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I discovered another source, one which may be a lot more available for some people. Especially if you know anyone in the auto collision repair industry. Which is a fancy title for auto body shop.

These are for late model Chevy Light Trucks, and SUV's that have the plastic fender flares. These pins are just the right size for our RC51's bottom fairing connectors. And as you can see, they are easy to remove because of the slot for a screwdriver.

Get them at your buddy's body shop, any Chev dealer, or online. Sorry I don't know how much they cost, my friend gave these to me. I think they're really cheap. I've also seen them at automotive paint suppliers, and I've seen a good selection at Ace Hardware too. In their automotive fasteners section.
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Nice heads up. On a related note, you can also find replacement automotive interior trim/door/plastic fasteners sold under the "Dorman" name at auto parts stores.

Don't quote me on the quality of the Dorman fasteners or if they'll actually work on our bikes, but they do come in a variety of sizes if someone doesn't want to order the OEM replacement ones from Honda/other online parts sources.

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I always just used a zip tie. Yeah, you have to replace it every time, but it made it so much easier to take off with some dikes or a box opener.




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Great info! Too bad I already bought a stash of OEM ones for 100x what they're worth!

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Nice find there John.

I was wondering if somthing like this can replace them though



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Nice find there John.

I was wondering if somthing like this can replace them though

Yep, you can also do dzus fasteners. RC51Stunna over on speedzilla did exactly that.




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I always just used a zip tie. Yeah, you have to replace it every time, but it made it so much easier to take off with some dikes or a box opener.
I did that the last few times as well on the rear two fasteners. Very easy, obtainable, cheap, and effective.

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Nice find there John.

I was wondering if somthing like this can replace them though

That's a pretty cool idea, but they don't vibrate loose? Those are cam-locks, right?

b.miller, you said RC51Stunna runs those? Still?
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That's a pretty cool idea, but they don't vibrate loose? Those are cam-locks, right?
When I was working in a Ducati workshop, I noticed that all the 996, 998 models had just these for fairing bolting on. The trick, in my opinion, that they don't come loose from vibration is teflon (silicon) or rubber washers on each one so that it presses against the bolt's head and cowl.

With that add on, I would like to try them on cause they can be quite handy with removing the fairings.


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For those of you that just may be saddled with living in or near the snow belt, the Polaris snowmobile windshield push pins work also. p/n 7661855, price in US should be $0.40-0.50 each (retail for $0.75 up here) or you can get them in a bag of 20. Not near as finicky as the OEM ones to get out. As we're a dual line dealership, I klnow which ones I'm going with

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I did that the last few times as well on the rear two fasteners. Very easy, obtainable, cheap, and effective.


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That's a pretty cool idea, but they don't vibrate loose? Those are cam-locks, right?

b.miller, you said RC51Stunna runs those? Still?
If that's who Im thinking of, his avatar cracks me up! Like '80's Tom Cruise pretty-boy with aviator sunglasses?
Here is his profile: http://www.speedzilla.com/forums/mem...unna-5830.html That's Nicky Hayden in his avatar.


They don't come loose if done correctly. That is what most use on track skins, and they actually use these on all kinds of military aircraft. So the are definitely up to snuff. You just have to make sure that you bend the 'nut' plate so that it is keeping the fastener in tension. Too lose and it will be able to fall out.




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