I just changed shields on my bike a couple of days ago, there are 2 allens and 6 phillips screws holding all that stuff on on my 18A. I think the screws are plastic though. Still hard to believe all that could fail.
2018 Yamaha FJR 1300A
2014 Honda CB1100 DLX
It doesn't matter what I ride, where I ride, how fast I ride, or how far I ride... it only matters THAT I RIDE...EVERY DAY. "Ferret"