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Unhappy WTB: Fairing stay for sp2

stripped out and broke one of the bolts

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What stripped? I think I can help you fix that a lot cheaper than replacement.
The bolt that goes thru the mirror bracket, then the fairing itself. Is that what was stripped and broke?
I would guess the threaded nut that is welded to inside fairing stay has the bougered-up threads too.
Tell me exactly what is stripped or broken and I'll try to help.
I'm thinking a thread chaser, or tap and die, heli-coil, maybe a new bolt from Ace Hardware. They have a good selection of metric automotive bolts and other fasteners...

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yeah, the aluminum threads got boogered up and stupid me thought i could force it back out.... the threaded nut broke its welds and is just spinning now. short of finding someone to make me a new threaded nut, then welding it back on, i figured it'd be easier to replace the whole thing...

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I thought so. the alum is softer than these hardend bolts, so naturally the alum strips first. Watch out for that on the rest of your bike.
Two of my threaded nuts have broken from their weld. but once they are snug, they don't spin anymore if it's in the correct position, ie, the same as before it broke. Use a piece of masking tape to hold it in place while you're assembling.
Heli-coil for the nut, and a new bolt from Ace. About $8 -10, and an hour or so labor.
Used fairing stay, at least $50. New, $75.00 and up. If available.
There's a couple on Ebay right now. In fact, there's one that is ending with in the next 24 hrs...

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If you get a new one, when assembling the mirrors, use the blue loc-tite and only snug the bolts. I think my alum nuts broke their weld because of over-tightening and vibration.

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I have a black faring stay laying around. I dont know if it is sp1 or sp2 but I believe it is a steel faring stay. Let me know if you need it.
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I have a black faring stay laying around. I dont know if it is sp1 or sp2 but I believe it is a steel faring stay. Let me know if you need it.
That would be SP1. And your right about them being steel. The aluminum one's were put on the sp2. I suspect as part of the wieght shaving that the SP2's got.
I know sp2 fairing stay's will fit on the SP1. I have two of them for my 2000. Not sure about the other way around, but can't think of any reason why not.
Are you running any kind of steering damper?

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That would be SP1. And your right about them being steel. The aluminum one's were put on the sp2. I suspect as part of the wieght shaving that the SP2's got.
I know sp2 fairing stay's will fit on the SP1. I have two of them for my 2000. Not sure about the other way around, but can't think of any reason why not.
Are you running any kind of steering damper?
Yes I have a GPR that comes with a stay, hence why I have an extra one laying around.
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Yes I have a GPR that comes with a stay, hence why I have an extra one laying around.
Oh, that makes sense. I was aware that some GPR have to have their own fairing stay bracket.

But I meant the queston for BlankSky in case he has steering stabilizer mounted to his steering stem nut.
The reason I asked is that I don't know if the crossbar on the SP1 bracket is different than SP2 bracket.
My scott's damper fit under the crosspiece (just barely) of a SP2 alum, but I don't know if it will fit under the crosspiece of a SP1 bracket.

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