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Old 09-16-2018, 09:41 PM
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Question Dealership scrambles fairing fasteners...

Without fail, service at the local dealership results in random replacement of the various fairing fasteners.

Last time the bike came back with fasteners that weren't even mine.

Mostly not a big deal, but some have specific uses/locations.

I assume this is common (just like the practice of removing the engine compartment splash shields on cars and tossing them).

What is your experience?
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:42 PM
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Re: Dealership scrambles fairing fasteners...

That's pathetic. I put all my fasteners in an ice cube tray, and know what goes where after 3 removals of the tupperware . . and that happened years ago (I've had the bike 16 yrs.).

So a mechanic (or apprentice) better get his together.

I'd be quite upset.

I usually take all my skins off if ever I need the shop to do something I can't do. It gives ME a chance to thoroughly clean and inspect the bike.
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Re: Dealership scrambles fairing fasteners...

It's a bummer that they don't care. I'd complain. It would be a general discussion as to car and workmanship. Premium bike deserves some care. If this is representative of work quality what is going on inside the plastic. These are words I'd use with the service writer or better yet the owner. You pay big bucks per hour, you deserve proper service.
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Re: Dealership scrambles fairing fasteners...

I removed all the black paint off mine more than 14 years ago as they are all stainless under the paint. Bike went into the stealer for what I can't remember, but it came back with mostly black screws. Spotted it straight away and the guy wanted to know what the big issue was...
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Re: Dealership scrambles fairing fasteners...

Must say I was impressed by my local dealer, I haven't noticed any screws out of place.

For the most part I recommend a independent local for most common servicing (brakes, clutch, coolant, etc.). For instance, when I bring my bike in for same-day servicing I remove the Tupperware myself. Since he services numerous models (honda, suzuki, etc.) I get no complaints.

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Re: Dealership scrambles fairing fasteners...

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What is your experience?




I've seen the same thing.


The few times I took the K1200RS in I removed the panels before taking the bike to the shop.
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Re: Dealership scrambles fairing fasteners...

I once found the dealer had replaced the fairing fasteners that are just under and in front of the nose of the seat with ones that were too long and with no spacer, so the point of the screws pressed firmly against the plastic petrol tank, by the time I spotted them (which wasn't long thankfully) they had already started to wear a little crater in the plastic of the fuel tank. Could have been interesting over the long term if I hadn't noticed.
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Re: Dealership scrambles fairing fasteners...

Well CRAP!

Now I have to go back and check all of the fasteners.



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I once found the dealer had replaced the fairing fasteners that are just under and in front of the nose of the seat with ones that were too long and with no spacer, so the point of the screws pressed firmly against the plastic petrol tank, by the time I spotted them (which wasn't long thankfully) they had already started to wear a little crater in the plastic of the fuel tank. Could have been interesting over the long term if I hadn't noticed.
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Re: Dealership scrambles fairing fasteners...

I had replaced all of the fasteners with stainless steel.

There are a few stainless left but of the wrong size.

Didn't notice it until this week when I took the engine cowling off myself.



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I removed all the black paint off mine more than 14 years ago as they are all stainless under the paint. Bike went into the stealer for what I can't remember, but it came back with mostly black screws. Spotted it straight away and the guy wanted to know what the big issue was...
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Re: Dealership scrambles fairing fasteners...

That sucks. As far as I can remember, mine have almost always been replaced with the long ones where I believe they should be and the special ones for behind the tank that are for actual threaded receivers have always been where they should be. Occasionally, I have replaced them with new as they age and corrode here on the coast. One time, I was having great difficulty with one and then noted it was a torx style, which would have been a real pain on the road since the torx screws come on newer bikes and we don't have the proper tool in the tool set.
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