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I recently picked up a 2008 R6 which seemed to layed down on a low speed corner. When doing some maintenance I noticed more damage and missing bolts and rivets than initially thought. I was wondering if yall has some recommendations for someplace that sold a bike specific fairing bolt & rivet kit. Was eventually going to change out the fairings as well, so I was just planning ahead. I’d rather not go to an oem page and pick out the things I’m missing and pay $5.50 for a single piece. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also I just joined the forum and I’m new to the street bike thing so cut me some slack 😅
 

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OEM pieces are not as expensive as everyone thinks they are. Check with a Yamaha dealership first. They’re not gonna charge you for getting a price quote. If you don’t like the price, don’t buy from them.


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There isn’t a Yamaha specific dealer near me, would any motorcycle/ Motorsport dealer work?
 

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Okay so I used the handy dealer locator from there website and found one close by. I could probably stop by and check in with them this weekend
 

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It’s worth looking into. OEM fasteners are actually high quality. Plus it makes the bike look better when it’s not cobbled together with 10 different types of bolts.


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Thanks for the help I really do appreciate it. Very new to all this stuff and being able to ask any question to some veteran riders out there sure makes everything easier.
 

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Went through this recently with an `09 R6. Fairings were held together with zip ties, ordered a bunch of screws/stays from bikebandit.com. For the plastic push rivets, buy a bulk pack, not off the fish, much cheaper.
 

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I do wish they'd put "kits" together. when I worked at a dealership as a mechanic I had to look at an exploded diagram and pick out every single fastener, foam block, sticker there was for the bike. they all come individually. or it would be nice if I ordered a front fairing for a bike it had an option to come with everything needed to attach it. sometimes guys would bring in crashed bikes to be repaired by the insurance co. if I missed something we had to call the ins co and get more money. pain in the ass.
 

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Picked up all my fairing fasteners at the local hardware stores. They look exactly like OEM. You'll want to get aluminum or stainless and avoid using excessive torque. Certain fasterns that have issues with backing out, simply use a blue (medium strength) thread locker.
 

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Know if any place I could pick up some of those plastic push rivets? That’s all I’m missing, not any of the hex head bolts.
 
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