Captive Hardware - DIY - available options
I am beefing up my windscreen attachment on my K2 Vee (only two screws to well nuts and a slip in tab hold the Madstad adaptor plate to the cowling).
I can easily add a third screw at the bottom of the adaptor plate and fasten it to the cowling plastic behind it using a well nut. Easy, adds some shock cushion and protects the cowling plastic.
Are there other ideas? I thought about using a weld nut on the rear side of the cowling plastic and some epoxy to hold that in place when I remove the adaptor plate. I can also build up a nut on a large washer and epoxy that to the cowling back side using JB weld.
Any other ideas out there. One problem I found is that weld nuts are hard to find in metric and in small quantities.
Another option is to extend some metal bracketing off the cowling metal frame to back up the plastic and mount the madstad to that extension rather than the plastic only.
Adding captive hardware in general is nice to know, sometimes you want/need to add a fastener to beef up old or broken stuff (where the OEM mounts wore out or broke off).
Creative ideas out there? Let them flow.
Madstad and Screen, Enduro Skidplate, Barkbusters, Hyperlites (front and rear), 17/43 sprockets, Reemis Exhaust, PCIII, Speedo DRD, OEM Heated Grips, Fork Brace and Lowered Pegs (AdventureTech), Givi top and side cases, Givi Engine Guard