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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2016, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Wheres waldo--I mean a side cover?

So...I may have broken off the bottom of my right side side cover when I was doing a battery switch (new no-maintenance battery, yeah!). I'm trying to find a new one but apparently there are a LOT of them. It's just a piece of plastic but I'm seeing the price anywhere from 19 dollars to 130 dollars. Whats with that and how do I know I'm getting the one that matched when I'm ordering online, any suggestions?

I've got a 2004 vn750A20

Stator parts and gaskets were easy to find (Glad I'm done with that rite of passage) but this one just shows up as product numbers and pictures are of dubious authenticity on most of these parts websites.

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Ebay or here on the forum would be my choice for that part. A new one is very likely to be prohibitively expensive.

Curious - how did a battery change lead to breaking a side cover?
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Ebay? At least there are pics of what you're getting. What color on a 2004?

Swapped mine for the chrome ones.
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Ebay or here on the forum would be my choice for that part. A new one is very likely to be prohibitively expensive.

Curious - how did a battery change lead to breaking a side cover?
I took off the side covers to check the battery housing, old one was an acid battery with an overflow tube so I wanted to make sure there wasn't any corrosion. When I put the panels back on the plastic cracked right along bottom where the screw holds it on.


They are currently the black ones with a 750 logo on it.

I'm tempted to put some matt black steel plates there instead, I think that would look really cool, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to sell the bike so I'll save the custom work for a future ride when I'm not temporarily disabled from a knee injury (can't ride until next spring).


Any vn750 side cover will fit though, right? doesn't have to be 2004? Any issues putting in the fake chrome ones? or any other year?

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All years are the same.

Only thing with the chrome ones, I'm careful how I clean them, since they came without a scratch on them. Never use wax on plastic chrome.

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All years are the same.

Only thing with the chrome ones, I'm careful how I clean them, since they came without a scratch on them. Never use wax on plastic chrome.
Found a solution ( pun intended ) to the chrome for $50 can do the whole bike and ships in USA. Seriously... it's silver. Covers approx 8 square foot: Mini Silver Kit

Same technique as glass mirrors.
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