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DZUS 1/4 turn fasteners....which type?

Which type of DZUS 1/4 turn fasteners work best on aftermaket bodywork?

Slip-on or the kind you rivet the spring to the bodywork with?

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for a track bike, rivet. for stock street body work, usually the slide on.

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Cool....thanks for the quick replies. These will be used on track bodywork and I was about to order the slip-on kind (they looked like they would be harder for me to F-up )

Not having an easy time finding a place to buy them from....don't like paying $15 shipping when ordering 6 tiny fasteners
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for a track bike, rivet. for stock street body work, usually the slide on.
Just curious, why is one better for one application than the other? I was originally looking at the rivet style but having problems finding them in stock anywhere (except at indysuperbikes.com...but I refuse to pay the outrageous shipping cost).

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the rivet ones are much more solid, they dont move around as you'd expect from ones riveted on. the slide on ones are what you find in OEM applications, such as ducatis, yamahas, aprilias, etc.

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I picked these up on ebay for less than $20 to use on my bodywork.

ebay#: 280008722397

What body work did you go with??

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Dzus Fasteners = rivet for the track.

Got mine from Grainger but you can get them here as well --> 1888fastlap.com

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I get mine here:

http://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/

$18 to your door for a set of 6 rivet or clipped type.
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Thanks for all the helpful info.

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What body work did you go with??
I ended up going with the Attack Peformance stuff. It was quite a bit more than I wanted to spend but was really having a hard time finding alternatives. BTW Godfather Racing is not accepting orders....message said something about problems with manufacturing or something.

Hoping that my insallation goes smoothly....
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Thanks for all the helpful info.



I ended up going with the Attack Peformance stuff. It was quite a bit more than I wanted to spend but was really having a hard time finding alternatives. BTW Godfather Racing is not accepting orders....message said something about problems with manufacturing or something.

Hoping that my insallation goes smoothly....

I heard bad things with Godfather, glad I didnt go with them. Anyways make sure to post some pics when your done.

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Ok, I know most everyone recommend to go with the rivet style fasteners..and I actually planned to but was having a hard time finding them in stock (and not paying $15 for shipping like the one place I found them at wanted to charge).

Anyway, I wanted to get the stuff mounted up this weekend so I ordered the clip-on style from Chaparral (were in stock and shipped same day). Alright, got everything lined up and drilled and installed the clips...WOW!..that was easy, these things rock!.....ok now the bad part. The fastener is not long enough to go thru the lower and upper and engage the spring on the clip (each piece of the body work is about 0.10" thick). It was close, but just couldn't make it...to try to make it work, I tried to bend the spring in with vice grips, this kinda crushed the clip...it worked for a couple of the holes but others still wouldn't reach...but then when I was removing them, the clip actually broke (guess it could not withstand the stress of being crushed like this).

I know this is a long story...so here is the point (and my reason for asking for help once again...maybe this time I'll listen ).

1) Do you think the rivet style would have worked given the thickness of my panels? (I know the rivet style use the same fastener body...so it still might be too short). I believe this would only work if the rivet style allows you to mount the spring closer.

2) If the rivet style springs would work...is there anyplace I can order just the rivets and springs?....I already have the fastener bodies (which is most likely the expensive part)

3) What are my other options for a quick release fastener?

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No suggestions?

I called Attack Performance and they had no recommendations....they are going to inquire as to what their race team is using with these fairings....apparently you can (if you know what you're looking for and where to look) get the fastener bodies in different lengths. Just really hoping I don't end up drilling extra holes and breaking out the zip ties

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The slip on ones are what we use on all of our racebikes. They make different length screw parts.
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The slip on ones are what we use on all of our racebikes. They make different length screw parts.
Cool! Do you guys sale these or have a link to where I can order?

I can't believe what a PITA this small detail is becoming.

Anyone else?...come on, I know all you guys with dedicated race/track bikes had to use something?

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I used the clip ons and had no problems.

Maybe you should try drilling holes in a different area?

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Cool! Do you guys sale these or have a link to where I can order?

I can't believe what a PITA this small detail is becoming.

Anyone else?...come on, I know all you guys with dedicated race/track bikes had to use something?

Thanks again!
If you can get to the shop before noon tommorow i'll exchange the long ones for short. The truck leaves for the races and they are on it.
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If you can get to the shop before noon tomorrow I'll exchange the long ones for short. The truck leaves for the races and they are on it.
Thanks! Unfortunately I have to work tomorrow. I'll try to give you guys a call tomorrow morning. I could stop by Saturday morning perhaps?

Would really like to get this figured out so I can start worrying about what kind of stickers to put on the bike

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Thanks! Unfortunately I have to work tomorrow. I'll try to give you guys a call tomorrow morning. I could stop by Saturday morning perhaps?

Would really like to get this figured out so I can start worrying about what kind of stickers to put on the bike
The truck will be in Virginia Staurday Morning
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Got my new longer DZUS fasteners yesterday and they work great!

Special thanks to 4 & 6 for helping me out and pointing me in the right direction.

I ended up requiring the "50" size studs (full 0.100" longer than the ones that came in my L&P kit).

Thanks again for everyone's help on this. The bike is 100% back together and looks pretty good considering I've never done anything like this before (the paint even doesn't look that bad...as long as you stand back 10 feet ).

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