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wondering if anybody has run into this and what they did, i took off some chrome rails and lights on my wing and now i have holes where they were screwed in, do they make any kind of plug for them? and if so where do i find them? thanks in advance
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you might look in the hardware stores and find some plastic inserts that will work


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most hardware stores sell all kinds of rubber plugs.
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I take it you're hoping to not have to paint...How big are the holes? Could you cover them with some chrome acorn nuts?

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Rubber grommets or chrome blanking plugs.
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When I bought my bike the p/o put a bunch of lights on the bike that were more of a hinderance then help & Relay #3 kept blowing so I took all the lights of some of which were screwed into the bags fairing & there were also a lot of wires that were put into the holes so the wires were hidden ,Well I wanted to cover up the holes with out replacing panels /tupperware so since I have the se the color is two/tone which is a decal available from honda look at your color code under your fuel filler lid & go to Honda & have them look on the Micro fisch & then order up the smallest decal you can find & Then if you know someone with a hole punch like the kind you use to put another hole in your belt !Anyway I deal with a guy who does some stuff on my bike from time to time & He had a hole punch that was like half inch & cut out as many as I needed ! Well It may be alittle more to spend but you do have choices !

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Spitwads work great!


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Depending on the size of the holes;




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i was at my local Lowes they have draws full of plugs in the hardware dept

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When I removed a chrome rail aound the bottom of my 1800's trunk I found Ace Hardware had various sized nylon hole plugs in white and black. I used six 3/32" plugs in the holes, they are visible but not really all that noticeable. I'll do the same soon on the saddlebag doors and rear of the bike where there's another chrome railing around the bike.

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