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post #1 of 17 Old 05-31-2006, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Black plastic fastners! help required

Hi Tech gurus,

Today I tried to remove the front-left colored plastic. I easily removed all hex screws and finally ended up with the blastic plastic fastner/rivets.

I tried to take it apart using a screw driver sharp edge, but ended up breaking the black plastic head. Now the narrow portion of the screw is in place.

Where can I get this? i dont want to order the supposed 20cent thingy on ronayers or other such sites and pay a hefty shipping cost.

Can anyone tell me whether the suzuki dealership will have this in stock? if so how much will this cost?

Important: how to remove them and fix them? any easy methodology to oversome breakages ?
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post #2 of 17 Old 05-31-2006, 11:16 PM
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If you broke them off inside I would just push it through, not pull.



Those fasteners work by pushing in on the center witha a small pointed object, like a pen. Then they release the tension and you should be able to grab the edge with your fingernail and pull it out. They are resetable.

I myself would not buy them form Suzuki for the same reasons you stated. But if you go to an auto parts store they usually have something compareable.
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post #3 of 17 Old 06-01-2006, 12:13 AM
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My dealer had them in stock when I looked for some for another bike. To remove them, use a sharp intrument and push the center pin in about 1/4". They will them slide right out. Reset them by removing the pin, inserting the rivit, the reinserting the pin from the head side.
 
post #4 of 17 Old 06-01-2006, 01:16 AM
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Just had mine out the other day, real slick and re-install with ease. I could build a house with these little buggers.

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post #5 of 17 Old 06-01-2006, 03:05 AM
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I have a feeling I've seen these for sale in an automotive supply shop somwhere - maybe among the trim fasteners?

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post #6 of 17 Old 06-01-2006, 03:17 AM
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Yes you have too. My guess is Lordco. Not identical but I am sure they would work well enough.

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post #7 of 17 Old 06-01-2006, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everybody...!

Can you please tell me what it is called? So that i can call my dealers to ask for it.

I will post the procedure step by step so that a newbie can 'learn'

To remove the plastic rivets

1) Use a pointed object to push the centre portion of the head inwards, head of the rivet.

2) The centre pin will slide-in and therefore will release the attached plastics

3) To connect it again, slide the centre pin through the head from the outside and perform a soft hammering [using the plastic portion of a screw driver or equivalent]

Experts: pls correct if nything is wrong.

Lordco: It is in Canada, any USA/Chicago equivalent?

AutoZone ? Is there any motorcycle specialities/ chain stores in USA.

Thanks a lot again..! keep stromming..!
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post #8 of 17 Old 06-01-2006, 09:41 AM
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Keep this link for future reference. It can be handy when you need to order parts.

http://www.ronayers.com/fiche/frames...280&parent=240

Item # 10
Part Number: 09409-07333
Description: CLIP
Source: SUZUKI
Price: $1.07

Item # 12
Part Number: 09409-06314-5PK
Description: CLIP(BLACK) EACH
Source: SUZUKI
Price: $1.26

Item # 15
Part Number: 09409-06314-5PK
Description: CLIP(BLACK) EACH
Source: SUZUKI
Price: $1.26


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post #9 of 17 Old 06-01-2006, 12:48 PM
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And there are two different sizes on the Strom, both sizes can be seen under the cowl, above the front fender.
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Re: Black plastic fastners! help required

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Hi Tech gurus,

Today I tried to remove the front-left colored plastic. I easily removed all hex screws and finally ended up with the blastic plastic fastner/rivets.

I tried to take it apart using a screw driver sharp edge, but ended up breaking the black plastic head. Now the narrow portion of the screw is in place.

Where can I get this? i dont want to order the supposed 20cent thingy on ronayers or other such sites and pay a hefty shipping cost.

Can anyone tell me whether the suzuki dealership will have this in stock? if so how much will this cost?

Important: how to remove them and fix them? any easy methodology to oversome breakages ?
I think the procedure for removal/install has been covered for you so I'll just ask re the broken part. Do you need just 1 part and if so which one (use the # reference)? Might have a spare to send you so you can avoid the Stealership route entirely. :wink:

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