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Old 03-13-2018, 09:21 PM   #1
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how many screws left over is acceptable?

so after removing all the body plastics and whatnots (7 pieces total), doing oil change, air filter, and spark plugs....

putting everything back together...

getting everything started back up and tested, running sounds great

how many screws for the body plastics is it acceptable to have, uh, left over?

1? 2? 4? more?

asking for.... uh.... a friend....
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:47 PM   #2
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That just means you assembled it better than the engineer designed it.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:00 PM   #3
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:16 PM   #4
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I have a limit of 1 for fairings if it has at least 3 other mount points. Or more accurately, if it seems like it won't blow off at 70 mph then I'll wait until next time I take it off to replace the screw. I might still have one sitting there on the shelf for one of my bikes...
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:51 PM   #5
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:24 AM   #6
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My father had a sense of humor (damn him to hell).

I would have most of my bike disassembled while doing a project and when i wasn't looking he would toss into the parts tray a hand full of same size fasteners.

Then laugh as I went crazy looking for where they went.
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Old 03-14-2018, 05:26 AM   #7
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Depends how big they are.

Smaller than m6? Up to 7, unless you were working in the clutch area. Then 3

Bigger than m6? 2
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:39 AM   #8
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Depends how big they are.

Smaller than m6? Up to 7, unless you were working in the clutch area. Then 3

Bigger than m6? 2
Do you have a SAE table?

Yeah, I have been guilty of an extra fastener. But, more likely I am going to lose at least one. I have this knack of dropping bolts, nuts, and screws into impossible places. Even on a naked single cylinder, I might bounce a screw under a car or out the door or into the dog food. It's a disease.
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so after removing all the body plastics and whatnots (7 pieces total), doing oil change, air filter, and spark plugs....

putting everything back together...

getting everything started back up and tested, running sounds great

how many screws for the body plastics is it acceptable to have, uh, left over?

1? 2? 4? more?

asking for.... uh.... a friend....
3-7 is the general figure. The best way to deal with that is to put half of them in a spark plug hole, and let them find their way back to the proper place, and throw the other half in the air cleaner.
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3-7 is the general figure. The best way to deal with that is to put half of them in a spark plug hole, and let them find their way back to the proper place, and throw the other half in the air cleaner.
This is good advice. Do this.
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:01 AM   #11
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If you can't uninstall and install the fairings correctly, I have to wonder: what else was botched? Oh, well, it's not like oil, air filter, or spark plugs are critical parts of the engine or anything...
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The proper term is "Adding lightness",

its a racer thing!
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This is good advice. Do this.
Agreed. I add a handful of sand (make sure it's clean) and the screws come out shiny
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Old 03-14-2018, 08:47 AM   #14
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3-7 is the general figure. The best way to deal with that is to put half of them in a spark plug hole, and let them find their way back to the proper place, and throw the other half in the air cleaner.
Brilliant! That way you know where they are when you remember where they go. Sure beats a baggie under the seat. They get holes and youíll just loose the screws.
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