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dumb plastic rivets . . .

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I don't think those plastic fasteners are actually that dumb. Because they are so loose, they allow the fairing panels to move in relation to each other. This prevents the panels from cracking and breaking around the fastener holes due to vibration and flexing. Also, in the event of minor impact (bird strike), the shock through the fairing panels gets relieved by the fasteners shearing, instead of the panels breaking. I know that on my earlier FJ1200's, where the fairings were more securely fastened, the fairings used to crack up after some time, and there were annoying buzzes and rattling noises generated by the fairings.
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That is a good point, and to that point, you can get nutplates which are friction locking. This means that you can leave some slack in the screw installation, maybe even with a washer and o-ring under the head, and the screw will be held captive without being cranked tight. Such nutplates are widely used in the aircraft industry. Like I said, I am tempted to use nutplates and machine screws. One and done, like forever.

Of course, the simple way is to find panel rivets that are easy to install and to release, rather than those OEM treasures. I have found some I like, but the 6mm size is still eluding me. You can get some of them on eBay, but I have no desire to deal with PayPal. The search continues . . .
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For the push pin type - I purchase these from Amazon - Nylon, not plastic



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I don't remember where I bought mine (should have kept track), but they fit nicely in the three or four places I put them after I broke several OEM fasteners.

All of the 6 mm fasteners are the same length except for two inside the front wheel well. See page 5 of the Series III Fairing Removal Guide in my signature.

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AFAIK, there are no 8mm hole for push pins on an FJR... Goldwings yes. You need 6mm.

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I bought some of the ones with Phillips heads at NAPA a few years back -- that was all they had. They work fine.

My biggest problem with the push pins is accidentally pushing the pin to far when removing. I finally made a tool from a small allen wrench with a plastic tube over it to effectively limit how far it'll push. I can't push it to far with that
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I don't remember where I bought mine (should have kept track), but they fit nicely in the three or four places I put them after I broke several OEM fasteners.

All of the 6 mm fasteners are the same length except for two inside the front wheel well. See page 5 of the Series III Fairing Removal Guide in my signature.
The 2 for the gas tank trim are the short ones as there is frame directly behind. IIRC all the rest that I've found can be the longer variety. As I mentioned, I buy one size and snip off the little pointer at the end to work.

I got mine off ebay. They fit a little snugger than OEM ones and so can be a little tough to secure in place. But they seem to hold up pretty well.

->https://www.ebay.com/itm/50Pcs-6mm-H...EAAOSwcwFeuCrB
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