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Discussion in 'How-To' started by Brandon Downey, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Brandon Downey

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    So I received my side cover recall kit today and there is a black 4-5" long gasket in the kit. Where is this supposed to go?
     
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    Below the right side cover on the edge of the rear section of the belt guard
     
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    Thank you! There weren't any instructions and a search on here turned up nada.
     
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    What’s that?
     
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    It replaces the wellnuts and bolts that hold the side covers in place.
     
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    Guess mine has been done, I've always wondered why a few guys have bolts and nuts holding them things on.. them little push tab things are handy..
     
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    Mines done too the original owner had it done at the dealer and I have a spare set of painted side covers
     
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    Yeah I am definitely looking forward to NOT have to wrestle the bolts out of the wellnuts anymore. 3 of my 4 were junk and so then the challenge became how to reach the wellnut with needle nose plyers to hold them from spinning. I finally got them all out and remembered I had read something on here about pins. Gave Derek and Donna a shout and here we go! Problem solved. Unfortunately in changing the wellnuts out and installing the red rubber mounting pieces, I discovered that 2 more of my 4 side cover mounting holes were cracked. I was however able to get the new pieces in without further damaging them. So now the test will be how they hold up with the mounting hardware in place.
     
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    Noted on the dab of lithium grease. Thanks.
     
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    You planning on keeping the side covers?
     
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    For now but if someone needs them they would be available
     
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    I wouldn't say I need them lol. But was thinking about putting together an extra set of tins and side covers and having them painted. Then I could essentially have two different bikes by switching out the tins. That of course would be a long term project and I still have a few higher priority things to tend to first.
     
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    Let me know I'd let them go, I know someone that has a complete set of tins with sidecovers what's it worth?
     
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    That's a good question. I saw Donna and Derek have new side covers for $250 and a new front fender for $185. Haven't found a new tank or rear fender yet, but seems the other dog tanks go for around $500 and the rear fenders around $100. So approximately somewhere in the $1,000 range.
     
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    I'll have him pm you about it
     
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    Cool thanks.
     
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    Some 2-part epoxy on the inside of the cover where the cracks are will strengthen it. My old ones were cracked, and before I knew big dog would replaced them under warranty (this was years ago), I took them to a body shop buddy and he put some masking tape on the paint side of the holes and then put down a good glob of epoxy and let it cure. Once it was cured he drilled out the holes for the rubber grommets you show above (some of the epoxy had worked it way into the hole) and reinstalled them. They held like that for a few years before I had BD replace them.
     
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    Already painted black? How much u want for em?
     
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    Not trying to step on ur toes, but the k9 side covers are specific to the k9 is why I asked Kevin is all..
     
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    No worries, man. My plan isn't something I can put into affect right now anyways.
     
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