Anyone using them on pre -04 mille?

checked today the fitment of side fairing with Dzus, but the "spring" that you are holding when closing them did not turn properly to line up with the fairing not even with double nylon washer.

So I took them off not to scratch the fairing.

Any suggestions or do i just stash them to the dark en of the garage


ps. sorry about the terminology hope you get the idea tough.