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07-31-2019 06:20 AM
Blue Gen2 Bang shang a lang
07-30-2019 05:11 PM
CGY_Vector_06FJR
Online Source for Rivets

I was missing a Phillips-head rivet (fuel tank: 90269-06081-00 rivet) and found a very impressive website: www.partzilla.com

I selected Yamaha-Motorcycle-Year-Model-[mechanical sub-system] and then was given a free, high resolution, exploded and very detailed schematic of the sub-system (fuel tank). I then identified the part number and its associated price in the itemized inventory list. I ordered the part and a back-up and added mail delivery shipping. Yes, the price of the plastic OEM rivet was expensive... $2.32 CAD/each but I wanted a matching rivet with the rest of the rivets on the bike and then paid the shipping cost of $7.99 CAD. The rivet was a perfect match: quality, texture, dimensions, colour. Payment, processing, communication, shipping and quality was excellent.
07-29-2019 12:56 PM
rbentnail
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Originally Posted by TTBaddog View Post
Are the 6mm ones shown in various links the type where you can push the center portion all the way in to release and then extract the body of the pin? My Mazda has many of these plastic rivets on it and you must PULL the center pin out to have the body of the pin release. IIRC on the FJR some or many of the pins are the type where you PUSH the center all the way in to release and then you can pull the entire rivet out. This is very easy compared to the type you have to PULL the center portion out, those always end up being a PITA. Am I asking the right thing or does that make sense? One place that comes to mind is the cover that holds the battery panel in place. It is very easy to push the center rivet in the pull the hole fastener out. Pulling the center out would be a little more difficult.
You're asking the right question and you're right. PUSH pin is the apt name.

This thread is yet another example of people spending a dollar to save a dime.
07-29-2019 08:14 AM
TTBaddog Are the 6mm ones shown in various links the type where you can push the center portion all the way in to release and then extract the body of the pin? My Mazda has many of these plastic rivets on it and you must PULL the center pin out to have the body of the pin release. IIRC on the FJR some or many of the pins are the type where you PUSH the center all the way in to release and then you can pull the entire rivet out. This is very easy compared to the type you have to PULL the center portion out, those always end up being a PITA. Am I asking the right thing or does that make sense? One place that comes to mind is the cover that holds the battery panel in place. It is very easy to push the center rivet in the pull the hole fastener out. Pulling the center out would be a little more difficult.
07-29-2019 07:56 AM
Mr_Ed
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Originally Posted by Blue Gen2 View Post
They actually broke before the pin was pushed in or I had to beat them with a hammer to push the pin in.
Wow! The ones I got at my local NAPA worked quite well. They were all I could find on short notice, so I just used them in places where I could get to them easily with a screwdriver.
07-29-2019 07:44 AM
RaYzerman Also known as BFH or swing press.
07-29-2019 02:33 AM
Alan smithy O ye, solves any problem with a bigger hammer. I got a job working in coal fired power station, the leading hand was ex - army sargent, and he had in his tool locker 64 pounds of hammers, that was his solution to fixing anything, Nick name Basha .
07-28-2019 11:47 PM
JohnC Nonsense, Ray. There is no problem that cannot be solved with a bigger hammer. In the military radar business, this
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....L._SL1259_.jpg
is what we used to call a fine alignment tool.
07-28-2019 11:10 PM
RaYzerman ROFL!!! Hammer totally the wrong tool, bro....
07-28-2019 09:43 PM
Blue Gen2
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Originally Posted by passx View Post
Just curious of what was wrong with them ?

They actually broke before the pin was pushed in or I had to beat them with a hammer to push the pin in.
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