side cover removal


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jimmykeidel
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side cover removal

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Hello all, Hope everyone had a happy new year! I am asking for help in removing the side covers off a 2015 wing. Its a new bike just a leftover, and I realize i need to open the rear saddlebags for this. my previous 2010 did not require this. I tug and tug at the cover and feel like its going to break a tab. Am i missing a step or is it just new? The book shows removing the rear of the cover first and i cant seem to seperate it from the saddlebag. help! thanks in advance , Jim


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Re: side cover removal

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It does require a bit of a tug to remove the covers...but they will come off. Once off, you could apply a small amount of silicone lub to ease the insertion and removal of the tabs. Just go slowly
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jimmykeidel
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Re: side cover removal

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Thanks. thats good advice
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Re: side cover removal

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The new design prevents loss of a cover while riding. Once you get the tabs loose at the saddle bag there is a flap that fits under the seat so you have to work the cover downward to get this flap free.
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Re: side cover removal

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They are easier to remove if the seat is off. But you can't do that every time. They are a pain to remove especially making sure the tab goes under the seat. I have looked for videos that shows the proper way but no luck. I have purchased the crusemans online maintience instructions. Need to look to see if he shows the removal process.


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