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playing around and took off lower faring that covers lower side of engine(the throttle side) there is a bunch of screws all the same but 2 lengths. I have one that is not like the others can't find where it belongs and it has a washer. any ideas?

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My best advise is to do what I did when confronted with that same issue. I went to the dealer and bought a bunch of extra screws, all styles, and mixed them with what I take off. When I'm done I have a lot of extra screws, so I never really know if I forgot to put one in or not, thus I never worry about it. HTH!!!
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Re: extra screw

Note to self next time @ dealer....

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Re: extra screw

Is the washer bright metal? If so, the washer might be from the top of the rubber well nuts. I'm just going by memory, but the longer screws go into the well nuts that run across the crash bar area, and each well nut has a thin metal washer on top of it that will sometimes fall out with the screw.

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Re: extra screw

If it is a black plastic washer it goes on one of the screws in the chrome tip over cover.

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Re: extra screw

You can solve this problem once and for all.

Buy a K1600GT. All the tupperware screws are the same, I hear. What a concept!

I can't guarantee that any of your leftover LT screws will fit it!

Reminds me that the Parts Dept. Manager at my local dealer told me he's heard a rumor that a future BMW bike feature yet another as yet unknown screw head. Not a torx, not a hex, phillips or anything we've seen before.

I hope he was pulling my leg but I don't think so.

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You can solve this problem once and for all.

Buy a K1600GT. All the tupperware screws are the same, I hear. What a concept!

I can't guarantee that any of your leftover LT screws will fit it!

Reminds me that the Parts Dept. Manager at my local dealer told me he's heard a rumor that a future BMW bike feature yet another as yet unknown screw head. Not a torx, not a hex, phillips or anything we've seen before.

I hope he was pulling my leg but I don't think so.
I wish they would use Dzus fasteners as most aircraft do. Fast quarter-turn release and no loose screws to lose.

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Couldn't figure where it went it was thicker and the washer was not connected to it. It was a bigger torx than the rest. Hope it's not THAT important. Put it in a new Ziploc bag maybe someday I will find it's home... Thanks to all

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My best advise is to do what I did when confronted with that same issue. I went to the dealer and bought a bunch of extra screws, all styles, and mixed them with what I take off. When I'm done I have a lot of extra screws, so I never really know if I forgot to put one in or not, thus I never worry about it. HTH!!!
Same here... I don't think that any of them are critical. BMW just likes to mess with us!

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Is the washer bright metal? If so, the washer might be from the top of the rubber well nuts. I'm just going by memory, but the longer screws go into the well nuts that run across the crash bar area, and each well nut has a thin metal washer on top of it that will sometimes fall out with the screw.
PO might have replaced a lost screw with something he oculd find. My fairing screws had one or two of those. I ordered some extras:

Flanged Cap screw M5x16SW pn 46632325998
Flanged Cap screw M5x20SW pn 46632325999
Clamped Nut M5 pn 46637658638

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I wish they would use Dzus fasteners as most aircraft do. Fast quarter-turn release and no loose screws to lose.
Hear! Hear! +1 on that. I still have one of my old Dzus keys from when I was in the Navy many years ago. It's a good conversation piece.

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