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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I tried to attach mine with silicone, but they just popped right back off. I removed the silicone, sanded the edges down a bit to where they fit without falling out, then put a small amount of Permatex #2 on the edges of the covers and the frame, let it dry for awhile, and stuck them back. 60,000 miles ago.
Kawasaki molded these covers, or at least some of them, wrong. They are to big to fit, and when you push them in, and release them, they pop right back out. Silicone, being slippery until it dries, makes it worse. I have noticed Kawasaki's QC on several Vulcan 750 parts, including cam chain tensioners, to be terrible. While new parts are available, I'll bet they are being made by old worn out tooling.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike