Dare I mention quality?
I've just changed from a 4 year old 14,000 mile Ducati to a 2 year old K 1200R and am confused about the relative quality between the two. All fasteners on the Ducati were in uncorroded condition and I am surprised, nay, shocked, to find the 2000 mile BMW fasteners looking as if they do not have as good corrosion resistance. E.g. there are at least 8 Torx head screws at the front of the engine facing the back of the exhaust pipes which are rusty. The rest of the bike is mint. Both bikes have been used in the same local area of SW England. Unfortunately, the screws are not available from BMW as replacements to enable me to restore the appearance and avoid hoots of laughter from my rider buddies. Two issues then, a) surprise at the low quality fasteners and b) why are they unobtainable from BMW?
I can't find any source of Torx head screws elsewhere to match the rest of the bike. Comments chaps?