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OK, weird intro there. The previous owner used either glue or lock tite on those screws and I had HE** getting them off. I rounded out 3 of the screws and had to drill one out. Now I need to replace them. Anyone have any ideas on where I can find some or is there an alternative?
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You'll need to get them OEM, as they are a bit of a specialty screw.

You'll need 2 of the # 40s and 3 of the # 39s, from this parts diagram.


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Drifter,
If it is the red loctite (or any color for that matter) you can reactivate it by heating it to 425 degrees or so. If you can save the nuts (#6) they are the most expensive part. I have 4 of the #40 you are welcome to if you want them. I would invest some time and effort in saving the nut for $8 each though. Let me know if you want the screws and I'll get them out to you.
 

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I spent a hour or so digging in my metric parts bin searching for some of those special Shoulder Screws I made on the lathe when I redid my windshield. But NOPE, they have disappeared into Cyber Space.

I took a larger Socket Head screw as I hate Phillips Heads and turned it down then threaded it. Worked great and I know I made extras.

Sorry,

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I got my replacements in the nuts/screws/fastener bins at the local Lowe's builder supply for about 25 cents each. I think they had an allen head instead of a phillips slot but otherwise were the same size. I put a small amount of anti-seize on them when I installed them.
 

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Those screws lock up over time. I also had a heck of a time with them. I think I broke 2 of them! Anti-sieze was used from then on! I tried everything to loosen them, but they would not budge! jimsjinx
 

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Yeah, those screws can be tough to get loosened up. When I changed my windshield I managed to get them broke loose with a pair of vice grips. The head was just big enough to get a bite on there to loosen them. That was two years ago when I bought the bike from the original owner with the original windshield on it.
 

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i don't understand why anyone thinks they need to be so tight. in fact i found that if tightened them down hard, it made it more difficult to adjust the windscreen up-down. I leave em loose.
 

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Thanks Dusty, I appreciate the info. I looked at Lowes. I found screws that will work but no back nuts that come even close to what mother honda has. I would prefer the original OEM screw and nuts.
 
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