Fender cover


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Fender cover

Postby hap2 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:59 am



Where exactly on a 1992 1500SE is the left fender cover? How do I take it off? Pictures or even a video would be very helpful. As well as even the url of a parts fiche.

Thank you very much.



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Re: Fender cover

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:34 pm

It's this piece, on the back side of the fender, just behind the fork:

Left side:
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Right side:
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It has a post (boss) on the cover that fits into a rubber grommet on the rear fender, and that's all that holds it in place. This rubber grommet hardens over time, and the result is the fender cover falls off and disappears forever.

To remove it, you gently pull the back end of it straight out (to the side) to pop the post free of the grommet. The front end is then held in with two tabs (you can see one in the second picture above) - gently pull it to the back to pull it free.

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Re: Fender cover

Postby seelyark1 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:41 pm

I have taken to every time that I pull any of the tupperware off of my bikes, I will shoot a little silicone spray on each of the gromets. It helps keep them soft and flexable and they last longer. Also a good excuse to get, I think, Rudy's Keepers.
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Re: Fender cover

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:15 pm

seelyark1 wrote:I have taken to every time that I pull any of the tupperware off of my bikes, I will shoot a little silicone spray on each of the gromets. It helps keep them soft and flexable and they last longer. Also a good excuse to get, I think, Rudy's Keepers.


I do the exact same thing. And yes, I also have Rudy's Keepers on that part - I have them on those fender covers, my side covers, and my cubby doors.

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Re: Fender cover

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:54 am

I find those things the most aggravating thing in the world to get back on ....Patience and perseverance usually get me through it...
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Re: Fender cover

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:16 pm

Wingsconsin wrote:I find those things the most aggravating thing in the world to get back on ....Patience and perseverance usually get me through it...
Or else I start drinking....... :x


A common problem is that the grommet gets pushed through when reinstalling, and the cover then looks properly installed - but there is nothing actually holding in place. Next time you go riding...it's gone.

The best way to avoid that, and to make it easy to install, as mentioned, is to spray a bit of silicone lubricant on the grommet. That lets you push the peg through easily, and the resilience of the grommet holds it securely in place.




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