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Windscreen Fasteners

Below is what has become of these rubberized "fasteners" that hold the windscreen on. Two of them fell apart as shown and the other two are hanging on by a thread. I think I remember Tom had replaced his a while back and I cant for the life of me remember what they are called or where the thread is.


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They are called wellnuts. I buy mine at Lowe's, Home Depot, or most full service hardware stores.
Cost between $.50 and $1.00 each. The replacements you buy will be of a much better quality than the OEM ones. Probably not Chinese???

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Wellnuts. Thanks TrailRider !!! Now I can go to the hardware store and ask for the right thing instead of looking like an idjit asking for a thingamajig. I doubt I'll find them in metric sizes. I measured the OEM screws at .190 O.D. a 10-32 wellnut and screw should fit fine.

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They are called wellnuts. I buy mine at Lowe's, Home Depot, or most full service hardware stores.
Cost between $.50 and $1.00 each. The replacements you buy will be of a much better quality than the OEM ones. Probably not Chinese???

I hate wellnuts! They will spin and you have to figure some way to hold the back of them to get the screw off.

I replaced all of them with J-nuts. I had concerns about the vibrations maybe cracking the plexiglass but that hasn't happened in 20K miles. l also replaced the wellnuts that hold on the fairings with the J-nuts.

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Wellnuts. Thanks TrailRider !!! Now I can go to the hardware store and ask for the right thing instead of looking like an idjit asking for a thingamajig. I doubt I'll find them in metric sizes. I measured the OEM screws at .190 O.D. a 10-32 wellnut and screw should fit fine.

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Just take one of the windshield screws with you to the store. Try it on for fit. I believe that you will have no trouble finding the correct size. The screw pitch seems to be the only problem. I have always found two pitches of wellnuts in that size are available when I go to make a purchase.
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