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Author Topic: Screws dropped out - screw retainer clips?  (Read 5964 times)
loonymoon
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« on: May 10, 2011, 08:17:57 »

Two screws fastening the top of the beak on the Xevo to the front fairing dropped out last week leaving it held on by the two screws at the back and making a right racket.

I managed to scrounge two screws from our garage and tried to do it back up. One has since dropped out again and I can see that I've lost the two folded metal bits that clip round the plastic that the screws go into. What are these called and where can I get them? Also I'd need some more fairing screws (pref stainless steel) of the same size as Piaggio standard ones??
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 08:50:50 »

IIRC one can buy them from Halfords - they come in a pack.
Other Motor Factors probably have them - the one I patronized in North Finchley had them hanging on the wall along with packs of other little nick-nacks such as fuse-holders, self-tappers, number-plate bolts and so on.

Like these:

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&pq=self-tappers&xhr=t&q=self-tappers+fixings&cp=20&wrapid=tljp1305017482894016&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=16241443806466473592&sa=X&ei=kvzITeyjDIKWOsD31NkH&sqi=2&ved=0CHIQ8wIwBQ#

 
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 08:59:21 »

Brilliant thanks Mike. I tried to search but I used the wrong terms as "fairing fixings" are rubber bung things not what I was looking for at all. I could find screws but not the clip things.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 09:23:11 »

It's a pleasure, Carmen.
I expect you've guessed already - they come in different sizes so if it were me I'd take in the screw you have (presumably the correct size) and match it with the clips.

 
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 11:29:24 »

I have found it is not unusual for good Piaggio dealers to just hand regular customers a handful of assorted clips FoC on request.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 15:12:15 »

Spire nuts or clips is the general term for them, but if you ask for self tapper clip nuts, everyone will know what you mean.
The lost one will be in the belly pan probably, I found loads in the Nexus pan when I removed it. There's another one in again now!
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 09:34:06 »

Cheers guys... Julian - not sure I have a "good" piaggio dealer near me :-)

I wonder if Cheeky would send me a load in the post if I bung him a fiver???
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2011, 17:35:29 »

For a fiver you could get a truckload...well nearly!
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SPIRE-CLIPS-%28-U-Clips-%29-Assorted-...-50-pack_W0QQitemZ360094250346QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=231486840334&rvr_id=231486840334&cguid=786b688d12e0a0aa14c7e277ffedd73b
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 17:56:44 »

They are so cheap in bulk that the now defunct Ewell Scooters once invited me through
 the counter to the trays of fittings in the ante-room of the workshop and told me to take what I wanted when I asked for a few.
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 13:32:26 »


Cheers Dave, ordered.
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2011, 08:42:16 »

The chap who you linked to is excellent! I actually got the goods the next day, and an hour after they were delivered I got the dispatch notification email...!
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2011, 09:08:02 »

Not everyone on Ebay is a rip off merchant, some are actually very good.
Prices not too bad either as other suppliers like Screwfix add a handling charge and delivery which makes them relatively expensive.
Another good place is an auto electrical place called SMAK.
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2011, 09:29:44 »

I'm lucky - we have a screwfix counter in town, so no handling/postage charges, though sometimes they don't have it in stock and you need to pop back next day.

Useful site though - particularly as he does mixed bags.
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2011, 13:25:47 »

Not everyone on Ebay is a rip off merchant, some are actually very good.
Prices not too bad either as other suppliers like Screwfix add a handling charge and delivery which makes them relatively expensive.
Another good place is an auto electrical place called SMAK.

I know I buy and sell on ebay a lot, but that was exceptionally quick shipping particularly as one of the items was supposed to be second class.
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