Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lynnwood, WA, USA
First, don't go to the dealer for wellnuts. The Duc ones seem to harden and fail. The ones that I bought from desmoparts.com stay soft and the brass insert doesn't come free, plus they are less than $1.00 each. I have only had to replace a couple of those in the last 9yr / 80k. Also, take a look at his SS fastener kits. Dirt cheap for what you get. The kit for the STs include longer dash panel screws, which really help with that middle one.
If in a big pinch, I believe that you can get wellnuts at Ace hardware also.
You shouldn't need to pull the fairings, just the dash panel, to fill the coolant.
Anyway, you can grind off the two hidden tabs for the two vertical fasteners on each side fairing. That allows you to pull the side fairings in about 5min without touching the upper fairing.
For those reasons, I see no need to mess with Dzus fasteners.
Have a good one.
2001 ST4 - Thumper
2013 Ural GearUp - Taildragger
Last edited by tonered; Jun 12th, 2017 at 3:43 pm.