Are these items inter-changeable?


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IanUK
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Are these items inter-changeable?

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I have this chrome panel on the front of my Wing:


But I like this much better:


Are they inter-changeable though?


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Re: Are these items inter-changeable?

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Yes, but. Your current aluminum windshield garnish also has a black plastic piece between it and the headlight assembly. That will need to come off before the one piece chrome garnish will fit. The bigger chrome garnish should come with an new bracket and bolts that attach to the headlight mount, The bottom of the bigger garnish needs to hook into that bracket before the screws go in.
2015 Goldwing, basic black

Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas
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Re: Are these items inter-changeable?

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Cheers Andy. I should have mentioned that I knew the lower panel would have to come off. That's good new though, I think the deeper panel looks so much better.
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For me, it took a couple times to get the knack for getting it properly hooked on the bracket.

The installation of this may lead to a desire to install chrome trim around the mirror base and the chrome grill below the headlight. Sorry.


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