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I have a 2012 650... white..I have 5200 miles after owning it for 13 months.
Curious more than anything else... the piece of panel that is under the brake lights that goes around from above the muffler to the other side had one side that came loose.. I didn't do anything to it.. it just came loose.. there were a couple of tabs showing the fit into the section in front of it that required that the tabs go in and be pushed up. I found a hole at the bottom that was obviously required to have some sort of screw or something threaded up to hold it in place.

I taped it so it wouldn't blow off and went to the dealer.. they said it was a push pin that had somehow come loose.. That surprised me.. I have seen other older Burgmans with that piece missing or taped on.. so what causes the push pins to fail like that? I really had done nothing, except maybe hit a pot hole or two from time to time.. I want to be sure that I check for that, if it's a chronic problem.. :?:
 

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I've lost the ass-piece on mine twice and a friend I ride with has replaced his "ass" also.
Just not a great design for that particular part. My mechanic solved the problem by using the push
pins on the outer left and right sides, it's rock solid now.

I'll try to post a pic later.
 

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Those two push pins kept coming out on mine so I just replaced them with zip ties. Those hold the part securely on and don't come loose. Others have replaced them with speed nuts and screws and say that works well too.

Another place I have used zip ties on my 650 is at the bottom of the radiator shroud where it secures it to the leg shield with two small post. Those post are notorious for breaking off. When mine broke I just drilled small holes where they were and threaded zip ties through to secure the shroud and leg shield together.
 

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Lost my rear end somewhere on the way home from work 2 weeks ago. Bought a new one & drilled the holes out for a very tight fit of larger push pins. :thumbup:
 

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Good to know about then and no piece lost..
Thanks !
 

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Noth said:
Good to know about then and no piece lost..
Thanks !
Wish I would have found out it was a problem before I lost mine. :cry: They sure don't give new ones away. Glad you didn't loose yours. :thumbup:
 

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I don't know if you guys ride on rougher roads or have bad clip but so far in 26 K mi on my '03 and 21 K mi on my '09 I've never had it come loose or lost that piece (knock on wood). I have seen a white one around me with it missing though. Whenever I take that piece off to do something I always make sure the plastic push pins have all 4 of their tabs before reinstalling it.
 

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Over 25K on my 09 and 19600 on my 11 and have never had a problem with it.

Bill
 

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Mine on all 3 650's ended up loose. I use some of these from Lowes and a proper sized stainless screw/bolt [attachment=0:2el19pqu]Screw clip.jpg[/attachment:2el19pqu]
 

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I had mine coming loose on the right hand side - it was vibrating very loudly. I stuck it back on with a zip tie. Seems to hold very well.
 

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Ah, the many uses of the common Zip Tie. :D My neighbor is a RN at a local trauma center. One of the story's she told was a teenager came in with about 10 of them on a certain appendage of his body and could not get them off. They had to cut them off with scissors. How to explain to his girlfriend the scars later in life??????? :twisted:
 

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MJR said:
I don't know if you guys ride on rougher roads or have bad clip but so far in 26 K mi on my '03 and 21 K mi on my '09 I've never had it come loose or lost that piece (knock on wood). I have seen a white one around me with it missing though. Whenever I take that piece off to do something I always make sure the plastic push pins have all 4 of their tabs before reinstalling it.
I didn't have any problems until I got to about the 50,000 mile mark. That was when the push pins started falling out. As near as I could tell the constant movement of the two pieces had caused the holes the push pins fitted into to widen to the point the pins would no longer stay in.
 

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I replaced my under-lights-above-mudguard panel a few weeks back. Push rivets were marginal, side tabs were cracked, so I shouldn't have been surprised when it disappeared during a commute.

The replacement panel's middle bracket didn't have the rubber grommet/gasket that the original did, so I slit 1/8" tubing lengthwise as a substitute. With no push rivets on hand, ye olde zippe tyes came to the rescue.
 
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