Thanks for the idea on the chrome acorn nuts. My shield clamps don't have threads on the ass end. They are more button shaped. Regardless the heads are so nasty I want to replace them.Mikie said:The TORCA clamps on the pipes and mufflers leave enough exposed thread on the end when tightened to screw on stainless or chrome acorn nuts. Can't remember the size now, but take one down to Home Depot and find one that fits. You can loosen the screw clamps for the heat shields and rotate them inward toward the bike so the screw doesn't show when the bike is on the ground. Really cleans things up along the bottom frame rails.