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Big saving on parts.
Hi all: On my recently aquired '06, was missing the two upper well nuts from the top of w/shield.
see part # 92015A on page 117 of following parts fische..
http://www.motosonline.net/manuales/kawasakiex500.pdf
Local Kawi had them..at $5+...but wait..soon to be substituted by $7+ part!!!
That's to steep for 2 SMALL nuts. Had similar deal on my BMW. Nuts that hold tank on are $4+
at BMW. Used Home Despot 5/8 x 10/32 well nuts (expand nut p/n 0306998397800) at .76c
a pop.
Well they didn't carry 1/4 x 10/32 so just got the 5/8 ones and cut down to 1/4 in length. I'm sure
the 1/4's are around but not at HD. These nuts fit the metric thread perfectly.
That a $10+ saving on two nuts.
Alan
 

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I always check to see if my local hardware store has the harware i'm looking for, luckily they always stock more metric stuff then the other stuff.

Be warned though, you may think the standard stuff will fit the metric stuff well enough; you'd be surprised, even though it seems to thread on there fine, that little bit of interference will strip away at the threads and may vibrate loose and ruin the mounting threads. Get the proper bolts for the job. $7 for a bolt is expensive but in the grand scheme of things, it's like pennies.
 
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