Bedside Fastener Replacement - Kawasaki Teryx Forums: Kawasaki UTV Teryx Forum
Kawasaki Teryx Exterior Discussions Kawasaki Teryx exterior discussions.
Add-ons, graphics, etc.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Bedside Fastener Replacement

I was cleaning up the Teryx this evening and I decided to take off one of the bedsides to fix where one of the 'bolts' came out near the tail light and I discovered what a terrible idea those things were..

Has anyone come up with a replacement for these aside from just going to the parts store and buying more?? I had the idea of maybe some stainless steel sheet metal screws with stainless finishing washers...but thats about all I've come up with. I couldn't find exactly what I needed this evening at Home Depot or Tractor Supply...I'll hit up Fastenal tomorrow and see if they can come up with something...has anyone else done this or anything similar?

Thanks,

Greg
Gr3G is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-30-2009, 09:27 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 780
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
i have been using Tusk fastners in that location and they work well for me.

2008 Teryx

Something to Tinker with

PM me if you are looking for a Service Manual.
sleepy23 is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 09:06 AM
Senior Member
 
mark5193's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: olympia, wa
Posts: 260
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
bought a kit of stainless fasteners on ebay for about $60, includes stainless dash and bed allen head bolts with finishing washers. uses a rubber insert on the bed, with threaded metal insert. you have to drill a 3/8" hole first, very easy and looks great! you can re-use too! i also bought honda 8mm replacement push-pins from rocky mountain, super cheap like 10 for $4, bought a couple packs!
mark5193 is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
I've been looking at those kits on ebay and various other sites i think they're all around the same price, I just wasnt sure what exactly what in the kit...I actually found some hollow wall anchors at home depot and some metal anchors at Fastenal....you put them under the plastic and tighten them all the way and they have these little arms that fold out and grab the metal, and its like having a permanent threaded hole there...I've just not found the right size....the body screws dont concern me yet...its mainly the bed...but I'll look into one of those kits...or piece something together
Gr3G is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-02-2010, 11:43 AM
Senior Member
 
mark5193's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: olympia, wa
Posts: 260
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
highly suggest the ebay kit, looks really good, re-usable and just as cheap as piecing something together from the hardware store. looks way better too!
mark5193 is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-10-2010, 07:18 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Any pics of how it looks with the ss kit from ebay?
rockfish is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-10-2010, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
I took some pictures of the hardware that was used in the kit we pieced together for the bed, and the attempt at a kit to replace the plastic push pins.







Those are the three pieces we put together for the bed...you remove the bedside and drill the hole out to 3/8"...I think, then you put the jack nut in the hole and tighten it up until it collapses behind the hole, it doesnt spin, and doesnt move.

Now for the pieces i'm attempting to use to replace the push pins.







The pieces here are a brass flat screw and brass finishing washer...Brass was used just for illustration purposes, I'd use stainless on these as well...and a rubber well nut. You just slip the pieces together and then slide the well nut into the hole where the clip once was and when you tighten the screw it collapses the well nut behind the hole and holds it very firmly. Comes out just as easily as well. I dont have any pictures of the bedsides completed on my stepfather's teryx, he was out in it this morning and it still out riding. As soon as he gets back I'll have a few pictures of what his looks like. In my personal preference I would have used the flat beveled allen screws like the brass screws, instead of the round top ones. I think he did the whole bed for around $20 and I've not been quoted a price on the rubber parts I have used, the guy at Fastenal just let me try them to see if the idea would work.
Gr3G is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 03:33 PM
Senior Member
 
PetesZ400's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Anaheim Hills, CA
Posts: 164
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Suff like this is one of the reasons why I like these kind of forums.

2009 Kawasaki Teryx Sport
FU2Chassis 4 Seat Cage
TripleX Industries Rear Bench Seat
KBrown Customs HID kit
DASA Impeller
Fiber Skinz

Safety is no accident
PetesZ400 is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 122
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Well...i finally got around to taking the pictures of the bedside stuff installed...work has been rather busy lately and I've just not have time...but here's a couple pictures of the fasteners...I'll do the same thing on mine but i will use a bevelled head screw instead of a round top screw...





Gr3G is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Teryx Forums: Kawasaki UTV Teryx Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Belt replacement fattnassty Kawasaki Teryx General Discussions 24 08-13-2012 09:56 AM
DFR by Fox Replacement Shocks DRAGONFIRERACING Kawasaki Teryx Suspension Discussions 27 01-21-2010 07:02 AM
AFE replacement filter Sanface Kawasaki Teryx General Discussions 3 07-08-2009 03:10 PM
CV BOOT Replacement Joneseye Kawasaki Teryx General Discussions 1 02-02-2009 06:12 AM
CDI Replacement T-REX How-To's 0 06-06-2008 06:41 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88