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2009 VStrom, 7300 miles. Just did the plugs and air filter. Found this grommet on the ground left side of bike, during removal of side panels, gas tank.

Any suggestions on where it goes?


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There are rubber grommets on each side under the side panel. Those are also similar to the grommets on my skid plate. I know I have some spares that look just like that as well lol


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Possibly a grommet used to secure a side panel push-on-peg to the bike.
It looks a little small though. 13mm? The grommets indicated by 573 on my 1st generation 650 are 26mm OD.
On the right track though.
 

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Hey, I need one of those. I'll send you an envelope and you can send it to me. Thanks.

Well nothing is rattling so sure, why not:wink2:

I'll pull the side panels again and take a look. Too small for the pins on the side panel.
 

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The one on my salvage bike is sitting on the peg of the sidecover in broken pieces. It may not rattle but it works better with all the grommets in place.
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Here... same on the other side.
Yup, that's it, this grommet cushions the black plastic thingy (instrument panel cowling?) against the fairing. Exactly the same on my DL1000.

These dislodge easily when you are pulling the plastics off and putting them back on.

Fortunately, they're easily replaceable at the hardware store.
 

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2009 VStrom, 7300 miles. Just did the plugs and air filter. Found this grommet on the ground left side of bike, during removal of side panels, gas tank.

Any suggestions on where it goes?


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Did you end up finding the home for this grommet? I just did the same job and found one under the exact same circumstances:D.
Front cowling to black cover thingy was one option, the only other I could think was the bolt where the front of the tank attaches near handlebars.
 

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I took things back off and looked around...never did find the location. It is a smaller grommet than the side panels and upper cowling. I'll pull things apart this spring and take a second look.
Been riding this winter and have not noticed any issues. Old thread I know.
 

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Thanks.

Mine fitted in the front fender piece where the black cover coming back to handlebars from the gauges connects. Firmed it up a bit where the two pieces meet but no concern if it wasn't there.

Found it on the ground and thought I'd never find where it came from. Better check Google before tossing it...'small rubber grommet found Vstrom', and lo and behold, there you were, exact same problem, even same side of bike. Thanks Stromtrooper.
 
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