Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Palawan, Philippines
Screen mounting screws
OK....it's silly question time again!
I bought a Puig touring screen and today tried to fit it. When removing the old screen, firstly the top screws seemed to engage into some kind of captive nuts hidden deep inside the plastic, but the bottom screws just turned round and round making strange metal-on-plastic noises. When I finally had the guts to pull the screen (still with the screws attached) away from the plastic backing, I saw the lower captive 'nuts' had come detached from their surrounding plastic (that was the weird noise) and the entire nuts came out with the screws still attached!
Now....I took off the 'captive' nuts from the screws and have epoxy glued them back into their holes. But the TOP 2 screws seem to have lost their captive screws which are now hidden somewhere deep behind the instrument panel.
No problem or so I thought. I'll just take the plastic panel off and retrieve them¬
So here comes the silly question....
How on earth does this panel come off??????
I removed every screw I could find, including the 2 which hold the headlight aligned! But the panel is STILL fixed very firmly in place!
Does anyone know, or if possible can anyone take a picture from a service manual and send to me?
Now I have me old screen AND my new screen ..... and I can't put either onto my bike!