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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2011, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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Rotting rubber?

So a while bike I took my fairings of and re installed them. And noticed more than half of the rubber that's on the inside of the fairings (bushings? Rubber holds a small sleeve with threads where our fairings bolt together)

Anybody else have this? My local kawi mechanic said it's fairly common. But id like feedback from you guys as well.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2011, 11:54 PM
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Yep- these Kawasaki well nuts are known for falling apart:

Sucks because they are not cheap! They'll last a lot longer if you cover them with silicone grease.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 01:01 AM
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Yup. Good old regular cheap rubber.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 05:28 AM
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The rubber doesn't rot. The well nut is compressed and the Kawaski ones don't seem to like re-use as they chew up the rubber.

You can buy them easily on e-bay and they're not expensive if you buy a pack of ten or a dozen. Buy one from Kawasaki and your wallet will cry though.

Don't overtighten them and they'll last a lot longer.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 09:18 AM
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Yeah you can find them for a lot cheaper for all kinds of online retailers. Just Google "5mm well nuts"

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i hate those so much. lost so many of them

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well these kind of things make me go nuts
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