Rubber coated brass nuts.


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hutchir734
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Rubber coated brass nuts.

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I had to remove the front fairing because of a minor accident. I had to replace the sub frame which I'm sure most of you know I had to remove the complete fairing. When I did these two rubber coated nuts came out one on each side but I have no idea where they came from. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I have tried looking at the parts fish on some of the parts ordering sites with no luck. Thanks in advance.
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Looks like they could be nuts from an aftermarket accessory that a previous owner installed, and removed before selling it. I have not seen any brass nuts on anything before but, never had the fairing off though. Just a thought to find if it is OEM, check the threads with a bolt to find if it is metric or standard.
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Based on the partial writing I think I can make out part of WELLNUT C-550
That would be Honda part number 90111-KW3-003



A little sleuthing shows they hold on parts of the speakers and maybe some other fairing bits and bobs. (part #32)
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Good detective work.

They look like they've been compressed so long that they took a set, but if they had been inserted correctly into the hole they were supposed to occupy they shouldn't have fallen out, and they would have created a situation where they couldn't be taken out at all without force.

Maybe a previous owner didn't understand how they work and used them as regular nuts instead of well nuts.
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Re: Rubber coated brass nuts.

Post by GoldWingrGreg »

As Rambozo said, they are the squeeze nuts Honda uses to hold our front speakers in. They easily push into place, and once a speaker screw is installed, the nut begin to squeeze togeather, and becomes fat as it flatten.
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Re: Rubber coated brass nuts.

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The previous owner put in aftermarket speakers. Looks like he was able to use one stock threaded screw and then he used three sheet metal screws. I just went out to my garage and these nuts fit on the machine screws, this is good to know just one less thing I have to worry about when I put it back together.
Thanks for the help.


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