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Windscreen wellnuts mounted backwards by the dealer.

While removing the windshield, I inadvertently pushed one of the lower well nuts into the fairing housing - lost forever in the sea of plastic (or at least until I need to disassemble the fairing). I went to the local Honda store to get a replacement and was pleasantly surprised to find they had them in stock (same as some other Honda sport bikes).

While looking at the remaining 3 wellnuts while installing the new one, I noticed that all three had been installed backwards by the dealer. Not only did that make it way more likely that it would push through the mounting point and fall into the fairing, it actually makes the wellnuts very ineffective in actually securing the windshield correctly.

The nuts should be installed with the rubber flange face closest to the screw, and the metal threaded piece furtherest away from the screw. In the correct arrangement, tightening the screw compresses the well nut and makes it expand in the center. It is this expansion that holds the screen correctly.

When installed backwards, the screw thread in the wellnut is closest to the screw and tightening in this arrangements does not cause the rubber to expand to hold the screen.

Additionally, when installed correctly with the flange towards the front of the bike, it is much much less likely that the wellnut will be inadvertently pushed through the mounting hole in the abyss of the inner fairings, as the flange face will prevent it being pushed through the mounting hole.

The photos below show both the incorrect (with the inner thread visible) ,and the correct orientation (where the rubber flange face is at the front of the bike). These photos are taken standing in front of the windshield, looking towards the rear of the bike.
 

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Good pick up TMac99, you are correct. I believe that it's acceptable when a general consumer gets it wrong, but to hear that a Dealer got it wrong, well that's just frustrating.
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Went to mount the Honda 12v power outlet and a Booster Plug and after all the fun of removing all the million parts to do so lost the middle well nut into the plastic headlight housing----NOOOOOOO its gone. I just couldn't leave it so once again took the face off to find the little bugger, hour 2 invested!
Do not be lazy with the middle well nuts mine were correctly installed but I pushed the one in trying to remount the windshield and plop there it goes into the abyss of the front face, what a horrible feeling!!
I think the Honda engineers are still laughing at us all, any one like the battery tray that's also a joke!! Oh and the tool box is also great engineering!
Love the bike though.
 

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Oh and I forgot If you have to remove the air-box the poor little twin breathes through two one inch holes in the snorkels trapped in the fairing.
How can this poor thing breathe!!
Removed them both and now breathes through two three inch holes still trapped in the fairing but with the booster plug will now pull a power wheelie through 1st and 2nd gear which I couldn't do stock.
Still testing and sounds way different, mileage still in the forties-maybe another thread-sorry.
 

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Went to mount the Honda 12v power outlet and a Booster Plug and after all the fun of removing all the million parts to do so lost the middle well nut into the plastic headlight housing----NOOOOOOO its gone. I just couldn't leave it so once again took the face off to find the little bugger, hour 2 invested!
Do not be lazy with the middle well nuts mine were correctly installed but I pushed the one in trying to remount the windshield and plop there it goes into the abyss of the front face, what a horrible feeling!!
I think the Honda engineers are still laughing at us all, any one like the battery tray that's also a joke!! Oh and the tool box is also great engineering!
Love the bike though.
I did the exact same thing. Installed the 12v socket and the last screw was the bottom right windscreen screw , pushed it in and my OCD kicked in and I had to take the whole thing apart again to get it out.
 

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I feel for you what a gut retching feeling to hear it drop into the abyss!! OCD is just not fair! I can now take the front off with my eyes closed though.
 
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