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    Dropped washer inside fairing
    on: Mar 20, 2021, 09.01 pm
    Mar 20, 2021, 09.01 pm
    I was taking off the battery cover and the backing washer fell into the faring. I could not see it. I could not retrieve it with an extended magnet or see it with a remote camera. Should I just replace the backing washer? Will the stray backing washer cause any problems down in there? Or should I just take off all the fairings and go on a hunt?
    Thanks everyone.
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    Re: Dropped washer inside fairing
    Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 2021, 09.57 pm
    Mar 20, 2021, 09.57 pm
     I'd just replace and forget. It may have even dropped through to the floor and then gone hiding in the same place where all other small items dropped end up hiding. You'll know what I mean when like me you have moved house a number of times and have had to clean the shed out. If not it'll probably drop out on the first ride, vibration will do that.  :169: :169:
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    Re: Dropped washer inside fairing
    Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 2021, 10.18 pm
    Mar 20, 2021, 10.18 pm
    Thanks.
    I just didnít want it to end up in the fan or interfering with the rear brakes.
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    Re: Dropped washer inside fairing
    Reply #3 on: Mar 21, 2021, 04.04 am
    Mar 21, 2021, 04.04 am
    I've had something similar happen and after removing all the plastic, which I was in the process of removing anyway, found the screw, or nut or washer laying on the floor.  You can drive yourself crazy when these things happen.  The part might turn up but if it doesn't odds are it will cause no problem. 

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    Re: Dropped washer inside fairing
    Reply #4 on: Mar 21, 2021, 08.21 am
    Mar 21, 2021, 08.21 am
    1st Triumph,

    Hi !

    First of all there shouldn't be a "Backing Washer" for the Battery cover !

    There is a single 16mm long Button Headed bolt that takes a 5mm Allen Key :



    The bolt screws down into a "Captive Boss" clipped into a slot in the Upper Fairing :



    If the "Captive Boss" on your Trophy has been replaced with something else,
    and you want to return it to original condition, this is the Part :



    If it was me, I would want to find the part that has fallen down -
    Who knows where it could end up being trapped - perhaps between a panel
    and a wire or pipe which over time, with the engine vibraton, could wear it through !

    Having dropped my fair share of screws etc down there, I find that they usually end up
    either on top of the cover above the Radiator, or down inside the edge of the Fairing Panel.

    This could be an ideal time to get to know your Trophy a little better,
    and take the Fairing off - which you will probably need to do at some
    point anyway, for any maintenance or adding accessories etc. 

    It's not a difficult task, just take your time, and note where all the screws come from.
    Watch and listen for the missing part dropping down
    onto the garage floor as you remove the panels !

    This Topic will help, and also has a downloadable "Word" document listing where all the screws go ! :

    https://www.triumph-trophy.com/index.php/topic,832.192.html

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    Re: Dropped washer inside fairing
    Reply #5 on: Mar 21, 2021, 03.49 pm
    Mar 21, 2021, 03.49 pm
    Yeah, first time I took off the battery cover the captive boss disappeared into the bike.  All plastic off the bike for the first time, guided of coarse by a Coconut tutorial.  Found the captive boss.  One of the grommets the battery cover plugs into also vanished.  Maybe the grommet was missing before I removed the cover.  Never did find it.  Might have been my first Trophy part order.  Have a lot of Goldwing grommets but they won't quite fit.  I have the boss for the storage compartment fixed with a small tie wrap.  Couldn't find a way to make that work on the battery cover. 

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    Re: Dropped washer inside fairing
    Reply #6 on: Mar 21, 2021, 04.22 pm
    Mar 21, 2021, 04.22 pm
    Great information and advice. Thanks!
    Good to find this forum to guide me into TTSE ownership.
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    Re: Dropped washer inside fairing
    Reply #7 on: Mar 21, 2021, 05.54 pm
    Mar 21, 2021, 05.54 pm
    When a washer, nut or bolt falls into that area. Keep looking under the intersection of the right and left fairing. Right where both fairings meet with the plastic screws.

    It is the flat area where small pieces tend to fall.

    You can put your fingers in and check if the screw is still there.
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