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post #1 of 17 Old Dec 22nd, 2005, 8:59 pm Thread Starter
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Question Where do all of these fairing screws go?

In the process of removing most of my plastic on my 2000 K1200LT fairing, I have found many examples where the previous owners or mechanics didn't seem to care about which length screws went where (part on the left side had different sizes on the right side). Does anyone have a diagram that shows which size screws that should be used with each peice of plastic?
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In the process of removing most of my plastic on my 2000 K1200LT fairing, I have found many examples where the previous owners or mechanics didn't seem to care about which length screws went where (part on the left side had different sizes on the right side). Does anyone have a diagram that shows which size screws that should be used with each peice of plastic?
What you need is the Paul Sayegh K1200LT Service DVD's. I kid you not, they tell you everything in only the best way. He not only tells you...he shows you what to do and the correct way to do it.
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Attached Screw Diagram

I think this what you are looking for.
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The diagrams and the Paul Sayegh DVDs are very helpful. A useful trick is to print the diagram and tape it to a piece of cardboard. Then when you remove a screw, push it into the diagram near where it came out of the bike.

Or just learn why they put certain screws in certain places and you'll always get it right. Short screws go through one panel and into a threaded aluminum or steel hole or into a gold metal clip nut. Long screws go where there are two panels to go through and also where the rubber well nuts are. Two screws in front of the driver's seat have smaller diameter heads. The screws under the fairing lower and the black tip over wings are usually allen, though many have changed them to torx to simplify things.

Once you've done it a couple of times it's pretty easy.

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Also, see Raffy's list in the HoW (g.5).
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Smile Good stuff!

Thank you all for your suggestions; they're all helpful.
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Re: Where do all of these fairing screws go?

dayum.....I just use a muffin tin..........?.......I need to come up to tech..........



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Re: Where do all of these fairing screws go?

There is an easier way. Do your best to determine the proper length screws. When you put everything back together start with the short screws. As long as there is enough length to secure the parts together you will be OK. Work your way up always using the shortest screws first. You might end up with some long screws at the end. There is one place where you need to be careful to not put a screw through the fuel cell.

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Re: Where do all of these fairing screws go?

Somebody posted this some time back, can't remember who. I had it saved on my desk top.
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You know I used to worry about this but over time I came to the realization it doesn't matter, oh sure there's a few spots where you want to use the smaller screws, base of the top tupperware by the tank and a couple below the drop bar but past that it doesn't matter. I used to take a good deal of time putting everything back exactly where I found it (sigh) PITA now I save a few small ones for the area's I mentioned, and not worry about it.

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You know I used to worry about this but over time I came to the realization it doesn't matter, oh sure there's a few spots where you want to use the smaller screws, base of the top tupperware by the tank and a couple below the drop bar but past that it doesn't matter. I used to take a good deal of time putting everything back exactly where I found it (sigh) PITA now I save a few small ones for the area's I mentioned, and not worry about it.

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Re: Where do all of these fairing screws go?

The rubber well nuts use the longest screws. The trim closest to the fuel tank uses the shortest ones. Everything else is pretty much in the middle. If in doubt, mark a toothpick to the three lengths and insert it to check the available depth. That works every time.


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There is an easier way. Do your best to determine the proper length screws. When you put everything back together start with the short screws. As long as there is enough length to secure the parts together you will be OK. Work your way up always using the shortest screws first. You might end up with some long screws at the end. There is one place where you need to be careful to not put a screw through the fuel cell.

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I use the cardboard method like dandiver. But I think the screws have gotten mixed up. I may as well collect them into a bucket, Palerider style.. When I reassemble the tupperware, I always (maybe almost always) check to see if they'll go too deep. I have 3 different lengths of screws. Now maybe I've just been lucky and I know we want to put it back together right. But it seems that anyone can put the screws anywhere and not have a problem piercing anything. I do take special care near the wiring harness. Just wondering if anyone's had a problem with a screw too long.
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Great timing, just took my tupperware off for some maintenance and found some inconsistency in how screws were replaced between left and right. Once you get them corrected, I always leave the screws in the panel holes that they came from, stick a piece of blue masking tape over them to held them there while handling the panels and that way it becomes a no-brainer to put back together.

Wondering if anyone has ever tried one of these screw kits I see on ebay from time to time. Any good? I need to replace several because previous owner used silicone on several of them.

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Afternoon! I read several threads regarding where the screws go but I just purchased a 2000 LT and started to remove things to look around. The first thing I noticed is that I am missing many 'tupperware' screws. Where do you recommend purchasing these screws, BMW?
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Check on FleaBay as many folks sell salvaged parts and you should be able to pick up some screw sets...

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