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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 02:04 PM
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Ive never had a problem using the wellnuts, do it like Chainsaws video and I also use a screw gun set at the lowest tq setting , it works for me, shield on and off in 5 min and ive never lost a wellnut or over tightened. I did change to the thicker head ones available from Cee Bailey, Clearview or Granger etc. IMO the wellnuts may help to isolate the shield and reduce stress and vibs from the fairing.

But if you want to use this method you may find bolts at some of these places

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post #32 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 02:59 PM
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Silly question, but is there a way to use zues connectors like the ones that hold our saddlebags in place? That would make windshield changing quick and painless!

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post #33 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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I've never really had a problem with the well nuts either. I came up with this idea for a couple of reasons. First, I thought for as well made and expensive as these bikes are, this was a chincy way of mounting a shield. Second, well nuts are not permanent. I take my sheild off pretty frequently and they do wear out. Third and probably the main reason is I was working on a friends RG and due to the fact that the fairing is a molded part, one of the holes in his fairing was oversized and oblonged which wouldn't allow a wellnut to hold. These seemed to solve that problem on his bike.

I guess it comes down to choice. If you like the well nuts, use them as they work just fine. If not, this is just another choice. Thats what makes this a great forum, everyone throwing in their ideas and solutions to problems.

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