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Wellnuts make anyone else nervous?

While installing the madstad to my faring this weekend, I know how they work, but anyone else think to themselves, "that's gonna fly right off under speed" when looking at wellnuts?
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I had a sport bike prior my roadglide and was the exact same system, my windscreen never flew off even at 175 mph so i'm not so concern with this one.

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No issues yet with mine.


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Yeah, it's not that I think it'll fly off, but I kept thinking, "there's gotta be something missing here". Hah!
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As hokey as it seems, as long as the wellnuts are properly installed, there just no way, short of structural failure of the fairing that the windshield is gonna come off.

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It's never even crossed my mind in nearly 30K miles. I did just recently replace them all for new ones just because the stock one were looking a little worn.

....and BTW at the hardware store they are called Expansion nuts. I tried explaing wellnuts to them and all i got was blank stares until I showed them the wellnut.

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Anything stronger and you risk damage to the fairing. So I think they work pretty good

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The rubber on the wellnuts can crack and deteriorate over time which will result in failure, it happened to my bike and that's when I decided to mount my windshield without wellnuts. The windshield didn't come off but a couple of deteriorated wellnuts came out.


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I'm scared to death, not of windshield coming off but loosing nuts. I'm gonna order a Madstad this week and want to order the well nut up grade. Does that mean I have to take the outer fairing off?


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I'm scared to death, not of windshield coming off but loosing nuts. I'm gonna order a Madstad this week and want to order the well nut up grade. Does that mean I have to take the outer fairing off?
no, you don't need to take the fairing off to install them.

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