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    i'm struggling fitting a small part of fairing ...

    After rebuilding my bike up after the winter strip ive got one bit left i cannot work out how it came off the bike. Its the small curved piece that slots up the back of the link pipe of the exhaust system. it locates at the bottom with 2 slots and 2 bolts but im struggling with the upper part of it. the piece has a rubber bung at the top and is cut out as if it should fit up close to the main fairing where it bolts to the bracket that fastens to the peg. i have bolted the main fairing to the bracket (at the top of this part) but the extra piece just kinda gets in the way of the bolt and the piece doesnt fit nicely around the exhaust now like it used to, i cant for the life of me remember how it sat. i feel i'm missing something ... please help as im currently riding around with it off and its doing my head in. thanks

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    OK Smithy-R, I'll play...

    My (first) guess is that it's the rear pipe's heat protector (part #19 below), though having said that, it doesn't have any rubber on it and is nowhere near the fairing....



    How's about posting a piccy?

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    Thanks for playing BRG,
    mine doesnt have the twin system ... sorry i shouldve said its a 2000 RSV Mille R ...
    ok maybe i shouldve helped earlier. ive just been out for pics so here they are ...

    This is the part, small 'blind' rubber bung at top ... this bung lines up perfectly with the bolt that the fairing mounts to the bracket via


    This is how its going to fit. two slots locate the part to the lower part of the fairing but the bung just seems to foul the bolt at the top (sorry if im describing it badly, finding it hard to explain ...


    and here's the part in situ, ive had to use flash as the part just blended into the background. you can see the obvious gap caused by the rubber bung holding the two bits apart ...



    basically it seems like the bung shouldnt be there and the bolt should hold the fairing and the part to the bracket. but this is exactly how it came off (im pretty good at storing everything properly and marked up). The bung doesnt have any sort of hole in it and with just the 2 bolts at the bottom holding it on the whole lot is obviously a bit flappy, doesnt sit straightr and worries me enough to leave it off (because atm without the extra weight the fairing lower part is reasonably sturdy - enough to ride anyhow)

    thanks

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    Well, that's weird. I don't have the bung on my piece, I just have a hole big enough for that M6 bolt to pass through. I take it the bolt can't be pushed through that rubber bung? If not I'd just take it out. The two bottom threads just sit behind the two bottom holes in the fairing and you screw the bolt through them both, the single top hole of this curved plastic thing sits inbetween the fairing on the outside and the bracket that hangs down from the rearsets on the inside, so it gets sandwiched between them.

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    It's called a "Silencer protector" AP8138565

    Doesn't look to have a bung on the fiche:


    Maybe it was a bodge by a previous owner? The thread on the bracket that hangs off the rearset hasn't been stripped has it?

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    its confusing me as much as you mate, ive just pulled the bung out ...



    theres dirt behind it so it looks like it has always been on ... the m6 bolt definately doesnt fit through the bung, the hole through it is only 3mm dia. now the bung is out it is much more like 6mm, but it still bothers me that it has always been on, and looked fine and all lined-up when i removed it. it just came off so easily i really dont remember how it was when i undid it. the moulding on the part though obviously looks like it should sit flush with the fairing. I'm gonna do like you say mate and just sandwich it and forget it ... hmmm. i hate not knowing why though haha
    thank you both for your help

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    No, the bracket off the hanger and threaded part (like a rivetted thread, sorry dunno what theyre called) are all fine and standard. very bizarre !

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    Now you've taken the bung out it looks correct. Also, that bung looks suspiciously like the one that goes on the end of those tubes that stop the bellypan squashing right against the engine.

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    This:

    The tube that sticks out right underneath the gold clutch slave cylinder has a rubber bung on the end. Is this it?

    It's AP8144158

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    Yeah that bung definately goes in the fairing support tube & the hole you pulled it out of is the top mount hole which goes between the fixing bracket & the belly pan.
    Maybe you put it in that hole for safe keeping. I have noticed with mine that sometimes when you remove the side panels the bung sticks to the panel & then I find them rolling round the floor.

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    Hi guys, thanks very much for all your input. the fairing is now attached as it should be and its all secure and flush with everything else. I compared the bungs you mentioned and heres my pic ... doesnt look like the same bung im afraid (really confused now) ... i dont normally guess where stuff goes if i find it, i just put it in a box for when i put it all back together and usually find where it belongs then ...



    Its all sorted now though so i'm happy to presume some idiot had fitted it previously and maybe i didnt notice it wasnt attached right when i first stripped it.
    cheers chaps

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    yep I agree with all of that. The rubber bung thing is weird.

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    I can confirm after just ordering and fitting a brand new one of these just yesterday (long story), it does not have that bung in it normally. The bolt goes through the hole.

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    just a thought, i have lost two fastners of the one you were having bother fitting, maybe the old owner fitted it to stop them rattling out? i always do my bolts up pretty tight but i presume with the exhaust so close by the heat/vibrations make that particular one come loose? two in as many years!! could the m6 bolt be forced through the bung? a damping effect would be definately beneficial...

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    Quote Originally Posted by St0rmer66 View Post
    I can confirm after just ordering and fitting a brand new one of these just yesterday (long story), it does not have that bung in it normally. The bolt goes through the hole.
    You didn't do what I did, did you. Melt it by leaving it resting on the exhaust after removing the fairing. Doh

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikfubar View Post
    You didn't do what I did, did you. Melt it by leaving it resting on the exhaust after removing the fairing. Doh
    I did! . I even went off riding with no fairings to test something!

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    haha i found a roll of insulation tape in my airbox rubber air feed thing after my first ride out

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwer23 View Post
    just a thought, i have lost two fastners of the one you were having bother fitting, maybe the old owner fitted it to stop them rattling out? i always do my bolts up pretty tight but i presume with the exhaust so close by the heat/vibrations make that particular one come loose? two in as many years!! could the m6 bolt be forced through the bung? a damping effect would be definately beneficial...
    its a good idea! a rubber damper between the pieces, but the hole in the plastic is 6mm, the bolt is 6mm too. there physically isnt any room for anything else in the hole

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