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proper well nut installation
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:00:51 am »
As some may recall my windshiled was broken.  Got a great deal on here for a cheap replacement. But when I tried to install it onto my Madstad brackets the well nuts failed. One broke during installation and I had a spare and used it. But during my first ride two more well nut failed and actually fell out. [Ruh Roh] I was lucky my new shield did not fall off!

So I have ordered new well nuts and I did some research on proper installation beacuse I have always had problems with these buggers. The official Parker instructions just say insert bolt and tighten unti snug. However I found a windshield company that has more detailed instructions https://www.clearviewshields.com/well-nut-fastener-installation/
"Rotate the Bolt no more than 7 full rotations until the threaded portion of the fastener has compressed and created a ridge of rubber on the back side of the fairing, taking care not to over-tighten (which can pull the threaded section through the hole and compromise the fasteners strength)."

I have most likely been over tightening my well nuts! :o
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Re: proper well nut installation
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2018, 10:08:15 am »
As some may recall my windshiled was broken.  Got a great deal on here for a cheap replacement. But when I tried to install it onto my Madstad brackets the well nuts failed. One broke during installation and I had a spare and used it. But during my first ride two more well nut failed and actually fell out. [Ruh Roh] I was lucky my new shield did not fall off!

So I have ordered new well nuts and I did some research on proper installation beacuse I have always had problems with these buggers. The official Parker instructions just say insert bolt and tighten unti snug. However I found a windshield company that has more detailed instructions https://www.clearviewshields.com/well-nut-fastener-installation/
"Rotate the Bolt no more than 7 full rotations until the threaded portion of the fastener has compressed and created a ridge of rubber on the back side of the fairing, taking care not to over-tighten (which can pull the threaded section through the hole and compromise the fasteners strength)."

I have most likely been over tightening my well nuts! :o

Probably out of fear your balls will go missing.
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Re: proper well nut installation
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2018, 11:32:13 am »
Yeah, I'm phobic about that, after 3 divorces... :-\
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Re: proper well nut installation
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 11:36:09 am »
Ah yes, "Remarriage is the triump of hope over experience".  ;) ;D

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Re: proper well nut installation
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 01:06:59 pm »
Ah yes, "Remarriage is the triumph of hope over experience".  ;) ;D

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Re: proper well nut installation
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 05:39:09 pm »
third time's the charm.... at least, so far....

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