldn't see any damage and the only thing I can put it down to.

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Re: Putting it back together
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 09:26:26 AM »
Always very careful, however, I usually end up with spare parts  :think1 . Perhaps I can build a whole new bike out of them in the future. On a positive note, fuel consumption improves with lower weight.  :thumbs
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