K7311 Kuryakyn


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K7311 Kuryakyn

Postby OnPapasWing » Mon May 12, 2014 8:05 pm



WingAdmin,

Is this the chrome trim you have on your fairing? I just realized I lost one of the black trim pieces (long one) the other day and I was thinking about going to a chrome trim there.

I saw that Cyclemax carried the K7311 Kuryakyn on their site. However, it looks like you have some sort of button over your screws so I was thinking that you may have something different.



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Re: K7311 Kuryakyn

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 13, 2014 8:53 am

OnPapasWing wrote:WingAdmin,

Is this the chrome trim you have on your fairing? I just realized I lost one of the black trim pieces (long one) the other day and I was thinking about going to a chrome trim there.

I saw that Cyclemax carried the K7311 Kuryakyn on their site. However, it looks like you have some sort of button over your screws so I was thinking that you may have something different.


No, I have this one:

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_ ... im/79/3981





However I did not like the amount of light that was blocked by the grille, so I actually cut them into pieces, so there is the small chrome piece with screw and chrome cap behind the reflector/light, and the larger chrome piece with two screws and chrome caps in front of the reflector/light. There is nothing on top of the reflector/light. You can see the front piece with the two screws in this picture:


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Re: K7311 Kuryakyn

Postby OnPapasWing » Tue May 13, 2014 11:08 am

I'm assuming that it totally replaces the black plastic covers?!? Are you pleased with them? How are they different from the Kury set I was referring to?

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Re: K7311 Kuryakyn

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 13, 2014 11:56 am

OnPapasWing wrote:I'm assuming that it totally replaces the black plastic covers?!? Are you pleased with them? How are they different from the Kury set I was referring to?


Yes, they replace the black plastic covers. The ones I put on are flat stamped, chromed steel, where the Kuryakin ones appear to be chromed plastic, and are raised a bit (not flat).

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Re: K7311 Kuryakyn

Postby OnPapasWing » Tue May 13, 2014 2:30 pm

Thanks for putting up with my questioning. How did you cut them? Hacksaw? Did you damage the chrome at all?

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Re: K7311 Kuryakyn

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 13, 2014 10:43 pm

OnPapasWing wrote:Thanks for putting up with my questioning. How did you cut them? Hacksaw? Did you damage the chrome at all?


I actually used tin snips, leaving an extra 1/4" in place, then gently ground them down bit by bit to what I needed, with a fine grain grinding wheel. I rounded the corners the same way. The chrome seems to have remained intact, and it's a few years now since I did it, so I'm calling it good.

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Re: K7311 Kuryakyn

Postby OnPapasWing » Wed May 21, 2014 8:53 pm

I opted for the K7311 set. I really like them but the little button caps that press into the screws are a real bear to put in. I may just leave them out. It still looks way better.

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Re: K7311 Kuryakyn

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 22, 2014 9:42 am

OnPapasWing wrote:I opted for the K7311 set. I really like them but the little button caps that press into the screws are a real bear to put in. I may just leave them out. It still looks way better.


On the other hand, the caps on mine are so loose I am constantly afraid of them falling off. There is a plastic piece that the screw goes through, and the cap snaps onto that plastic piece - or is supposed to. I ended up putting a dab of caulk in the center of each cap in order to fasten it to the plastic piece and screw and prevent them from falling off. The looseness may be from years of putting on/taking off, I don't know.

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Re: K7311 Kuryakyn

Postby OnPapasWing » Thu May 22, 2014 11:54 am

Mine are more like a spring tab on the back of the buttons that press into the screw. But the spring part is really tight. I'm having to squeeze the back side of the button to compress the spring and loosen the grip. Even then it's really tough to get them in.

I'll get some pics on here.




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