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Old 02-19-2011, 02:59 PM
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Okay... Trying to install my new fairings... I can't figure out, for the life of me; how to get the rubber-set nuts back into the new fairing. The nuts that go into these holes...



Is there a secret?
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:12 PM
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Go from the inside out, pushing the flat part of the rubber nut in then once you get a little in I used needle nose pliers to work the rest of it all the way in while pushing from behind. Spit on it for alittle lube
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:15 PM
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You might have to drill the hole a tad bit bigger. You want the hole just big enough so the black rubber nut slides in. Then when you put the bolt in and tighten the rubber expands and won't allow it to come out.
 
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push and spin, push and spin, push and spin....

same method to install the rubber windscreen grommets... pita and it takes time but eventually they go in
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by R Dub View Post
You might have to drill the hole a tad bit bigger. You want the hole just big enough so the black rubber nut slides in. Then when you put the bolt in and tighten the rubber expands and won't allow it to come out.
You shouldn't need to drill it. Just use some needle nose pliers (I prefer a small flathead screwdriver) and pull the front of it through the back. Be careful not to tear/poke a hole in the rubber.
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:43 PM
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You shouldn't need to drill it. Just use some needle nose pliers (I prefer a small flathead screwdriver) and pull the front of it through the back. Be careful not to tear/poke a hole in the rubber.
If I remember correctly he went with Delkevic fairings which is what I went with on my F4i and I did have to drill those holes ever so slightly bigger then use some muscle and put them in. Then once in and tightened down the rubber would expand and be all set.
 

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Try freezing the rubber to get it to contract.
 
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:23 AM
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Thanks guys! I ended up getting it done with a flat-head screwdriver... pushing them through little by little... Didn't have to drill the holes, but it would've probably helped make it a bit less of a headache.

Huge thanks to RDub for the fairing bolts you sent, they worked perfect!

...and here she is... slowly getting her up to par, really can't complain about a sub-$2k 03 F4i though

 

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Originally Posted by nowensby View Post
Huge thanks to RDub for the fairing bolts you sent, they worked perfect!
Hey, what kind of fairing bolts were those?

I ordered a cheap kit off Ebay a while back, but they didn't have any rubber nuts. I've been trying to tighten down regular nuts and bolts on the fairings, but they tend to vibrate out over time. What you've got sounds just like what I need
 
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Originally Posted by __Z__ View Post
push and spin, push and spin, push and spin....

same method to install the rubber windscreen grommets... pita and it takes time but eventually they go in

Isnt there some rule against talking dirty around here
 

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