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    Random screw
    on: May 22, 2022, 04:59:35 pm
    May 22, 2022, 04:59:35 pm
    Hi all

    Sorry to disappoint with the title, this is not a lonely hearts add.

    Cleaned the bike this morning and when finishing up I noticed this little plastic / nylon screw / nut nearby.  It looked to clean to be random kerb trash but I can't seen anywhere missing a screw / nut.

    Does anyone recognise this or can you put my mind at ease and let me know its not from the bike!

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    Re: Random screw
    Reply #1 on: May 22, 2022, 06:05:01 pm
    May 22, 2022, 06:05:01 pm
    Sorry, I do not recognize that all, and I have my XR stripped down at the moment. Is it actually a 'screw' thread, or just a plug?

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    Re: Random screw
    Reply #2 on: May 22, 2022, 06:18:24 pm
    May 22, 2022, 06:18:24 pm
    you could have shown it with a coin to indicate size

    it looks like the sort of push fit buffer you get in luggage rails, not the BMW or Givi ones though. Do you have any aftermarket luggage?

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    Re: Random screw
    Reply #3 on: May 22, 2022, 06:35:39 pm
    May 22, 2022, 06:35:39 pm
    Thanks for the replies.  Actually now putting my glasses on it isn't threaded.  So must be a push fit plug.

    Bike has BMW panniers set.

    Good point on the scale, I'll take another image later.

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    Re: Random screw
    Reply #4 on: May 22, 2022, 08:54:14 pm
    May 22, 2022, 08:54:14 pm
    *Originally Posted by Fitz [+]
    Thanks for the replies.  Actually now putting my glasses on it isn't threaded.  So must be a push fit plug.

    Bike has BMW panniers set.

    Good point on the scale, I'll take another image later.

    It's the side stand rubber bumper, it fit's in the stand at the top of the stand where it hits the frame. Common for them to fall out. Just glue it back in and put a little dab of grease on the bumper bit where it hits the frame.....if the side stand is "up" for long periods or the bike is on it's center stand for long periods, it can sometimes stick to the frame ....and when you put the side stand down it pulls out of the stand....and falls on the floor...or you lose it out on the road somewhere.

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    Re: Random screw
    Reply #5 on: May 23, 2022, 09:16:20 am
    May 23, 2022, 09:16:20 am
    Amazing, appreciate the reply.

    I'll take a look later when I'm back at home.

    Thanks again

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    Re: Random screw
    Reply #6 on: May 24, 2022, 08:07:16 am
    May 24, 2022, 08:07:16 am
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    It's the side stand rubber bumper, it fit's in the stand at the top of the stand where it hits the frame. Common for them to fall out. Just glue it back in and put a little dab of grease on the bumper bit where it hits the frame.....if the side stand is "up" for long periods or the bike is on it's center stand for long periods, it can sometimes stick to the frame ....and when you put the side stand down it pulls out of the stand....and falls on the floor...or you lose it out on the road somewhere.

    Smithy.

    Spot on, thanks for your help.  All sorted.