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#1008635 - 04/01/18 07:42 PM Clear Flat 13mmx8mmx.5mm Washers??  
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Both my RT and my GS come back from the dealer missing many of these (nearly invisible) little washers under the body panel screws. I'm replacing the air cleaner on the RT, which means removing and reinstalling most of the body panels, so it occurs to me, "Why not try to find replacement washers?!"

Any ideas, anyone found a good source?

Thanks,
Tom


'10 F650GS & '14 R1200RT & 15R1200GS
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#1008636 - 04/01/18 07:45 PM Re: Clear Flat 13mmx8mmx.5mm Washers?? [Re: Whooosh]  
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Try McMaster-Carr, they usually have anything you need.


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#1008639 - 04/01/18 07:59 PM Re: Clear Flat 13mmx8mmx.5mm Washers?? [Re: Whooosh]  
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Originally Posted by Whooosh
Both my RT and my GS come back from the dealer missing many of these (nearly invisible) little washers under the body panel screws. I'm replacing the air cleaner on the RT, which means removing and reinstalling most of the body panels, so it occurs to me, "Why not try to find replacement washers?!"

Any ideas, anyone found a good source?

Thanks,
Tom


Afternoon Whooosh

Yes, count up the number that you are missing then call that darn dealer & have them mail you the missing washers that THEY forgot to reinstall.

If the service manager gives you crap then ask to speak to the dealer owner directly (insist).

If you really don't want to go that way then try a local hardware store as they usually have different plastic washers, or try Lowes as the usually have a couple of pull out drawers with smaller plastic washers.


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#1008640 - 04/01/18 08:02 PM Re: Clear Flat 13mmx8mmx.5mm Washers?? [Re: Whooosh]  
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Thanks, guys! I'll give all three of those solutions a shot, including the dealer!! (Good point!)


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BMW Motorcyclists of Baltimore Metropolitan Washington
BMW Riders of Tampa Bay
BMW NE FL
BMW Motorcycle Club of GA
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#1008648 - 04/01/18 09:42 PM Re: Clear Flat 13mmx8mmx.5mm Washers?? [Re: Whooosh]  
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Originally Posted by Whooosh
Thanks, guys! I'll give all three of those solutions a shot, including the dealer!! (Good point!)


I be watching to see where you find the washers, as most of mine have been missing when I took delivery from the dealer.


Bernie
Jax, FL
2018 R1200RT, Alpinweiss, starting out fresh.
2007 R1200RT, Double Silver 188,700 Smiles, SOLD
2000 R1100RT, Opal 104,000 Smiles, SOLD
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#1008667 - 04/02/18 02:53 AM Re: Clear Flat 13mmx8mmx.5mm Washers?? [Re: Bernie]  
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Well, I tried McMaster-Carr, and the washers for the M5 Screw are too small and the washers for the M8 Screw (for the 8mm shank) are too large. And, my nearest dealer isn't open on Monday. I'll let you know...

Tom

From McMaster-Carr online store....
Pkg
Screw ID OD Thick Hardness Qty Color Polycarbonate Plastic
M2 2.1 4.0 0.4-0.6 Not Rated 212° Rockwell R120 Clear 50 90940A411 $8.25
M3 3.3 8.0 0.7-0.9 Not Rated 212° Rockwell R120 Clear 50 90940A412 9.25
M4 4.5 10.0 0.7-0.9 Not Rated 212° Rockwell R120 Clear 50 90940A413 9.75
M5 5.5 12.0 0.7-0.9 Not Rated 212° Rockwell R120 Clear 50 90940A414 11.00
M6 6.5 13.0 0.9-1.1 Not Rated 212° Rockwell R120 Clear 50 90940A415 13.00
M8 8.5 18.0 1.4-1.8 Not Rated 212° Rockwell R120 Clear 25 90940A416 11.63
M10 10.5 22.0 1.4-1.8 Not Rated 212° Rockwell R120 Clear 10 90940A417 10.35
M12 13.0 24.0 2.2-2.8 Not Rated 212° Rockwell R120 Clear 10 90940A418 10.95


'10 F650GS & '14 R1200RT & 15R1200GS
BMW Motorcyclists of Baltimore Metropolitan Washington
BMW Riders of Tampa Bay
BMW NE FL
BMW Motorcycle Club of GA
MOA/RA/AMA
Trying to Find a Reason to Retire!
#1008756 - 04/03/18 09:14 AM Re: Clear Flat 13mmx8mmx.5mm Washers?? [Re: Whooosh]  
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My local Ace hardware had some that fit near perfect. They were in the aisle with the little bins.


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#1008761 - 04/03/18 11:29 AM Re: Clear Flat 13mmx8mmx.5mm Washers?? [Re: Whooosh]  
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Anyone tried www.fastenal.com?


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