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Hi want to put some mesh/grill material behind the holes in side panels does anyone know how to remove them after un doing the two obvious allen bolts?
 

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Pull your seat, then you have 4 allen bolts staring at you, remove them. Then there's 4 plastic fasteners in the tail section (They're vertical.) Simply unscrew the center section, then push them out from the top. Hope that helps.
 
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Got your PM Spendthrift. AlaskaS3 got to you first. Those four vertical fasteners are a pain in the butt to get out. After unscrewing the screws, I used needle nosed pliers to squeeze
the plastic retainers together while pushing them out.
 

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I pushed them out w/ a drift. I hate those things, I was worried I'd break one. Either way, a blunt object or needle nose pliers would work great. (Tracker was thinking harder than I was.)
 
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Alaska, I hate them also. I keep putting them back in, but I wonder if they are really necessary? ( if I had a scorched Yellow bike I would not have put them back in because
the bikes don't go fast enough to blow off the side covers)
 

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Well you'd still need them because when the black ones pass you you need to keep the panels from rippig off. Unless it's MY yellow one. His best friend is a KTM, and he's learned a few tricks.
 
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The color thing crops up now in every topic,its getting a bit much,thanks for info,oh and Blue is best!!!
 

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That is incredibly bad design! It is just about impossible to remove those center pieces without removing the mufflers first. Why do we need that many fasteners just for a side pannel. Most bikes have about 3 rubber grommets holding them on, no tools required.

I had to remove my fuel tank, I just took the allens screws out and left the side panels on. To much work and too many little pieces to loose.
 

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I broke one of the plastic "fir trees" that hold the side panel to the frame. Any one come up with a good replacement piece of standard hardware?


http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/partsbandit/oem_schematic_view~schem_dept_id~2292094~section_dept_id~1~section_dept_name~OEM+%28Stock%29+Parts~dept_type_id~2~model_dept_year~~model_dept_mfr~Triumph~model_dept_id~2292055~model_dept_name~SPEED+TRIPLE.asp
7: FIR TREE, 4.5 X 11, BLK 5576594-001 $2.61


How about the vertical plastic rivets, I hate those things!
4: RIVET, PLASTIC, SCREW TYPE 5577104-001 $0.75
 

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dr_gallup said:
DocPup said:
:picsstfu: :picsstfu: :picsstfu:
Click the link, it brings up the parts fiche. STFU.
clicking is too complicated :slap: :nana:
 

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I actually found bolts that threaded into where the "fur trees" go. My plastics actually have a brass threaded insert. I had to chase the threads out with a tap, but they're there.
 
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