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There are not too many guys with wings that haven't busted the little plastic tabs while trying to remove or re-place a side cover or any of the other multiple snap on pieces. I know of quite a few that have lost bits and pieces off the front fender. I have a heck of a time trying to get the side cover around or over the brake pedal. Would be nice if these snap ons were a little more user friendly

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Yes it does seem that motorcycle designers have neglected this small area over the years.

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Wow Bud.....Thanks......I didn't think anybody really cared!!!

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Something like Dzus fasteners would make more sense. Also it would be nice if there weren't so many plastic pieces. Two main halves that would uncover the bike would sure speed things up if it were properly designed to come off by releasing eight or ten fasteners. If aircraft cowlings were designed like the 'Wing preflight inspections would take hours instead of minutes.

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Exactly!!!!! I've built Revell models with fewer pieces. How can we sell it to Honda on the two halves idea....and make some money. Perhaps we should introduce them to some aricraft designers

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I removed access panels on Phantoms for years to get to the wire bundlesthat had bullet holes shot through them.

They used those Dzus fasteners like you said Exavid. Plenty of them failed though, over time from over tightning or just being in a hurry.

Maybe another way would be better.

According to the history of the Goldwing, the engineers specifically designed the body to NOT show any screws or bolts, as they wanted a totally smooth bike and light weight as possible.

How aboutan entire Velcroed bike.....



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Camlocs would be better than Dzus fasteners, the point being having a few screws showing would ease maintenance and eliminate those furshluggener plastic ****.

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Hey ExAvid flyboy, I got the point the first time.... I just doubt Honda will go back to showing bolts and stuff

But Furshluggener ????? That's a new one on me.....
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Yes, i had bad luck repairing a broken tab, i tried some industrial strenth velcro from wally world sewing dept, seems to hold ok,, not sure if i would trust it if all the tabs were gone, tried other stuff jb weld, epoxy and the famous pvc pipe cement, none held as good as the velcroe, seeya john n2xwv

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If you used pvc pipe cement it won't do the job, gottabe the Weldon ABS cement, the black goop.

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