98 GL1500 screw covers

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98 GL1500 screw covers

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Hey all, I have a 98 GL1500 and after having much of the Tupperware off I'm concerned about losing some of the small plastic covers that are attached by sitting on top of a screw head. There's one one each side of the fairing that is adjacent to the reflector that covers the screws attaching the upper and lower fairing sections. Then there's another near your knees as you're on the bike. These too just push on top of a screw head. After these covers have been removed several times their ability to grip the screw underneath is lessened. Some of you have used some material to cause the covers to stick to the screw head without making the screw unusable. Any one know what works well?

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Post by WingAdmin »

I used to use hope & faith to keep those in place, that didn't work out so well.

Now I use 3M VHB double-sided foam tape which was actually originally designed to hold auto trim in place. I cut a small piece and stick it inside the cover.
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Post by offcenter »

I put a small dab of silicone seal on the inside of those.
If I need to remove them, it peels off easy enough.
Then use a new dab to reinstall them.
I do the same with the small chrome trim clips at the back of
the saddlebags.
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Post by MikeB »

I have used Glue dots available from the local crafts store.
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Post by Happytrails »

3M tape sounds like a nice plan that stuff is incredible. I should do this also would be a royal pain to track down replacement.
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Post by FM-USA »

I KNOW - I know... old thread.
What I'm using on those lower cowl screw covers is crystal clear tape. If you cut the shark teeth off that the dispensers leave you simply cannot see the edges.
Brake Cleaner removes any residue glue.

Same for the front fender side covers. I did start out using electrical tape then moved onto colored duct-tape but those after a while left gummy residue.


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Post by Limpy45 »

I found some tiny magnets and glued them to the covers and small washers to the fairing for the magnets to grab onto. Works so far!
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Post by Crusty1 »

Hot glue. Cleans up easily with a bit of alcohol. Makes a perfect fit every time and not permanent.

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