GL1100 windshield nuts


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GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby RodL » Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:33 pm



I picked up a 1983 GL1100 Intersate and I am going through and cleaning up the wiring mess and everything else that the previous owner has done. In doing so I noticed that two of the nuts that are holding down the windshield are regular nuts.

Is there any good place to get those funny "D" shaped windshield nuts without paying a minor fortune? I found a couple on EBay but they want $10 for each. I know I can just use regular nuts and such, but I am one of those type of guys that like to have all the stuff original if possible!

I figure it is a good time of year here in Minnesota to tear it down and get it cleaned up for spring.



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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:17 pm

There are several big parts recyclers on eBay.
While they sell the windshield trim, they don't bother listing the hardware.
I would contact one of them to see what they would sell them to you for.
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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:56 am

I have a couple in a box.

Send me a pm with name and addy.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby RodL » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:13 am

Thank you very much Wilcoyo2. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!
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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:28 am

RodL, you can find them here..........http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-NOS-GL110 ... nH&vxp=mtr for a few dollars less than 10.00 each. i know they aren't cheap, but they are obsolete and getting harder to find. when i had to replace a few of mine on my aspy, i simply used regular metric nuts. it wont hurt anything to use them, if that is your "last resort".

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:32 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:RodL, you can find them here..........http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-NOS-GL110 ... nH&vxp=mtr for a few dollars less than 10.00 each. i know they aren't cheap, but they are obsolete and getting harder to find. when i had to replace a few of mine on my aspy, i simply used regular metric nuts. it wont hurt anything to use them, if that is your "last resort".

stuart.


I dropped one of those stupid things when removing my windshield, and it disappeared into the fairing somewhere. I heard a metal clank as it landed, but after a good hour of searching, I couldn't find it. I ended up using a standard metric flange nut and it worked fine. At the end of the year I disassembled the front wheel for something unrelated and found that D-nut sitting in between the forks, trapped by the fork brace. No idea how it managed to stay there all season long. I put it back in place of the flange nut. I also used some silicone based adhesive to glue the D-nuts to the back of the fairing so that they stayed in place, and didn't fall off when the bolts were removed in future.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby roadwanderer2 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:38 am

WingAdmin wrote:
roadwanderer2 wrote:RodL, you can find them here..........http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-NOS-GL110 ... nH&vxp=mtr for a few dollars less than 10.00 each. i know they aren't cheap, but they are obsolete and getting harder to find. when i had to replace a few of mine on my aspy, i simply used regular metric nuts. it wont hurt anything to use them, if that is your "last resort".

stuart.


I dropped one of those stupid things when removing my windshield, and it disappeared into the fairing somewhere. I heard a metal clank as it landed, but after a good hour of searching, I couldn't find it. I ended up using a standard metric flange nut and it worked fine. At the end of the year I disassembled the front wheel for something unrelated and found that D-nut sitting in between the forks, trapped by the fork brace. No idea how it managed to stay there all season long. I put it back in place of the flange nut. I also used some silicone based adhesive to glue the D-nuts to the back of the fairing so that they stayed in place, and didn't fall off when the bolts were removed in future.


now that's what i call lucky.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:27 am

The only problem with flange nuts is that you have to hold them in place when tightening. The D nuts are that shape for a reason: to prevent them from turning, because they rest against the plastic:

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:33 am

wingadmin, let me ask you a question....using a regular metric nut, the ones with the little "grabbers" that are on the back of them, wouldn't they grab the plastic and hold them in place while tightening them? just a thought. i don't have one to take a pic of it to show it to you, but im sure you know which ones im talking about.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:40 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:wingadmin, let me ask you a question....using a regular metric nut, the ones with the little "grabbers" that are on the back of them, wouldn't they grab the plastic and hold them in place while tightening them? just a thought. i don't have one to take a pic of it to show it to you, but im sure you know which ones im talking about.

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I'm pretty sure you're talking about these:



Yes...but you have to get them close enough to the plastic first before they do that. The "D" nuts won't turn as soon as you start the threads into them.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:57 am

yes, those and the other style nuts that have what looks like one of these attached under the nut.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:56 pm

I got tired of dropping them down into the fairing. I used a plastic glue to hold those little buggers in place.

I have not heard from rodl so I think I have a couple of these in a drawer that I am not using.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby RodL » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:53 am

Hmmm I though I had sent you a pm the other day wilcoy02??


I like the idea of gluing those things down to the fairing. I think I will do that!
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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby Wilcoy02 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:57 am

no I have not gotten any pm's from any one about these nuts- past or present.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby 4wred » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:22 am

I think I just used some tape to hold then in place.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby mytown » Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:59 pm

I think it worth noting that the mounting brackets for both the speakers and the gauge cluster have what I'll call "ledges" or "stays" that press against the D nuts to keep them in place such that the speakers or gauges don't need to be removed when pulling the mirrors, windshield etc.
Thanks to Admin's suggestion, I'll be adding a drop or two of silicone glue next assembly.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby RodL » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:26 am

Wilcoy02 wrote:no I have not gotten any pm's from any one about these nuts- past or present.



Well I gave it a try again!!
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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby Wilcoy02 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:58 pm

Got your pm but u did not say how many you needed. A couple are in the mail.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby RodL » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:08 pm

A couple will do just fine.. Thanks alot.

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Re: GL1100 windshield nuts

Postby RodL » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:54 pm

Got the nuts.. Thanks!!!

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