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    What's that noise...? basketcase's Avatar
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    Stainless steel fasteners

    So this afternoon I'm looking at the front of the RT and notice a (fairing) fastener has departed.

    Is there a set of stainless steel replacement fasteners on the market someplace, or is this something one has to just put together on his own?
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    I've replaced some of the fairing fasteners on my RS. I bought them at my local BMW shop. They didn't cost much and they fit exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basketcase View Post
    So this afternoon I'm looking at the front of the RT and notice a (fairing) fastener has departed.

    Is there a set of stainless steel replacement fasteners on the market someplace, or is this something one has to just put together on his own?
    A Google search of "r1100rt stainless screws kit" yields dozens of possibilities including this one from several BMW dealers made by Hornig.
    http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/produ...0-70020-p-1653
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    Well reading up on the topic it seems stainless is not always the best choice as disparate metals don't always play nice together.

    hw, thanks for the link, and to all for the feedback.
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    Some if not all of the aftermarket screws I have found don't have the little tapered point on the end which is crucial in fitting the screw back into the fastener clip. We all know that the tupperware on these bikes only truly fits perfectly one time, and that was at the factory. It takes a little nudge here and there to get them to fit, and the tapered end on factory screws helps prevent the dreaded cross threading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnslow View Post
    We all know that the tupperware on these bikes only truly fits perfectly one time, and that was at the factory.
    Isnt that the truth! All the tupperware fasteners on my 03 RT are stainless that have been either painted or coated black by BMW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basketcase View Post
    Well reading up on the topic it seems stainless is not always the best choice as disparate metals don't always play nice together.

    hw, thanks for the link, and to all for the feedback.
    A light coat of Never Seize will minimize this problem. Particularly when threading SS into Aluminum.
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    The black screw heads can be buffed to the silver pretty easily. Don't have to buy new and they have the pointy nose.
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    +1 on oldnslow's comment. Make sure you get screws with the tapered endpoints.
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