Lower hand fairing well nut replacement? - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
Bike and Rider Gear For discussions on different gear for the ride & rider.

 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 23 Old 08-04-2018, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
timberfoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 65
Garage
Lower hand fairing well nut replacement?

Hello all

The metal part of the lower right hand fairing nut tore loose of the rubber as I tightened it today. After searching this forum, I learned I learned the nut is called a Well Nut

People on this forum have suggested that the well-nuts are not necessarily Kawasaki specific parts, and that they can be be bought from hardware shops.

Can anyone advise me about what size and type of well nut is suitable to replace the original nut.

Cheers

Matthew
timberfoot is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 Old 08-04-2018, 12:52 PM
2nd Gear
 
KLRCraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Posts: 205
AceIsThePlace!

Quote:
Originally Posted by timberfoot View Post
Hello all
People on this forum have suggested that the well-nuts are not necessarily Kawasaki specific parts, and that they can be be bought from hardware shops.
Matthew
Me and AceHardware is GOOD FRIENDS!!! Take the 'other' well nut in and they'll match it (I even converted many of the PhillipsHead screws to Allens throughout alotta the Bike I'm CPRing).

If not the Dealership'll charge you a few bucks instead of a few cents but it's the TimeValue of Money... you GET THE RIGHT PART and you're done! 'Sure, I hate to pay Dealership prices but I'm not paying too much for a nut, I'm paying for conveeeeeenience!!! You can ZipTie in the meanwhile?

Not sure your BikeYear but online Schematics can ID the part no from Kawasaki so at least the part is properly ID'd. From there it's off to the Dealer or Ace for me! I had GREAT success getting some only-at-the-Dealer parts that'd not only been impossible to score otherwise, but it'd-a been no fun at all failing to find the part! Be sure to get the first Part No. (5digits or so, found on schematic) and the last digits (4-5, after the '-') to ensure a smoother conversation. As I started putting my 2003 back together, I found myself finding/upgrading/changing nuts/bolts/screws/etc and it has certainly been worth it getting to know my AceHardwarePerson as well as my KawasakiDealer.

I'm new to the Forum so I hope this isn't too elementary... you prolly know all this; just trying to 'give back' to this Forum that's saved my butt a coupla times in my short time here!
KLRCraig is offline  
post #3 of 23 Old 08-04-2018, 01:00 PM
2nd Gear
 
KLRCraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Posts: 205



Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 08-04-2018 at 01:56 PM.
KLRCraig is offline  
 
post #4 of 23 Old 08-04-2018, 01:01 PM
2nd Gear
 
KLRCraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Posts: 205
Bi-Partisanship AT IT'S BEST!!!




Saaaaay, HOW'D THAT GET IN HEEEEERRRE!?!?

Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 08-04-2018 at 01:54 PM.
KLRCraig is offline  
post #5 of 23 Old 08-04-2018, 01:50 PM
Pretty in Pink, dunno why
 
Tom Schmitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Posts: 7,411
Garage
Oh, duude, you were so close!

The URL has to end in ".jpg". To fix yours I took this off of the URL: ?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds

such that what remained was "h ttps://beta-static.photobucket.com/images/vv28/CraigsPhotoz/s0/859c3e5d-1dde-4b80-98ff-228dce0a1dd0-original.jpg"

Boy Howdy, Martha, I think he's getting the hang of it!

Tom [email protected]

I lit a cigarette and dragged a smoking stand beside the chair. The minutes went by on tiptoe, with their fingers to their lips. -Philip Marlowe

'Why' and 'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used. -Napoleon Bonaparte


Sting like a butterfly.
Tom Schmitz is online now  
post #6 of 23 Old 08-04-2018, 01:56 PM
Pretty in Pink, dunno why
 
Tom Schmitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Posts: 7,411
Garage
Even those modified URLs seem unstable. I can see the images when I do a refresh, but when I scroll they go away. I even tried removing the 'beta-static', but that didn't change anything.

