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Hello,

I need an advice, yesterday I installed my new touring windscreen, and I pushed one of the screws a little bit to hard and the part fell inside the hole on the bike.

What do I need to remove in order to get to the part? I tried to remove the small spoiler below the headlights but it was not there. Should I remove the side panel? Where could this part be? Is it even still somewhere inside the bike or can it fall out somewhere? Anybody faced this problem before?

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You need M5 rubber well nuts.
Amazon link for a baggie of the well nuts

Otherwise pull the fairing - Maybe just that one side. I got mine back when I wired the Denali's, heated grips, .... though it then ate one of those neato gray clips ... awaiting for next fairing pull (never?)

Tips:
1) Put the well nuts to the windscreen first, then insert in and push windscreen UP and then start to tighten. Learned this after I lost my first one. From this forum. Works for everything but Madstad

2) If you're going to have them in place beforehand - put a 2nd one below as a dummy/spare - and it'll keep the top one in place. I did this for the Madstad as it's well nuts are metal washer backed with no spares. top of Madstad has a pin so I could only do this on the bottom - which is the main hungry fairing area that eats them.
 

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Next time remove all bolts but the bottom two.
Just loosen the bottom 2 bolts a few turns and push windscreen down to let the well nuts (with bolts in) slide down.
They come straight out from the square part of the hole.
 

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To answer your original question: Nobody knows where they go. Everyone has lost a well nut into the fairing and they've never been seen again. I personally lost 3: the first two at the same time when I removed my windshield for the first time without knowing the well nuts could fall into the fairing, and then a third when I was careless.
As others have said, it's easier to just buy a pack of well nuts and replace them when lost.
 

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Hope you got it finished Simeon. I installed this same windscreen and also these deflectors. The combo makes it a MUCH more enjoyable on-road bike. Can actually hear my music and comms now.
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Who makes those deflectors? I ended up with the Madstad 20" Touring but wouldn't mind a tad more deflection on the side.
 

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Nauglanch I ordered these off Amazon. Seems like they were $60 or so but they really reduce the side buffeting. That's a good looking blue bike you have and looks like you are in some gorgeous surroundings there in NC.
 
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