Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Southern California
Extra Screws. Not Good.
LMAO Well, as the title says, I gots a problem. Got in my Manual yesterday and felt invincible. This morning as I left for work with my bike apart in my garage, not so much.
Long story short, I attempted to replace the upper cowl portions that the shop had wrecked in trying to fit a Puig windscreen that did not fit properly. Surprisingly, it went well. I realized the bolts that need to be loosened and removed in order to get the front end lowered so I could get to the two screws that are the bane of every BR500R owner's existence when trying to change the windscreen. Got both pieces replaced, and all was well. When I went to re-assemble it, there were two screws, pictured below, that I cannot figure out for my life where they go. I thought they went in to the uppermost hole in the interior portion of the fairing as they thread properly, but they are not. I have gone through the process of assembling and reassembling three times and cannot identify where they go. Nothing is missing, everything bolts up tight, but I'm holding two extra screws, which concerns me. LOL They are allen bolts, and a 4mm allen wrench fits perfectly. Any info as to where these may bolt into would be ridiculously appreciated and will result in an immediate round of your adult beverage of choice if you ever make your way around an Army base I'm stationed at. Right now, that's Fort Irwin, CA. LOL Thanks guys.
Also, three little points.
1. The shop also broke several tabs on the fairing portion that holds the left turn signal. Ridiculous.
2. The wind screen for the CBR500R made by Puig simply does not fit properly. I have seen several other "successful" installs, and all have the inner cowling not closing right on the windscreen. This just does not seem right to me.
3. If anyone wants to buy said carbon fiber Puig windscreen, which is actually made for the CBR500R... I know a guy. LOL