Members who have donated towards server costs
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I definitely agree with gluing them on. Problem I ran into is mine were too big (too large in diameter) and when I pushed them in place, they immediately popped off again. The slippery silicone made it worse. I cleaned off all the silicone, took some sandpaper, and slowly sanded down the edges that fit into the frame by turning the cap in the sandpaper until they didn't pop off by themselves. I then took a little Permatex #2 and put it around the inside edges of the hole in the frame where the caps go. Let it set for a few minutes, and stuck the caps in place. Never had one fall off, in fact, if I ever need to remove the swing arm, I will most likely have to break the caps. I don't plan on ever needing to remove the swing arm on my bike.
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