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Properly fitting lower cowl lights

Is there an aftermarket, lower front cowl made for 2005 GL1800 that has a 4" diameter (or something larger than the stock 3") hole size, to more properly fit the 4" auxillary fog lamp lens size? I was looking to install Show Chrome BB52704 lights and BB52608 cowl. Talked to tech support at BB Parts and they measured the actual piece at 3.08" hole size. My internet research finds no information anywhere relative to hole vs lens size. What I do see is a lot negative reviews with the 3" EC lamps and the cheap mounting system, so I won't go that route.
Ideally, I'd like an all-chrome cowl, with 4" holes, and matching 4" lights that mount to the motor, not the cowl.
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1st, all of the years will take the same cowling up thru 2010.

After that, I don't have knowledge if that changed or not.

I don't recall seeing the 4" diameter cowl you want....
My '02 has the Showchrome cowl and the smaller lights. How they mount? dunno.

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The showchrome lights are the same as the Honda lights, the mounts are excellent and fit the hole well and the wiring is plug & play. Don't think there is any such thing as a cowl with anything other than the stock size hole.

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Those ligths actually sit a litlle behind the cowl ,they dont go into the holes .
Honda designed it that way .

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