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Offline Rexter

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I hate well nuts....
« on: October 07, 2018, 01:42:54 am »
And the person that decided to use them on the Connie should be tarred and feathered.

That is all.

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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 03:31:23 am »

   Bad Day ??  >:( >:(
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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 03:37:15 am »
I have many of them lurking in my fairing. I think they are starting a community.

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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2018, 11:32:16 am »
I know the feeling , replaced my broken mirror and now I know I got at least one lurking down in fairing bits
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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2018, 12:49:05 pm »
I know the feeling , replaced my broken mirror and now I know I got at least one lurking down in fairing bits

Look at the bright side...If you ever need one...

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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2018, 01:32:35 pm »
+1, stupid design.
May make for easy assembly but not fit for purpose w.r.t. maintenance.
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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2018, 02:05:19 pm »

   Bad Day ??  >:( >:(


I busted the old cardinal rule.....never work on your bike right before a trip. I had to replace the nut under the dash cover on the left side of the tank. So that meant taking all of the bolts out of the left side of the cover, removing the glove box, the left gill, and left upper fairing, since I couldn’t get my booger hooks in there to place a temporary fix until later. I put it all back together, and as I put the upper bolt in the gill, the dang well nut popped out and dropped into the fairing. I leave at 5am Monday to go to Eureka Springs for the week. Oh well. It’ll have to ride with one bolt, or I’ll just take the gills off. I knew I should have listened to myself when I thought “Self, don’t fool with it til you get back.”

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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 10:18:18 pm »
What's the best source for replacement well nuts and stainless hardware?
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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2018, 10:26:42 pm »
You can get the well nuts on Amazon for about  $15 for 25.

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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2018, 04:15:06 am »
The Amazon well nuts may be of questionable quality. Murphs Kits has 5 for $11.50 which are because Murphs kits sells no junk are more than likely  OEM quality.
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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2018, 08:56:08 am »
I know the feeling , replaced my broken mirror and now I know I got at least one lurking down in fairing bits

Look at the bright side...If you ever need one...

 :D , sort of reminds of my first COG tech day I attended  , dropped an allen wrench down the fairing of my C10 . Had to darn near take off all the fairing on the one side to find the bugger .
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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2018, 03:06:59 pm »
When you say well nuts, I assume you mean the rubber inset with a nut inside. Yea, those things are problematic.


What about replacing them with nutserts?

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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2018, 10:14:38 pm »
The Amazon well nuts may be of questionable quality. Murphs Kits has 5 for $11.50 which are because Murphs kits sells no junk are more than likely  OEM quality.
No arguement with that. Problem is OEM quality is junk.
Actually I think the problem is brass nut and steel screws, Eventually the brass corrodes and the screw seizes. I now use neverseize goop on them.
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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2018, 02:24:32 am »
The Amazon well nuts may be of questionable quality. Murphs Kits has 5 for $11.50 which are because Murphs kits sells no junk are more than likely  OEM quality.
No arguement with that. Problem is OEM quality is junk.
Actually I think the problem is brass nut and steel screws, Eventually the brass corrodes and the screw seizes. I now use neverseize goop on them.

Even though I live in Washington State, I live on the dry side and have never been affected by dissimilar corrosion between the screws and well nuts. I have the Right side of my fairing off at the moment and wish I had ordered some well nuts.  :??:
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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2018, 11:05:56 am »
Check out Ace Hardware, one up the road from me has a good selection of both metric and sae fasteners.

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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2018, 06:58:04 pm »
interesting. I've never seen well nuts at the ACE hardware stores around here.
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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2018, 08:29:24 pm »
That’s odd...I’ve changed out my bike’s windshield several times...the fairing is all put together...I don’t seem to have any current issues with well nuts...but, I still don’t care for them... :rotflmao:

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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2018, 09:36:19 am »
interesting. I've never seen well nuts at the ACE hardware stores around here.
Tim it is hit and miss some ace stories have much better selection in stock.

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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2018, 08:03:37 pm »
OK, I found some expanding nuts in SAE only at a local drug/hardware store. It's also under new management and they are building up the nuts and bolts selection.  The guy responsible was restocking so I asked if he could get metric expanding nuts. He said he will see what he could do with the supplier. 
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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2018, 08:49:14 pm »
Lowe's in my area has SAE well nuts (I think they call them tube nuts).
Don't know if they'll work for you in an emergency
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Re: I hate well nuts....
« Reply #20 on: Today at 02:30:53 am »
McMaster Carr sells them by the box.  I bought a couple of boxes and just routinely replaced them anytime I thought they were at all flakey. 

I've since sold both my Connie and my KLR and have moved to a VStrom -- Suzuki doesn't use them on the V (at least I haven't come across any yet!).  I've got some left over -- if anyone's in a pinch I can stick a few in an envelope and drop them in the mail.

Also, I'm sure most realize this but I learned the hard way -- don't put locktite on wellnuts.  The rubber will just turn when you try to get the screw out and you will get all frustrated.


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What's the best source for replacement well nuts and stainless hardware?