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 Replacing fairing/seat bolts with wing nuts?

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roadrover




PostSubject: Replacing fairing/seat bolts with wing nuts?   Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:49 pm

Was whipping off my seat and side panel for the tenth time during my niggling DRC taillight install (more on that later) and got to thinking; wouldn't it be better if I could just hand-crank these on and off?

I guess the downside is the wingnuts could get bumped and come off while riding, which would obviously be no bueno.

But... wondering if anyone's tried replacing the main bolts holding plastics in place with wingnuts with good or bad results?
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lancek




PostSubject: Re: Replacing fairing/seat bolts with wing nuts?   Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:45 am

Just changed all mine to the same size allen keys - makes life much easier - if I need to take the seat off chances are Im taking everything else off..
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jkroes

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PostSubject: Re: Replacing fairing/seat bolts with wing nuts?   Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:57 pm

The wing nut is a great idea! Did you end up changing yours over? Have they loosened on you?
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Jens Eskildsen




PostSubject: Re: Replacing fairing/seat bolts with wing nuts?   Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:40 pm

My seat have wing nuts, bot not on the plastic ect, I think they would catch on to stuff and be a pain in the ass in that regard..
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alansz400




PostSubject: Re: Replacing fairing/seat bolts with wing nuts?   Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:05 pm

I have wing bolts on my seat and side panels on both the R and the X. No problems in over 20K on the R and 10K on the X. I did use star washers on the seats bolts just to be safe. Even with my boots rubbing the side cover wings they have never came loose. I welded a bolt into a wing nut rather then buying them. I had a picture but can't find it. So much better then messing with that Allen key under a muddy fender.
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alansz400




PostSubject: Re: Replacing fairing/seat bolts with wing nuts?   Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:37 pm

Found the picture.

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RoundPonda




PostSubject: Re: Replacing fairing/seat bolts with wing nuts?   Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:13 pm

Yep, metric wing bolts and metric wing nuts are not easy to find...
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jkroes

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PostSubject: Re: Replacing fairing/seat bolts with wing nuts?   Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:16 pm

RoundPonda wrote:
Yep, metric wing bolts and metric wing nuts are not easy to find...

Would they be hard to find? I'd replace mine but can't be bothered if it's gonna be a hassle...
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wwguy

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PostSubject: Re: Replacing fairing/seat bolts with wing nuts?   Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:04 pm

Metric M6x16mm Stainless Steel Wing Bolt Butterfly Screw on Amazon

... or pick one of these that suits your fancy:

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nickthenack9

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PostSubject: Re: Replacing fairing/seat bolts with wing nuts?   Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:11 am





bolts from my local hardware store haha you can get the same ones off ebay for pretty cheap
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