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Rear fender problem

Hello everyone,

I'm a proud owner of a Ducati Scrambler II.
I've been trying to install new turn signals at the rear of the bike. However I can't seem to unlock two screws underneath the fender. (See picture)

They do turn but do not come out, I've been gentle but it seems loctite or something is making it difficult.

Does anyone have a suggestion on what to do? Would be greatly appreciated!
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They screw into an insert that is molded into the plastic. The insert is spinning on you and you will probably have to drill them out to remove them. This also creates the problem of not being able to use them again and the only solution is most likely to replace the rear fender. Ducati cut some corners on our bike and this is one of them.
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Thanks for the reply!
I guess that's the only option, I might still try to drill them out and replace them somehow.
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Hello

We face the same problem on a friend's bike when dismounting the fender to get it painted.
I put in an electric drill an hexa cap and turned gently the whole until it gets disassembled from the fender.

Ducati made two errors here :
- a steel screw in a brass threaded nut ==> electrolytic effect
- red thread locker on the screw ==> impossible to dismount.

Then, the brass nut has been put back in the hole, with Araldite glue and the screw cleaned of the thread locker and mounted like that without overtighting it.
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Vince is correct here.

When the same thing happened to me I lightly forced a long nose multi-grip between the fender and plate to grasp tightly the plastic moulding that houses the brass nut. Then undid the screws.

So long as you don't do too much damage to the moulding you can then re-fix the brass nuts back into them,,, as Vince says, araldite is good.

Make sure the threads are clean and re-use the original hardware.

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Hey everyone,

I managed to install the turn signals front and rear. It was a lot of work, but in the end I'm pleased with the results. I think it looks very subtle. When I've tucked away the wiring, I'll make some better photos!
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