Went to take the side panels off today to fit a set of crash bars and additional lights but the 5mm allen screw at the bottom of both panels just spun and would not slacken off.
Top screws came out no problem as you would expect
Phoned the dealer and they haven't had any problems but because I leave next week to go to Spain I won't have time to put the bike in to the dealer to get it fixed. I didn't want to force anything in case I broke the panel and likewise if the dealer breaks it then it will be replaced by them but the new panels won't be here in time for my trip so no point in getting them to try until I come back. Hope that makes sense
Has anyone else had a problem removing the side panels or can anyone advise what the bottom screw goes into, a pic would be nice if possible
Just realised the dealer when fitting the heated grips would have removed the panels, looks like the mechanic has probably overtightened the screws, and as this is the first time they will have been taken off since then it hasn't been noticed.
Hopefully they will make amends without any fuss, still a pain because I can't get anything fitted prior to my trip