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#1003235 - 01/06/18 02:43 AM Re: 02 1150RT Fairing Screws [Re: Bert Remington]  
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Originally Posted by Bert Remington
I recommend DesmoParts on eBay for a full kit of stainless steel screws for the fairing and other items. Zenko is okay but limited to fairing screws only.


Thanks for the recommendation. I checked them out. What I noticed is that all the kits I found on ebay had screws with flat tips. I like the pointy ends on my OEM screws. Any thoughts on where to find those pointy screws? Other than BMW?

#1003244 - 01/06/18 01:06 PM Re: 02 1150RT Fairing Screws [Re: Bert Remington]  
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Originally Posted by Bert Remington
I recommend DesmoParts on eBay for a full kit of stainless steel screws for the fairing and other items. Zenko is okay but limited to fairing screws only.

+1 on the DesmoParts kit. I used this on my RT it has everything you will need.LINK


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#1003255 - 01/06/18 06:37 PM Re: 02 1150RT Fairing Screws [Re: ltljohn]  
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Step up to a grinder with a flat-ended screw being held in a pair of nuts and a big vise grip. Use a hex key (or whatever) to keep the screw from rotating as you grind the taper to your heart's content. Polish the taper with a wire wheel. The taper is important to draw things together without crossthreading.

#1003257 - 01/06/18 07:49 PM Re: 02 1150RT Fairing Screws [Re: gmarktbone]  
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Cap -- I had a mixture of "pointy" and regular fairing screws, some with Torx heads. I carefully sorted them out. I use DesmoParts' regular screws for the easy locations (eg, around exhaust pipes) and the pointy screws for the difficult locations (eg, top of gas tank). I ain't that talented with a grinder to make pointy ends. smile


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#1003284 - 01/07/18 07:38 PM Re: 02 1150RT Fairing Screws [Re: gmarktbone]  
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Try the nut/visegrip/grinder with a hex (or whatever) key trick to control its rotation. It is really quick and easy, but it does require a fixed grinding wheel, and not a portable one.

#1003321 - 01/08/18 06:25 PM Re: 02 1150RT Fairing Screws [Re: nrp]  
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I was wondering why there was all this talk about grinding points onto aftermarket screws for fairings, which seems like a lot of trouble to go to, when the screws are still available from BMW. Then I checked the price: $3.97 each! Incredible. Didn't know how lucky I was when a couple extra showed up after my last servicing. But that wasn't from a dealer.


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#1003331 - 01/08/18 08:41 PM Re: 02 1150RT Fairing Screws [Re: gmarktbone]  
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$3.97 each!

That is a fine example of a real BMW screw!


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#1003350 - 01/09/18 02:19 AM Re: 02 1150RT Fairing Screws [Re: gmarktbone]  
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Those screws are pointed for a reason!

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