PSA: Watch your sidecovers - Honda Rebel 300 & 500 Forum
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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-12-2018, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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PSA: Watch your sidecovers

Just a warning about the side covers. A few days ago I noticed that my left sidecover is "unhinged" at the front and wobbly. So, I snapped it back in, and kept any eye on it.
Went out riding on Saturday, and after I got home, I realized that the right sidecover has flown off completely. After looking at the rubber housing that's supposed to hold it in place, it looks like it's all pushed into the slot. Since I haven't taken them off since I got the bike, I am guessing they might be installed sloppily at the factory. So, keep an eye out and make sure yours is nice and tight.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-12-2018, 09:47 AM
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Put a dab of wax or lubricant on the posts that stick out of the side covers, and then when you push the covers on the rubber holders they will seat properly.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-12-2018, 09:48 AM
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I've heard of people losing their side covers enough to think it's a problem needing a solution. Perhaps there is a way to drill one or more mounting posts and clip it behind the grommet.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-12-2018, 10:30 AM
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I lost mine the first weekend of ownership.
Oddly the replacement hasn't budged and stayed on all of riding last year.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-12-2018, 11:25 AM
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The grommet needs to be seated correctly before pushing the cover back on, but if you force the cover back on without checking the alignment the grommet will deform again.

As Kenny mentioned, some lubricant prob would help to seat the peg smoothly.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-12-2018, 01:04 PM
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Yeah it might just be some sloppy work from the factory, one of mine rubber thingies was also squeezed all the way in, not holding onto the side cover properly.

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