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    R1200RT Tail Light Screws

    Replacing bulbs in my R1200RT tail light assembly and the 2 mounting screws have disappeared into the Black Hole that lurks in a MC garage/shop. New ones are backordered.... ...I didn't look real hard, cuz it's way too hot in my garage to spend any time crawling around on the floor! So this is a lazy man's request for info.

    Anyone replaced these with a hardware store type screw? What size did you use?

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    What year is your RT? For my '09 the fiche says "5 x 12". My guess is an M5 x 12 bolt would work. Shouldn't be too expensive to test that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeehaStephen View Post
    Replacing bulbs in my R1200RT tail light assembly and the 2 mounting screws have disappeared into the Black Hole that lurks in a MC garage/shop. New ones are backordered.... ...I didn't look real hard, cuz it's way too hot in my garage to spend any time crawling around on the floor! So this is a lazy man's request for info.

    Anyone replaced these with a hardware store type screw? What size did you use?

    SS

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    same as panel screws aren't they?
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    When my clumsy-ass fingers drop something and my old eyes don't spot it, I'll get a flashlight and get on my knees down to floor level - shine the light horizontally across the floor, and even if the part doesn't show up, its shadow will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    same as panel screws aren't they?
    No

    Panel screws are M5X16 SI PN:06 32 7 651 212
    Tail light screws are: 5X12 PN:07 12 9 904 988
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls1150 View Post
    When my clumsy-ass fingers drop something and my old eyes don't spot it, I'll get a flashlight and get on my knees down to floor level - shine the light horizontally across the floor, and even if the part doesn't show up, its shadow will.
    Thist time of year I see the scorpions waiting on me!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dann View Post
    No

    Panel screws are M5X16 SI PN:06 32 7 651 212
    Tail light screws are: 5X12 PN:07 12 9 904 988
    Well OK, haven't pulled a RT taillight recently
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    LOL...been there done that...flash light trick too...ya might try magnetizing the tip of your #2 phillips screw driver...
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    I've taken to ordering a few of the likely unfindable screws to keep around. M6x15,20 mostly. However, when my valve cover screws went AWOL I was able to find a stainless cap screw of the same size at ACE Hardware. I'm checking to see if it tries to corrode in spot, also it is harder than AL.
    2008 R1200GS

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyman.winn View Post
    LOL...been there done that...flash light trick too...ya might try magnetizing the tip of your #2 phillips screw driver...
    I'll just roll my bike around in the garage with brand new tires mounted.... that should find those pesky screws!
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