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Old 06-21-2007, 03:16 PM   #1
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fairing bolts/pins

I put a fender eliminator on my GSXR a year or so ago, right after I bought it. Of course I broke one of those super crappy plastic rivets on the tail.
So, I was thinking of ordering some quick release fairing clips, but have heard they are more of a pain in the than they might be worth.

So, what would you suggest?
Replacing the crappy plastic rivets?
Buy some quick release clips?
or buy a set of non OEM fairing bolts?


I was thinking of just doing the tail, but if I have to buy a kit for the whole bike, I would consider that.

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Old 06-21-2007, 03:20 PM   #2
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I put a fender eliminator on my GSXR a year or so ago, right after I bought it. Of course I broke one of those super crappy plastic rivets on the tail.
So, I was thinking of ordering some quick release fairing clips, but have heard they are more of a pain in the than they might be worth.

So, what would you suggest?
Replacing the crappy plastic rivets?
Buy some quick release clips?
or buy a set of non OEM fairing bolts?


I was thinking of just doing the tail, but if I have to buy a kit for the whole bike, I would consider that.

TIA
dont buy OEM. they are expensive. go to a hardware store and look for some. ive had great experiece at a lumber yard/hardware store called sthalmans. they had the plastic rivets, allen head bolts, etc.

my MX bike has some quick release fastners found at cycle gear.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:25 PM   #3
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dont buy OEM. they are expensive. go to a hardware store and look for some. ive had great experiece at a lumber yard/hardware store called sthalmans. they had the plastic rivets, allen head bolts, etc.

my MX bike has some quick release fastners found at cycle gear.

I forgot to mention the hardware store option.

Yeah, OEM isnt the best idea, but I felt like being fair when listing the options.

How hard/complicated is the install for the quick release fasteners?
(ive heard thats the hardest part, once they're on they rock)
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:51 PM   #4
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i bought boxes of them at autozone...
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:53 PM   #5
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Are you talking about Dzus fasteners?
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:53 PM   #6
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^^boxes of the plastic rivets?
yeah, they are originally automotive rivets i think, they just started using them on motos too.
I really just dont like the crappy plastic rivets though.
I think id rather find a neoprene backed alan bolt at lowes.

Thanks for the input guys.
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Are you talking about Dzus fasteners?

kinda. the dzus fasteners require a screwdriver. The quick release fasteners just have a pin you flip over the head of the bolt and it releases.
Im not saying i need the quick release ones(as trick as they are). I just dont want to put the plastic rivets back on.
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kinda. the dzus fasteners require a screwdriver. The quick release fasteners just have a pin you flip over the head of the bolt and it releases.
Im not saying i need the quick release ones(as trick as they are). I just dont want to put the plastic rivets back on.
those are the ones im talking about. i dont think youll need them unless youre taking off the street tail alot. if its for the bolts around the belly pan, they would work great if you do your own maintenance.
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i have some plastic type, they are like the kind on the bottom of the gsxr fairings.....they are plactic but have a head on them that spreads out ....can be made permanent or removable....these are great if you have missing metal clips that the faring bolts goes thru....need a 1/4" hole and its as simple as push in fastner then push in pin.....i only have white....if interested pm me
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Where do you get the Dzus fasteners? Are they hard/complicated to install?
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So where do you *as in Romeo36* get them fasteners?
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i order em from tucker rocky, any bike shop can get em for you
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cool. I think thats something for me.
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