Tourer rear light cluster securing screws by Bermudan 75

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Bermudan 75
OK just where do these little so and so's end up when they drop into the black hole that is the rear bumper..... :hissyfit:

Posted 17 Dec 2012, 14:26 #1 

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I found mine at Rimmer's after dropping them into that black hole. :mrgreen:
I couldn't retrieve them, maybe they are still there or have fallen out while driving.

Posted 17 Dec 2012, 14:32 #2 

They dropped in front of the Support Bracket below the Indicator Unit on mine and wedged themselves there, one of those Telescopic Magnetic thingymabobs is good for retrieval :D

Fitted Electric Memory Seat, Leather Cubby Lid, Wood Dash, Message Centre.

Posted 17 Dec 2012, 18:03 #3 

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Bermudan 75
Had to change the rear left brake light today, and yes, the top screw dropped into the abyss. I did not have a spare screw. Determined to get to the bottom of this issue, no pun intended, I tied a length of string to a small socket and dropped it from where the screw fell.

The socket hit a ledge of metal above the bottom of the bumper on one occasion and on another it dropped down to the ground. I then tied a magnetic socket holder to the string and repeated the experiment. After the third attempt the missing screw was attached to the magnetic holder.

Success and the light cluster is now properly secured. In hindsight I think that it is best practice to partially unscrew the top screw and withdraw the light cluster slightly to hold the screw in place. Then the screw can be fully unscrewed without the possibility of it falling into the abyss.



Posted 08 Mar 2013, 18:58 #4 

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or use a magnetic screwdriver works for me

Posted 09 Mar 2013, 19:22 #5 

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:lol: :lol: Talking about these rear tourer lights i have only today been expreimenting in the shed on how to reinforce the brackets because as most tourer owners know these can break, also the ball socket fitting are a nightmare if a bulb happens to go just stating a thread up on how i went about the reinforcement Arctic


Posted 17 Mar 2013, 22:28 #6