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Old 02-03-2018, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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6mm push rivets

For what its worth I purchased 10 push rivets for $1 including shipping on ebay. They seem to work just like the OEM ones. The OEM ones are over $2 each plus another $5 or so for shipping. Only issue with ebay is it takes about a month until they arrive.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/10pcs-6mm-P...-/401105659604
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Thanks!
Ordered one

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great find, i have a huge box of assorted sizes of these that ive had since i worked in auto body and it didnt have any of this size so my missing ones are replaced with zipties. now i can replace them

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Thanks - ordered a set.

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Handy to have on hand

I always keep some extras of these around as well as well nuts and the screws that go with them as they often become damaged with removal. They are a lot cheaper to buy ahead of time and have on hand, from ebay, than rush to the dealer to buy a few when you need them. The Mk2 Versys 650 uses well nuts everywhere for fairing/windshield attachment and the rubber well nuts are seldom reusable.

I've found the kits of well nuts you buy that come with screws do not have screws that are long enough. As a result I purchased a package of M5x20mm screws off of ebay along with a package of just the rubber well nuts. Always good to have lots on hand.

Another thing that is handy to have on hand is a cheap compartmentalized box similar to that below to store extra bike related bits and pieces in so they don't get lost.

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I ordered some from Amazon because I am rebuilding an R6 right now and need them in two weeks!

$5.00 for 30, or $3.12 for 30 and one month waiting.... hmm.
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... As a result I purchased a package of M5x20mm screws off of ebay along with a package of just the rubber well nuts. Always good to have lots on hand....
I got tired of having damaged allen-sockets on the fairing screws on my '08, so I replaced them ALL w/ 6mm chrome flange-bolts. I'll try to remember to take a pic.....

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I got tired of having damaged allen-sockets on the fairing screws on my '08, so I replaced them ALL w/ 6mm chrome flange-bolts. I'll try to remember to take a pic.....
Just took a couple of pics. Here's what one bolt looks like:



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Thanks Eddie!

I never had any problem with the allen bolts for the fairings, but I don't force them

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Thanks Eddie!

I never had any problem with the allen bolts for the fairings, but I don't force them
Guess I'm NOT as smart as you are....

I would 'chuck' a small allen-key (straight, of course!) into my Ryobi 18v drill, then loosen all that I needed to remove, then when finished I would run them back in, but NOT all-the-way, then tighten w/ a 1/4" ratchet.

Eventually (over 75K+ miles of "doing things") the 'sockets' got a little "chewed-up", so I replaced them, (the bolts look PDG [to ME]), and they're MUCH harder to 'buggar-up'.

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I admit, I'm not working as much on my bike and I don't do nearly as many km as you do!! (not trying to be smart )
I just hope to reach 75k+ "things"
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I admit, I'm not working as much on my bike and I don't do nearly as many km as you do!! (not trying to be smart )
I just hope to reach 75k+ "things"
You do great!
I will be very surprised IF my '08 isn't 'good' for WAY-Y-Y more than 100K miles, tho' as I'll be 75 in April, it MIGHT NOT be me riding it then....


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Thanks for the heads-up; got some on the slow boat from China headed my way.

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