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    Hi all... Was cleaning my FZ1-S (2011 model). Realised 2 of the 6 windscreen screws heads are broken off, and the rest of the screw body is lodged inside the fairing. 1 more screw is jammed and the screw head has no more "plus" shape.

    I don't understand why Yamaha decided to use plastic screws for such an important component?!

    Anyway, I just ordered some OEM metal screws online. Meanwhile, how do I remove my windscreen and the 2 broken screws??
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolarisX View Post
    Hi all... Was cleaning my FZ1-S (2011 model). Realised 2 of the 6 windscreen screws heads are broken off, and the rest of the screw body is lodged inside the fairing. 1 more screw is jammed and the screw head has no more "plus" shape.

    I don't understand why Yamaha decided to use plastic screws for such an important component?!

    Anyway, I just ordered some OEM metal screws online. Meanwhile, how do I remove my windscreen and the 2 broken screws??
    I think this is really tricky to answer without pics. Like eg, does the screw hole allows the broken part to go through it?

     

     
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    Ok bros, problem solved. I purchased compatible OEM screws from ebay for my FZ1-S (complete with rubber washer) for a few dollars, had to wait 2 weeks for delivery. Went down to my local friendly bike shop, and they carefully removed the broken screws and fitted the new ones nicely!
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