im drawing a blank on what u guys r talkin about.... anyone know where to get cheap fairing screws? im magically missing like 4 or 5... one being one of my windscreen bolts...
The downside with doing this is most of the push pins are located in areas that the body may need to "give". If there is a sheet metal screw in that area, it would do damage, instead of just ripping out like the push pins do. Use screws with caution. On that note, I have two screws in place of the push pins on my undertail. The undertail didn't fit right so it kept poping hte pins.At least on the small plastic rivets on my bike, it's better to just push the pin in .100 (less than 1/8th inch) or you may push the pin all the way through and loose it. With tax, the rivets are close to $4 ea.
If you loose the pin, you can use a #8 sheet metal screw (about .160 thread OD) 1/2" long in the rivet housing until you get a replacement.
And similar windscreen expandable nuts can be purchased from Lowes or Home Depot for a hell of lot cheapr price than going to the dealer. Just make sure you get the standard bolts that go with them becuause the stock metric bolt on your bike will not screw into them.You can use windscreen hardware to replace these. Metal fasteners, come in different colors, look much better, and more secure.
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