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Hello All, 

 

Can an anyone recommend a good reusable trim clips source for my old 5th gen? The OEM Honda ones where you push in a flat screwdriver are awesome but stupid expensive to replace. 

 

I’ve bought a few from online sources that do the job OK but getting them off for maintenance is a PITA and I often have to break them. 

 

Anyone got a good (cheap) source of reusable substitutes, ideally in the UK. 

 

Thanks in advance, 

 

Stray

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Wurth fastener has them in all sizes. You can buy online. You have to buy in quantity 10-25, average about $2 U.S. apiece. I work in auto repair and we have a selection of assorted sizes to choose  from. If you don't want to buy a large quantity you may want to try a local auto parts store or independent repair shop ask for "push type retainer" or bring along one of yours for size comparison. Good luck! 

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Thanks burnes45, I’ll follow your advice. 

 

Happy to buy 25 units but every time I buy something online it ends up disappointing. Maybe a visit to my local auto parts store is in order. 

 

Stray 

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Stray, by far the best, tightest and easiest to use push type fasteners are made by Bolt. I'm not sure on the size I purchased but I included a link below of the style I am referring to. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Hardware-2005-6SRIV-Nylon-Rivet/dp/B00HMZEXSG

 

Here is an assortment of trim clips by them.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Hardware-2009-RIVETS-Rivet-Assortment/dp/B00HMZFEDO/ref=pd_day0_263_6?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00HMZFEDO&pd_rd_r=5BBER9X0S0CSHF51SXTG&pd_rd_w=S8gV2&pd_rd_wg=J6Ush&psc=1&refRID=5BBER9X0S0CSHF51SXTG

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Try these, or at least this supplier. Those linked fit the 800F/800X. I don't know if they are the same size hole as the 6th or 5th Gen but they do supply other sizes too.

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6 hours ago, Skids said:

Try these, or at least this supplier. Those linked fit the 800F/800X. I don't know if they are the same size hole as the 6th or 5th Gen but they do supply other sizes too.

Thanks Skids. I've been looking all over for these. I found a different fastener and they work but are so tight that it's a real pain to remove them. 

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Pro-Bolt make the strongest ones I've come across, not sure what they are but here's a link https://www.pro-bolt.com/nylon-black-push-rivet-m7-pack-10.html

 

First class service and quality is unbelievable, can't recommend them highly enough 

 

If you call in you get a 10% discount and personal service, last time I was there as was leaving the guy said "see you soon even if it's just for a washer"

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Thanks for the suggestions, gents. 

 

The Bolt ones look great (thanks Montelius) but don’t deliver to the UK. So I did a search and found these that look the same: 

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F112509489309

 

OEM are 6mm rivets x 10mm long and 13mm head. These are pretty close so I pulled the trigger. 

 

I should have looked at the suggestions from Skids and thumbs first though as they were much cheaper. 

 

Warning: never buy stuff online when you’ve had a few beers...

 

This style pushes the central plunger in to secure the rivet and then push in again to release. Hopefully they will make taking the bike apart for maintenance a little easier. 

 

Thanks again gents, 

 

Stray

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