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post #1 of 10 Old 06-03-2012, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Ummm... Anybody see where that one goes?

Sooo... I was installing a powerlet socket on my KLR Friday night. I pulled the headlight fairing loose to gain access. As I did, these spacers fell out. I didn't see from where they fell. I really HATE to have pieces/parts left over when I KNOW that they weren't extra! Any help will be praised accordingly.

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P.S. Still can't seem to attach pictures. I guess I'll try again later... Figured it out, Picture files were too big.

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-03-2012, 08:39 AM
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probably between the tank and fairing. little black "pucks"? I Shoe Gooed mine to the fairing so they can't slide away.

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post #3 of 10 Old 06-03-2012, 08:50 AM
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+1 on that. Those spacers are very easy to loose if you don't know they are there.


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post #4 of 10 Old 06-03-2012, 08:55 AM
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There is a spacer that goes between the radiator shroud and the cowling assembles. Look at the other side to see if is missing.

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-03-2012, 11:57 AM
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I still got mine sitting on my desk... dont think i'll be putting them back on.
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-03-2012, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I got them back in and they make more sense today. It's good to have a place to go for assistance.



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post #7 of 10 Old 06-03-2012, 05:33 PM
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Yeah, cowl to fairing. Stupid design. Next time you have it apart super glue the rings to the cowl.




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post #8 of 10 Old 06-03-2012, 07:17 PM
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Yeah, cowl to fairing. Stupid design. Next time you have it apart super glue the rings to the cowl.

I hated chasing those things every time I took the panels off. What I did is use an o-ring on the screw. The o-ring cushions the connection and will stay on the screw. Just unscrew it enough to seperate the panel.

I also hated the well-nuts that hold the panels to the frame. Replaced those with J-nuts and o-rings. Also replaced the windshields well-nuts with J-nuts. I was concerned about mounting the windshield directly to metal but that was about 30K miles ago, no problems.

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post #9 of 10 Old 06-03-2012, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks LJ and Spec. I agree it is a dumb design. I wonder why they don't just mold the spacer into the plastic? 'course then I remember that I don't get paid to think, then I'm fine.

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post #10 of 10 Old 06-04-2012, 12:41 AM
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The damn well nut that holds the radiator shroud on. That one is a PITA

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