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post #1 of 29 Old 05-24-2014, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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windscreen well nut removal

I want to raise the OEM screen to the highest position.

I notice that the retaining thread seems to be in a rubber sleeve. The other holes have nothing to retain the screws in the alternate screen positions.
I suppose that the retaining screws are to be moved, but how. I tried to remove the bodywork behind the screen ( around the speedo area) but it does't seem to want to move easily.

Do I just tug on the rubber screw surrounds to pull them out or what?
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post #2 of 29 Old 05-24-2014, 06:55 AM
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Yes you need to remove the rubber nuts ( I can't remember the proper name). The easiest way I have found is to take one of the windshield bolts and screw it into the rubber nut but only a couple threads. Then grab the bolt and pull the nut out

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Well nuts glass3222 I'm sure.

Some of the well nuts seem to take on a set that means the only way of getting them out is to push them through the fairing, where they invariably fall on the floor. I have some spare ones so if they're not easy to get in I'm not stuck with a screen I can't refit.
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Thanks guys

I was hoping there was a simple solution.

I must admit that the bodywork on the Strom is a challenge to remove. It is my first non dirt bike I have owned for a while. In general they are easier to pull Th.e body panels off.
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Once the screws are out, I've never had much of a problem taking the well nuts out from the front. Even if they have taken a set, a little force gets them out.

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Once the screws are out, I've never had much of a problem taking the well nuts out from the front. Even if they have taken a set, a little force gets them out.
Not if you use Kung-fu grip to torque them down. I bought a set of spares to replace the originals.

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I had a problem with just two that wouldn't come out without a fear of damaging them.

In the end I got a length of wire, pushed it through the well-nut until it appeared below the dash (above the mudguard). I then pushed them into the hole and waggled the wire until they appeared in my hand. If you just push them through they could disappear anywhere. :mrgreen:

Once out simply roll them between your fingers to remove the 'bulge' and then re-fit as normal.

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In the end I got a length of wire, pushed it through the well-nut until it appeared below the dash (above the mudguard). I then pushed them into the hole and waggled the wire until they appeared in my hand.
Beautiful. I love it. I'll have to remember that if I ever have a problem.

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With the screw in a couple of threads a little lubricant will let them come out. You could use a little soapy water. Spit usually works.

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I had a problem with just two that wouldn't come out without a fear of damaging them.

In the end I got a length of wire, pushed it through the well-nut until it appeared below the dash (above the mudguard). I then pushed them into the hole and waggled the wire until they appeared in my hand. If you just push them through they could disappear anywhere. :mrgreen:

Once out simply roll them between your fingers to remove the 'bulge' and then re-fit as normal.

Hope this makes sense. :biggrinjester:
This works for me, too. Once they have been used the back mushrooms out, making it difficult to pull out; pushing through is easier but the wire is essential to guide them out of the deep dark crevices of the Wee. I learned a lot about my new motorcycle by searching for a Wellnut.

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