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.
The wellnut kit from Scootin gets my vote. I bought the kit for my '01 and recently bought another for my '04. Nothing fancy, but the quality of the wellnuts is far better than that of the OEM. They have a thicker, larger diameter shoulder which makes it difficult to push all the way through the hole into the fairing. Not impossible, but you would literally have to be TRYING to push them through. I've been very happy with them.
I've only had my RG for a few months. I've had the windshield screws out twice. Once to put on the chrome trim and once to change the windshield.
In my first experience one fell into the fairing. I didn't know wtf happened. I didn't know what a "wellnut was. I thought it screwed right into the fairing and the screw mount snapped off. It took me two shots to get that end screw in securely. The second time when replacing the windshield a different one fell in but I was prepared because I bought a handful of them. At $2 each I feel that it's best to just have some extras and replace them if they look distorted at all. I think it comes down to "proper installation". The more I play with them the more faith I have in them, but I'm not gonna lie. I am always looking to see if the windshield is coming loose. I'm sure the other systems are better but the challenge of making the wellnuts work + me being cheap are keeping me from trying them.
I just did a 1400 mile trip with the 14" sport windshield and it was much better than the stock of course. Yesterday I swapped it for a 15" touring. Anyone know if it will be much different?
It's going to rain here for the next week so I may not have a chance to try it.
My plan is to swap...
I was looking at this shield for two up riding recently. After restarting my computer today and opening Chrome back up, the page says 'not found'. So I went back to the home page and selected Harley > Road Glide and now the only options are the Stingray and Mako(13 and earlier). If it was...
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I'm coming from a 2012 Vulcan Vaquero with a 14" Windshield.
Xclnt Bike, to sterile. But I can see over the windshield AND wear a
Baseball Cap Normal, Big Deal as Cataracts are creeping on:nerd:
My 2016 FLTRX arrives in about 2 weeks (Auction win, coming...
Hey guys I just got my new FLTRXS this past week and quickly realized that I should have put a new shield on it when I bought the bike when I had them do all my other accessories!! Anyway, it sounds like the going trend are Freedom Shields so I am going to give them a try but was curious which...
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