How Are These Held On the Screw Head


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How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by okie2ee » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:23 pm



Just curious as to how these are suppose to be held on the screw. When I removed mine, it had what appeared to be silicone inside the cap holding it to the screw.





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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by bellboy40 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:36 pm

It is just a friction fit that holds it on the screw head. That is a special screw though, not your average hardware store screw. The head fits inside the cover and it supposed to be held there by just pushing it on. They do get loose though, maybe by damage to either the screw or the plastic piece.

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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:24 pm

If you haven't lost one of those yet....you will.
And you won't like the replacement cost.
I use this stuff, or similar to it. It's the gluey stuff they stick credit cards to for mailing. Perfect for keeping these pieces in place. One or 2 dots between the screw head and the plastic hole.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0011N832C/?tag=goldwingdocs-20 ... d834b3b7f7
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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:25 pm

Put a dab of silicone on the screw head or the underside of the plastic clip, I'm sure they are just a push in fit and they will come loose over time

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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by okie2ee » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:49 pm

Thanks guys............that's kinda what I suspected...............I haven't lost mine and I plan on keeping it that way.........glue dots on the way, be here Saturday...........I like that idea, instant bonding, not curing time.........I can always fall back on silicone

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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by bluthundr31 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:03 am

The Glue dot idea is a helluva good one!!!

On the "cover" opposite the "screw cap" (where the glue dot would go), the plastic "tab" makes a 90 degree turn. I used the smallest drill bit (almost the size of fishing line) to put a hole through the 90 degree and ran fishing line through it then used a "snap-hook" to the "wind deflector" on an inside-support. It works fine and both the wind-deflector and the cover are secure.

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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by virgilmobile » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:31 am

By the way..that's the wrong screw(bolt) there.
The OEM one is much taller with straight sides not rounded.

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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:05 pm

I haven't tried in this place but, two power magnets can be used here I think.
I have used them for more than two years on the rear molding clips without any problem.

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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by Happytrails » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:00 pm

Like the gluedots suggestion. it hard to see clearly but I think that might be the correct screw in the photo but its just not clear enough. Caps are just friction fit and worry me about falling off. Considered silicon but those gluedots sound like better idea.

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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by bellboy40 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:28 pm

That picture of the tab being removed is from the how-to article on replacing the cruise and sub air filters. I guess that is Scott's (WingAdmin) bike that is pictured. It appears to be the right screw. The very next picture in the article has a better view of it and it looks like the right one to me.

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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by okie2ee » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:54 pm

Update:

I received my glue dots today and they worked great.................I initially used one glue dot inside the screw cover but didn't feel confident about the fit, so I then placed one on the top of the screw and then placed another inside the cover where the screw fits onto the screw head.............it was a much tighter fit after pushing the screw cover back on top of the screw..............I checked and I did have the right kind of screw with the tall straight sides; however, the friction fit was very poor............I feel very confident that I won't need to add a safety system - the fishing line connection. The only tricky part is handling the very thin glue dots, I ended up using the point of the blade on a small utility knife to lift them off the paper tape by their edge and then place them where I wanted. They are definitely sticky.

Thanks again to Bluewaterhooker0 for the excellent suggestion.

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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by CrystalPistol » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:19 pm

A dab of clear silicone, let set overnight, will do.
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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:37 am

The nice thing about these "bugger dots" is they are reusable. You can remove and replace the parts multiple times without renewing the glue.
I use the same glue for installation of the headlights. There is a flange type bushing up there that will fall out of place while trying to assemble. Not with the dots.
Its handy stuff.

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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:21 pm

bellboy40 wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:28 pm
That picture of the tab being removed is from the how-to article on replacing the cruise and sub air filters. I guess that is Scott's (WingAdmin) bike that is pictured. It appears to be the right screw. The very next picture in the article has a better view of it and it looks like the right one to me.
Yup, it's definitely the right screw.

I use a small piece of 3M VHB tape on the underside of mine, holds them firmly in place. I have a LOT of stuff stuck on my bike with this stuff, including my cameras.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-5952-V ... ref=sr_1_3

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Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

Post by okie2ee » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:33 am

Another excellent idea that didn't cross my mind, yet I use the little double sided 3M mounting pads all the time. I did find that there are many different variants of this product...........mainly the size of the tape and color.............I decided to purchase a roll of tape on Amazon "3M VHB Tape RP32 0.5 in width x 5 yd length (1 Roll)" which is a custom cut product by a partner with 3M and the cost was only $6.33 for a 15 ft roll. This forum has been the greatest thing since sliced bread with regards to working on my trike............... :D



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