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Hi guys,

I've searched for videos and forum posts, and had some luck with a manual/guide but I'm just a little cautious of taking out the rivets on the inner side of the bike near the front wheel.

do these just need force then they go back in OK or do I need new ones to replace them with?

All I'm trying to do it get the side panel off to change the indicator casing to a lightly smoked one. Thanks in advance for any advice!
 

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You should be able to push the center in. This will allow them to easily come out and re-use them.

Here is a picture for reference:

https://www.google.com/search?q=nyl...torcyclehardware.com%2Fm6-rivets.html;720;720

A small screw driver or even a pencil should do the trick.
Thanks for the advice! :)

They are pretty flat and flush the the plastic, more like these ones:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=n...uct.cfm%3Fproduct%3DNylon-Push-Rivets;430;339
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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=n...trial-manufacturer%2Frivet-66200.html;300;215

But thats by judging them from the top, not actually sure what type they are as when i gave it a little force it seemed like it wanted to snap/break instead. So I left it until I cleared things up about them haha.

Guessing they still work the same ? :)
 

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There are slots on the side of them you can put a screw driver under and pry the cap out. You shouldn't break them. They are pita to get back in on the radiator surround. It's hard to get all the holes lined up and get the pins thru them all. But once you do, you just push the cap back in and they are secure.

They are supposed to be reusable but I will probably be replacing some of them next time I have it apart. The pins get bent and don't want to go back thru the holes after a while. But I've had mine apart many times now.
 

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You'll have two different types. The one I showed you, will be flush, but you push the center in and it will pop out, then to replace you push the center back out like the picture, put it back in the plastic, then push the center back in to make it flush again.

The second one, will "pop out" not in. get a flat head and there will be a spot to pry it up.

"push rivet"

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=n...fo%2FSmf%2Findex.php%3Ftopic%3D1418.0;400;219

"pop rivet" (the bottom two)

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=n...com%2Foffice%2Finfo-nylon-push-rivets;250;250
 

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There are slots on the side of them you can put a screw driver under and pry the cap out. You shouldn't break them. They are pita to get back in on the radiator surround. It's hard to get all the holes lined up and get the pins thru them all. But once you do, you just push the cap back in and they are secure.

They are supposed to be reusable but I will probably be replacing some of them next time I have it apart. The pins get bent and don't want to go back thru the holes after a while. But I've had mine apart many times now.
You'll have two different types. The one I showed you, will be flush, but you push the center in and it will pop out, then to replace you push the center back out like the picture, put it back in the plastic, then push the center back in to make it flush again.

The second one, will "pop out" not in. get a flat head and there will be a spot to pry it up.

"push rivet"

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=n...fo%2FSmf%2Findex.php%3Ftopic%3D1418.0;400;219

"pop rivet" (the bottom two)

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=n...com%2Foffice%2Finfo-nylon-push-rivets;250;250
I appreciate the head up guys :)

If we get a little dry weather this weekend, I'll crack on and give it another go.. I'll just make sure I do it early enough to be able to go buy some more if I need to haha.
 
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