Damaged screw mount for front turn signal/mirror stalk.
I removed the fairings on my 2006 K12S for a paint job, and one of the two screws would not screw out of the brass female connector, and simply removed the brass part with it. For those who have never had theirs off, a brass female part, maybe technically a type of nut, into which the attaching screws go into, operates like a plastic picture hanger that you fit into a hole in the drywall, and spreads into the plastic hole on the stalk as you screw in the screw, to firm up the connection. That female part/nut has pulled out of one of the two holes on my left mirror stalk.
Question: Do any of you fine, creative-minded fix-it persons out there have a better idea than mine, which is to put JB Weld Plastic, or something similar, in a very small amount down in the empty hole in the plastic at the end of the stalk, and then insert the whole screw/nut assembly back in it. The other screw still works as intended, and thankfully, it’s the top connection that still works. I don’t think the plastic would stand for a bigger sized screw without cracking and/or breaking.
As per usual, BMW’s price for a new stalk is borderline insane, and I’d hate to pay them for a brand new one just for that, but on the other, I’d also hate to be out doing triple-digit MPH, and then just have it go flying off, too.
Thanks in advance for any help, thoughts, or ideas.
Mods, if you think this goes better in the technical forum than bike-specific, please move, and apologies.