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If you got a radiator cover please read...

Hello again All,

You will all be receiving your radiator covers very soon. When you do, please take note that there is a protective plastic cover on the side of the grille that faces out. Fret not as I can assure you, your radiator cover was not cut backwards! Just carefully peel off the protective cover to expose you're shiny new VN750 radiator cover.

I actually opened a box of covers at the machinist shop to check for these kinds of mishaps. Not gonna lie, it took me a minute to work it out too. LOL!!! Enjoy!

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I received mine yesterday! Excellent job to everyone involved!

LOL, it took me a split second too, but after working in a manufacturing plant that used sheet metal with protective film on it, I was used to items being cut with the protective coating on so you didn't peel that sucker off until you're right about to install the part.

Can't wait to get it installed!

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Got mine too!! Looks great, can't wait to get it installed!

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I received mine yesterday! Excellent job to everyone involved!

LOL, it took me a split second too, but after working in a manufacturing plant that used sheet metal with protective film on it, I was used to items being cut with the protective coating on so you didn't peel that sucker off until you're right about to install the part.

Can't wait to get it installed!
I'm still trying to get those circular ones that come on the crankcase all the way off. I think those were meant to stay, but just don't and don't want to come all the way off very well either.

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... please take note that there is a protective plastic cover on the side of the grille that faces out. Fret not as I can assure you, your radiator cover was not cut backwards! Just carefully peel off the protective cover to expose you're shiny new VN750 radiator cover.
Well, I feel stupid!!!

Peeled off the protective to reveal... my beautiful new grill cover. Thanks!!!

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I'm still trying to get those circular ones that come on the crankcase all the way off. I think those were meant to stay, but just don't and don't want to come all the way off very well either.
Have you tried using a hairdryer or heat gun to soften the adhesive on the engine cover?

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Have you tried using a hairdryer or heat gun to soften the adhesive on the engine cover?
So far I've just peeled as a little more comes off each time. Been going to attack it in some way for good and polish it... but just haven't done it yet. I will give the hairdryer a try when I do. I know there has been a lot of talk about goo removers around here too.

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Thumbs up Love it !!

Got mine yesterday ! KICKASS Looks Great. I will be takeing the flame cover off & installing this one Thursday. THANK YOU to everybody that worked on this !!
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