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Body Panel Mounting Tab Repair
  Author: cpt137
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Well, I'm not sure what you call them, but the things that stick out and grab the rubber donuts and hold the side panels in place. When I got my 87, all were broken but one. I got some aluminum screws, turned the head down to .390 on my drill press. I took masking tape, made a loop around the top and put some JB weld on top. In the drill press again to round it off. I drilled a hole where the tab was, put a nut on, put it thru and put a nut on the bottom. Eyeballed the height and tightened up. Has worked well for a year now.

Yamaha was kind enough to mount the tab on a shelf type thing so there is room for a nut on both sides without drilling into the out side of the panel. Here is a pic of the tab with an unbroken tab and then a close up of the mounting. My rubber donuts were all dried out and broken. My local shop had grommets from show chrome that worked great.


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