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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Covers for neck

I had to pull my covers on the neck over the radiator cap and all the other day to put on my new throttle cables, I kinda liked the look better without them so I haven't put them back on yet. What do you guys think of them? Do many of you run without them? I'm thinking I'm going to leave them off for a while and see what I think about it... I really was never a big fan of them anyways...
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I do not ride use the covers, but i plan on makeing a set to help hide my electrical stuff
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I don`t have any objection to the looks of the neck covers, and I do like the the reflectors for whatever small degree of conspicuity they may offer for night riding. I just painted all my plastics (except the switches on the bars) in the past few weeks, and they look much better now that they are shiny black, not with the previous dull whitish oxidation on the surface.

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Gordon, how did you prep the plastic?
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During Inspection once the guy told me they were wrong. Im like, no, I bought the bike this way. He said they are wrong I cant pass you. Just then a Harley pulls in. I think his reflectors were on the outside of his forks. So I looked and the colors were on the same side as mine. I says well then flunk him too. Guy stammers and say I could sworn they go the other way. The Harley guy and I had a chuckle like .. Ya we both swapped them to screw with you dumm dumm.
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Gordon, how did you prep the plastic?
I washed all the plastic pieces in the kitchen sink with some Sunlight dish soap to clean off any dirt and oil. Then just before painting I wiped them down again with some paint thinner/cleaner to be sure any oily fingerprints were removed.

I used the Krylon Fusion semi-gloss plastic paint that lance used and reported in a thread a few months ago.

I tend to apply too much paint and get runs in my work. I wish I had tried some of the suggestions mentioned in this old thread, which include spraying on paint and wiping it off again, using furniture polish, or soaking the plastic pieces in motor oil.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...+plastic+paint

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During Inspection once the guy told me they were wrong. Im like, no, I bought the bike this way. He said they are wrong I cant pass you. Just then a Harley pulls in. I think his reflectors were on the outside of his forks. So I looked and the colors were on the same side as mine. I says well then flunk him too. Guy stammers and say I could sworn they go the other way. The Harley guy and I had a chuckle like .. Ya we both swapped them to screw with you dumm dumm.
Must be the gestapo you have out there. I've never lived anywhere that I had to have the bike inspected for anything.

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Thanks gordon, I want to paint mine to change the color, not to make them black again

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Seems to me that the covers protect the wiring from rain and road water

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