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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-15-2012, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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VN1500 air filter covers

I have managed to find a set of brand new Highway Hawk chrome air filter covers for the early VN1500 (a,b,c models - Highway Hawk part number: 294-002) at a very good price. My question is, will they fit my ears on the 750?

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in short... NO... but it would be possible to take the whole vn1500 air box and adapt it to the vn750 to make the covers work... not sure what would have to be done to the intake plastic piece though as I have never seen the VN1500 intake before.
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Damn! Thought I had found a bargain there at $70!

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Well, I did a little digging for you since you perked my curiosity. the VN1500 Vulcan 88 (early models) use an iar filter housing similar to ours. The air duct has the similar square holes, so taking the backign piece and the air filters should work with out too much hassle. or, you might even be able to make a backing plate out of metal or??? with out to much of a head ache. If this is something you would really like to do, and operating a saw and Dremel is not hard for you, making the covers fit would be a snap. depending on the depth of the Covers, you might even be able to use the stock air filter.
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This definitely bears further investigation. Looks like I have a winter project now

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With the Highway hawk covers there is no need to change the ears!!!, They should come with 4 thick shims, like maybe a 1/4 in, take stock covers off, take off the two screws that hold the air filter in place, replace those with the threaded studs that should come also, add the shims (2 each side) place the cover on and twochrome cap nuts holds each one on. That is how it works on our 750's, not sure about the 1500.

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With the Highway hawk covers there is no need to change the ears!!!, They should come with 4 thick shims, like maybe a 1/4 in, take stock covers off, take off the two screws that hold the air filter in place, replace those with the threaded studs that should come also, add the shims (2 each side) place the cover on and twochrome cap nuts holds each one on. That is how it works on our 750's, not sure about the 1500.
What you said is correct, but not for converting the 1500 covers to work on the 750 air box. the 1500 Air box is made up of two componants, one being a flat plate and the other being a cover that is more like a huge bowl that seals up against the flat plate.. so Like I siad a plate would have to be made that would mount onto the vn750 air duct that would allow for the filters to be secured to the plate then the cover would go over.


1992 VN1500 Vulcan 88 Air Cleaner Diagram
VS 1992 VN750 A8 Air Cleaner Diagram

you can clearly see that the two covers wont be able to swap in place of each other using the stock backing plates from either bike. But making an early model VN1500 style backing plate from scratch using stock VN750 duct work and mounting locations to the size of the vn1500 filter cover would be quite easy to do.
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