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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Mine had plastic on both those covers when new, just like the plastic you might find covering a new mirror. Just there for protection. There was no other plastic on mine, also a 2002. Their was writing printed/painted? on the aluminum plates that said something like "Kawasaki" and "DOHC 8 valve" or something like that in kind of a gold color. That quickly wore off, and thats when I polished the aluminum plates. I did not remove any more plastic. I used Simichrome polish, which turns black on contact with aluminum, so it was definitely bare aluminum I was polishing. Polish it enough and it looks like a mirror.
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