Well I've been looking into windshields for my '10 RGC as the stock one offers little protection.
A friend gave me his old 12" KW to try out. Its in pretty rough shape but it was free so I thought id try it.
I have kinda read a little about these "wellnuts" but I didn't think much of it. I figured Harley wouldn't put something that bad on a $20k+ bike, right?............. WRONG! WRONG WRONG WRRRRRRONG with a capitol R!
What the heck is this crap?!?!?!
2 out of 5 of them literally ripped. They popped right out of the fairing. I had to use vise grips to get the little screw out of the mini-nut thing and it tore right off the rubber. I tried using glue and electric tape to hold it together. I should not need to use glue and electric tape to try to fix 1-time removed stock parts on a $20k dollar motorcycle!
So now I essentially have only 3 bolts holding my shield on. And on Friday I need to ride it at 65 mph for an hour to get to the HD dealer for an apt to try to fix a mystery leak. Wishng I woulda just left this alone
Not pleased with HD right now.
What do you guys do to fix this and does it really work? I read about the no wellnut fix but I don't want to take the outer fairing off to change a windshield, especially since I may be putting another one fairly shortly.
What I want:
The very easiest, smartest, safest way to fix this issue. I don't really understand these well nuts or how they held my stock shield on at all.
Educate me please. Thank you.