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Offline Capnbob

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Plastic Fairing Clip Replacement/Upgrade
on: November 16, 2021, 08:34:04 PM
I'm a bit disappointed that a bike built to this caliber uses cheap and VERY annoying plastic fairing clips.

Especially since the fairing needs to be removed to do basic maintenance like a fluid change.

Does anyone else get extremely frustrated trying to get those silly things out???

Has anyone swapped them out for something stronger and easier to remove?

I found this article in a 675 thread:
https://www.triumph675.net/threads/replaced-plastic-fairing-fasteners.1089/

Just wondering if anyone has attempted something similar on the 765 yet
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Re: Plastic Fairing Clip Replacement/Upgrade
Reply #1 on: November 16, 2021, 09:32:29 PM
*Originally Posted by Capnbob [+]
I'm a bit disappointed that a bike built to this caliber uses cheap and VERY annoying plastic fairing clips.

Especially since the fairing needs to be removed to do basic maintenance like a fluid change.

Does anyone else get extremely frustrated trying to get those silly things out???

Has anyone swapped them out for something stronger and easier to remove?

I found this article in a 675 thread:
https://www.triumph675.net/threads/replaced-plastic-fairing-fasteners.1089/

Just wondering if anyone has attempted something similar on the 765 yet

I found a game changing technique on line, simply screw a woodscrew into the head of the rivet, donít have to go far and then pull on it to take the rivet out. Can usually reuse the rivet a couple of times.  :028:

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Re: Plastic Fairing Clip Replacement/Upgrade
Reply #2 on: November 17, 2021, 03:31:21 AM
*Originally Posted by Capnbob [+]
I'm a bit disappointed that a bike built to this caliber uses cheap and VERY annoying plastic fairing clips.

Especially since the fairing needs to be removed to do basic maintenance like a fluid change.

Does anyone else get extremely frustrated trying to get those silly things out???

Has anyone swapped them out for something stronger and easier to remove?

I found this article in a 675 thread:
https://www.triumph675.net/threads/replaced-plastic-fairing-fasteners.1089/

Just wondering if anyone has attempted something similar on the 765 yet

Are you referring to the automobile style bumper retaining clips on the radiator ducts and inner fairing panels?

To be honest, even high end cars use these as they are plentiful and allow for some flex in the build. Once they wear out they are cheap to replace and easy to source. You can even use slightly beefier clips if you find a size that fits from an auto model.