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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclerosis View Post

    I wonder what the difference is, between those and the ones on the bike? Surely there's got to be *some* worthwhile difference?

    The NCX Trim Clips are: Part # 90683-GAZ-003

    Where as those, are: Part # 91503-SZ5-003

    They probably fit perfectly, and you can't tell with the naked eye what the difference is, except they are waaaay cheaper than the other ones.


    I've always wondered how much money/time/resources is wasted in spec design for items so minutely different, that there is no real difference. Is one 1.0 mm longer than the other? 1.0 mm larger in diametre? Wouldn't it make more sense to clean sheet design something that uses the same silly little trim clips across an entire manufacturer's line up?

    Same with turn signal lenses. The NCX turn signal lenses (where applicable) are *identical* to various model CBR1000RR, 250R, 125R, 600RR, etc., etc., etc.

    ...except, of course, for an utterly reasonless difference in the placement of a tiny little protrusion of plastic, set at say the 9:00 position for the 1000RR, 12:00 position for the 250R, 3:00 position for the NCX, and so on. It makes absolutely no difference at all, except to make one part ill fit the other by *juuust* enough, that you have to snip or file off a 1.0mm X 1.0mm little nub of plastic.

    You don't even really have to do that to get them to interchange/fit though, you could put them on not even knowing there was any difference, only to have an eventual water leak into the turn signal, because the rubber gasket was invisibly misaligned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclerosis View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclerosis View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by icing777 View Post
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    Let us know how they work.........I think 10mm are too big.......those might be auto lower splash panel clips.

    Many of the NC clips are 6mm...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by showkey View Post
    Let us know how they work.........I think 10mm are too big.......those might be auto lower splash panel clips.

    Many of the NC clips are 6mm...........
    You are correct... too big! Returned! Gotta love Amazon
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    Quote Originally Posted by L.B.S. View Post
    Beemerphile reports good things about Yamaha clips, which do the same task, but are superior. I would trust his opinion and give those a go just to see.
    I need clips, and I don' mean to de-rail this thread, but where is Beemerphile? I haven't seen him around much.
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    Hey i sell these clips, the 91503-SZ5-003 ones, they fit 10mm holes. It's funny how they seem to fit on most Honda's. Looks like the difference between it and the "90683-GAZ-003" you mentioned is that it spreads out 2 ways instead of 4. Maybe something in this retainer clip guide would work too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner View Post
    I need clips, and I don' mean to de-rail this thread, but where is Beemerphile? I haven't seen him around much.
    he has gone over to the ADVRIDER forum now that is where I last saw his post.
    I think some one has upset him on here.
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