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post #1 of 24 Old May 5th, 2014, 4:19 pm Thread Starter
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How do you guys keep it straight which holes get the long screws and which holes get the short screws? And why do I always end up with a few extra??

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Re: Tupperware Question

All the short ones hold on most everything except the lower plastic panels around engine.

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One piece of plastic = short
Two = medium
Three or into a rubber wellnut = long
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Re: Tupperware Question

I took several pieces of cardboard and drew an outline of each Tupperware panel. Then as I removed a screw I poked a hole in the cardboard where the screw goes. I have been using the same pieces of cardboard for 5 years now. Works for me.

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How do you guys keep it straight which holes get the long screws and which holes get the short screws? And why do I always end up with a few extra??
I lay the Tupperware on the floor of my garage as I remove it. I start at a wall far from the bike and work towards the bike. I lay the screws on the floor near where they go in the Tupperware. As long as you don't have a cat as a "helper", this method works great. You also have all parts in sequence for assembly. Just work from the bike towards the wall.

I never have parts or fasteners left over and I don't get parts back on out of order requiring extra time to remove because some other part goes under that part.

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There is a tupperware panel template somewhere here on the forum. I printed it on A3 size paper then stuck it to some plywood. Drill 6 mm holes and insert the screws as they are removed. It's a good tool. Just be mindful around the fuel tank, some of the screws can touch the plastic and chaffe through if the wrong length is used

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I like that 1-2-3 explaination but I put marker dots in the indents. 1 for long, 2 for medium and 3 for short. You will also find numbers on many of my bolts for the torq settings. Saves a lot of time.

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I like that 1-2-3 explaination but I put marker dots in the indents. 1 for long, 2 for medium and 3 for short. You will also find numbers on many of my bolts for the torq settings. Saves a lot of time.
Benton that is Great Idea I can see I am getting the sharpe marker out next time I take the Tupperware off

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As Garry said marker pens.
Or as I do you can buy paint pens.
Just need 2 colors for long and medium fasteners.
I used red and yellow, which I had from another job.
The short ones I leave unpainted.
Just run a ring of paint around the hole, when the fastener is in place
the paint all hidden.
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Seriously would the paint/marker technique work on black tupperware ???

I like Voyager's method but that calls for more floors space without any impediments.

I have not done it with this bike but masking tape used to work for me on my Goldwing. Though not nearly as many screws.
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Seriously would the paint/marker technique work on black tupperware ???
Paint markers come in a rainbow of colors. If you cannot find them, but a couple bottles of dupli-color auto touch-up paint from the rack at your favorite auto parts store. Bound to be a couple colors that you fancy there.

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There is a tupperware panel template somewhere here on the forum.
I printed this on 8.5 x 11 and pasted to some cardboard. I pushed holes thru the printed paper and cardboard, and I carry this in the top trunk all the time. Easy to see, very clear, takes no space, never leaves a screw behind, and also shows where each hole is.

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after quite a few times doing it you realize the long go through multiple panels and that it really doesn't matter except over the gas tank. the killers are the odd small ones for the windshield brackets and the flap under the nose of the seat. One can take a panel off, and mark on the inside L or S for each hole.

Those little metal clips holding a nut in place will drive you crazzy, especially is you loose one or don't notice that one fell off!!

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Oooooooooh!!!! If you don't get a mirror on a stick so that you can see under and up at the fastners holding the tupperware onto the handle bars, you WILL scream and cuss for hours like I did!!

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Genius. Saving that right away.

Up till now I've just used up the long ones wherever possible first, then carried on with whatever was left. I've also replaced a few bolts and screws with stainless steel ones, and sadly a few tupperware attachment holes have broken off (previous owner, not me). Also, 2 of the rubber grommet mount things have gone too. :-/

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Really does not matter +1 for the long ones going into into a rubber wellnut. Others I really don't care.

Having that said - Do think the facelift models with central locking system are "allergic" for too long bolt under the oddment box.

When I first time removed plastic I was extremely conscious of not mixing the screws. Of course I dropped the template I had used to keep track of every screw. Having gathered all from the floor and having to put it together just trying to rationalize it myself I noticed - really does not matter... Now all screws just go in to a bowl when dismantling tupperware. Only exception are those rubber wellnuts where I use those long ones.

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Paint markers come in a rainbow of colors. If you cannot find them, but a couple bottles of dupli-color auto touch-up paint from the rack at your favorite auto parts store. Bound to be a couple colors that you fancy there.
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I was mainly thinking of how well it would showup and at the same time not too much to appear ugly on the plastic. Like using anything that might leave unsightly residue.
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Use ziplock bags hold the different screws as you dismantle different sections of the bike. Label the bag and note how many screws & sizes to decrease the spare part collection at the end.
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I took several pieces of cardboard and drew an outline of each Tupperware panel. Then as I removed a screw I poked a hole in the cardboard where the screw goes. I have been using the same pieces of cardboard for 5 years now. Works for me.
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Fireball is black and I used the silver marker at the holes. All the marks are covered by either the screws or Tupperware. Most bolts are silver so black marker is used to post the torq on them.

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OK to assume when new things are kopecetic (sp?) - But my bike when new had sort of a random bolt lengths for the fairing. The chart helps & is now part of my travel documents.

But HELP - I'm just finishing the 25,000 mile thing & have two 5mm X 20 mm long Torq 25 head screws left over. Where do they go?..........

(Later) Just found the right holes, under the mirrors - 2 each.

Now the only mystery is the oddments box.............
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