Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts

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murphus
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Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts

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Does anybody know where I can get the correct well nuts to secure the side panels to the gas tank on my '88 Paso? They're smaller than currently available "standard" 6mm well nuts, which seem to come in at around 12.5 to 12.7mm; the fixing holes in the gas tank are approx. 10.5 to 11mm.
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Re: Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts

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:phone: I have in the past found them at HomeDepot,MSC Direct or McMaster Carr.
Any larger industrial supply company should have a wide range available
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Re: Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts

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I can find 6mm well nuts no problem, but they're all made for a larger hole size and won't fit fixing points on the gas tank. At least the one I got will not compress enough to fit. It appears it needs to fit an 11mm hole, not a 12.5 as most of what I'm finding is specified for.
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Re: Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts

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try MSC or McMasterCarr or
fix the holes :smoke:
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Re: Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts

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i use the same plugs on all fittings on my 906 but also on the 750 i had. So fix the holes like Higgy wrote.
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Re: Paso Fairing Fittings - Well Nuts

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I found some 12mm well nuts at an outfit in Ohio. A little grease and they fit nicely.
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