KEEPING YOUR SIDE COVERS


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KEEPING YOUR SIDE COVERS

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:36 pm



I have seen this done by someone else,I used 18" leaders 30# test from wallyworld. I did one thing that was not in other pictures I used heat shrink to insulate the leaders from any wires with voltage. Also by using the 18" leaders I can put the side cover up on my seat to be able to work on it. If I need to take the side covers off no problem just unsnap the clip on the leader. I have checked Ebay and the price to replace a side cover sucks also you can never find the exact color to mach your bike. Check out some pics. Hal
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Re: KEEPING YOUR SIDE COVERS

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:34 pm

By far the best solution to this I've seen so far is Rudy's Panelkeepers - good enough that I bought them to put on my own bike. I even selected them as the contest prize last August.

They're simple to install, easily removable, and so strong, they will never break.

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Re: KEEPING YOUR SIDE COVERS

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:51 pm

They look nice but I only paid about 4 bucks for the leaders,only took about 20 mins to put them on. I had never seen the site before but will check it out again. Thanks Hal
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Re: KEEPING YOUR SIDE COVERS

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:10 pm

That's a good idea, smart, the theif would be surprised huh.. The two ideas serve the same purpose and both are good... Nobody see's them..I hate that, when someone steals your parts off your bike..It anger's me :evil: I then wish to inflick pain upon them if caught :lol:

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Re: KEEPING YOUR SIDE COVERS

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:14 am

The purpose of those are more to retain the side panels should they fly off while riding, which can happen if the rubber grommets holding them in place are allowed to dry out and become hard - they should be replaced every five years or so to prevent this from happening.




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