Tom [email protected]

I lit a cigarette and dragged a smoking stand beside the chair. The minutes went by on tiptoe, with their fingers to their lips. -Philip Marlowe

'Why' and 'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used. -Napoleon Bonaparte


Sting like a butterfly.
Tom Schmitz is online now  
post #7 of 23 Old 08-04-2018, 02:05 PM
2nd Gear
 
KLRCraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Posts: 205
PBucket just made me 'update' my App, though I didn't have it as an App before (it was just a URL). I think PB changed some stuff so I need to find another PhotoHostingPlace... I'm reading the 'Posting Pictures' thread by KLR4Ever to learn more. I had NO ISSUES the first 5-6 photos I posted so it's gotta be PB. Always hated PB anyway (AdBlocker can't even win agst PB!!!).
KLRCraig is offline  
post #8 of 23 Old 08-04-2018, 02:33 PM
1st Gear
 
insan3guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Schmitz View Post
Even those modified URLs seem unstable. I can see the images when I do a refresh, but when I scroll they go away. I even tried removing the 'beta-static', but that didn't change anything.
In my experience, imgur is pretty much the only stable image host today. Everything else has become defunct or corrupted eventually, if it even worked in the first place. Plus their urls are easier.


On topic: ace hardware will match frickin anything - they're great. However, if you only need one itty bitty part and don't want the hassle of matching it, dealers can order that stuff right up.
insan3guy is offline  
post #9 of 23 Old 08-04-2018, 02:49 PM
Pretty in Pink, dunno why
 
Tom Schmitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Posts: 7,411
Garage
As one who moderates, and this being pretty much a self-moderating bunch of clapped-out KLR riders, my most common chore is working on images.

I have had problems with imgur, as there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to generate a URL that is intended for embedding into HTML.

I have had problems with Google, as there doesn't seem to be any way to get anything useful out of it at all since it was obviously designed by flat-billed-cap-wearing vaping millennials.

Photobucket is a nightmare because they, too, don't seem to be user-friendly with generating URLs that play with HTML nicely.

smugmug seems OK I haven't noticed too many problems with it.

flickr is just puddle-wonderful, as it has a very clear and straightforward way of generating an HTML friendly URL, complete with image tags.

What is at play seems to be a conflict between the old and the new. HTML is old (ancient, really) and requires a specific format to embed images. This all works well as long as you are using some service that is a legacy service, like flickr, where the service and HTML are of about the same vintage. Where it seems to fall apart is when the (new) service's focus is to deliver images to mobile devices and social media to make the flat-billed-cap-wearing vaping millennials as they stop two car lengths from the car in front of them so they can check and see what their bros 'n hos are having for lunch.

Making these social media servers work in an HTML environment is like pulling a bowling ball out of a rat's patoot.

And I've no idea what the problem is with Craig's Photobucket stuff is. They used to be the gold standard before they fell on their sword. Maybe this is the new form of third-party hosting that they are offering with their less expensive accounts. You can see the photos, but only for a second. Unless you pay $400.

Tom [email protected]

I lit a cigarette and dragged a smoking stand beside the chair. The minutes went by on tiptoe, with their fingers to their lips. -Philip Marlowe

'Why' and 'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used. -Napoleon Bonaparte


Sting like a butterfly.

Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 08-04-2018 at 02:51 PM.
Tom Schmitz is online now  
post #10 of 23 Old 08-04-2018, 06:37 PM
1st Gear
 
insan3guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Schmitz View Post
As one who moderates, and this being pretty much a self-moderating bunch of clapped-out KLR riders, my most common chore is working on images.

I have had problems with imgur, as there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to generate a URL that is intended for embedding into HTML.

-snip-
I never deal with the backend of anything, but imgur has direct links to all images by changing "imgur.com/xxxxxxx" to "i.imgur.com/xxxxxxx.jpg" (or png)

If I'm completely wrong about what it is you were talking about, please feel free to throw rocks at me


example
insan3guy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Axle Nut Cotter Pin Replacement planalp 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 37 10-06-2016 08:08 PM
drop-in LED replacement for stock fairing slackard 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 5 09-21-2016 11:16 PM
Mid/lower fairing identification (left or right?) Dan Diego 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 2 04-07-2015 03:43 PM
To Lower or Not to Lower. BWallace KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 6 05-29-2013 08:42 PM
2008 KLR 650 Fairing replacement TomJ 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 3 08-15-2012 03:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome