Side panel bolt retainers
A while back I noticed a pack of faucet washers in a drawer and it dawned on me that they might work to retain the bolts that hold on the side panels of the KLR. I've had them on for a while and they work quite well.
This is the size that I used
No need to tap the hole,just turn the bolt through the washer.
Spin the washer up to the panel surface and stop before tightening it. There is enough friction on the threads that when loosening the bolt,the washer spins and stays on the bolt and won't fall out of the panel when it is removed.
I use button head bolts for the side panels,seat and airbox cover so I only need one hex(Allen) wrench to remove those bolts. Cheap and simple but handy.
Last edited by MacG; 03-27-2013 at 09:16 AM.