Swing arm nut covers? - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-17-2012, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MachU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 149
Swing arm nut covers?

Has anyone found a cover that will actually stay in place and that is reusable to cover the bolt and nut holes in the swing arm? Let me know what u are using, and were we might purchase it.
I purchased a 1-1/2" plug from Home Depot, but it was slightly too large.
MachU is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 10:26 AM
Top Contributor
 
vivadude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York State, midway from NYC to Plattsburg
Posts: 600
Swing arm bolt and nut holes...? do you mean front forks... if so, I used some Finlandia vodka bottles caps trimmed down and attached with a dab of RTV silicone.
vivadude is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 05:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Comanche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 346
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by vivadude View Post
Swing arm bolt and nut holes...? do you mean front forks... if so, I used some Finlandia vodka bottles caps trimmed down and attached with a dab of RTV silicone.
No, he's talking about the recessed areas on the lower rear of the frame where the swingarm mounts onto the frame. There are usually caps that cover these areas and they sometimes fall off or break off.

It ain't about where you live; it's about how you live. So, ride to live, Bruh.
Comanche is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MachU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 149
Comanche, thats exactly what i'm talking about.
I purchased this knockout at HomeDepot 1-1/4" but they are slightly too big, perhaps i will bend the tabs a bit and try again, i figure if i can get these to work and give them a little squirt of flat black then i might not notice the holes so much.
I found that after i installed the Sideburner, that these became highly visible.
I figured someone on here has already done this mod?, guess not?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	knockout closure.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	15.2 KB
ID:	14617  
MachU is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 11:15 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Posts: 1,130
Quote:
Originally Posted by MachU View Post
Comanche, thats exactly what i'm talking about.
I purchased this knockout at HomeDepot 1-1/4" but they are slightly too big, perhaps i will bend the tabs a bit and try again, i figure if i can get these to work and give them a little squirt of flat black then i might not notice the holes so much.
I found that after i installed the Sideburner, that these became highly visible.
I figured someone on here has already done this mod?, guess not?
Same issue on my VTX. The cap was missing on the right side. Left side OK. I took an aluminum soft drink can and carved out the bottom, trimming it down to just fit the hole. Used RTV to hold it in place.
Sojourner is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MachU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 149
Good info but I don't believe the vn900 came with anything in that location , or at least I have never seen one with them or any microfiche I have looked at
MachU is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 04:18 PM
Top Contributor
 
vivadude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York State, midway from NYC to Plattsburg
Posts: 600
Quote:
Originally Posted by Comanche View Post
No, he's talking about the recessed areas on the lower rear of the frame where the swingarm mounts onto the frame. There are usually caps that cover these areas and they sometimes fall off or break off.
Thanks for setting me straight dude.. I love this forum...........
vivadude is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
MachU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 149
Thanks, C50T-VN800B, i will have to investigate that site, it looks pretty good.
MachU is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 07:15 PM
Senior Member
 
Comanche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 346
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by vivadude View Post
Thanks for setting me straight dude.. I love this forum...........
Hey Viva. I wasn't trying to accomplish anything except address the problem and solution so I don't want you to think I was directing things personally against you. I like this forum also and I agree with you on that. Motorcycle parts are way too expensive in my opinion and for a piece of plastic it's outrageous to pay at minimum about $15 per cap (shipping included).

It ain't about where you live; it's about how you live. So, ride to live, Bruh.
Comanche is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 08:44 AM
Top Contributor
 
vivadude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York State, midway from NYC to Plattsburg
Posts: 600
Quote:
Originally Posted by Comanche View Post
Hey Viva. I wasn't trying to accomplish anything except address the problem and solution so I don't want you to think I was directing things personally against you. I like this forum also and I agree with you on that. Motorcycle parts are way too expensive in my opinion and for a piece of plastic it's outrageous to pay at minimum about $15 per cap (shipping included).
Comanche, no offense taken at all. Sorry if it sounded that way. I am here to learn or help..
vivadude is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome