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This attractive die-cast shifter cover contains inlayed rubber and is held on with set screws that slide over the existing rubber shifter. Cover fits 7/8" round shifter.
Fits Honda GL1800, VT750 Ace/Spirit, VT1100 Shadow, and Volusia VL800.
I was initially disappointed with this item. Its quality is not as good as their brake pedal cover. The brake cover was made of steel. This is made of plastic. Has a MUCH cheaper feel to it.
Also, as is, it has a very poor install onto the GL1800. Show Chrome should put four mounting screws on it, not just two. With just two screws on the inner end of the cover, it wiggles excessively on the outer end. This wiggle is made worse by the cover being both longer and fatter than the OEM shifter.
I initially installed this cover directly on the shift lever as described by the manufacturer. It had way to much wiggle on the outer edge of it.
The way I solved this problem was I used electrical tape to attach a 3/8" piece of wooden dowel (the same diameter as the shifter) onto the end of the shifter. (This took up the slack between the end of the shifter and the cover. Now when the cover is slid onto the shifter it has some foundation when it meets the inner edge of the rubber on the shifter.) Then I wrapped electrical tape around the dowel and shifter until it was close to the inner diameter of the cover.
Then I slid the cover on and tightened the screws. Using this method, the longer screws stuck out about 1/8 of an inch, so I used the shorter screws and they go in about 1/8".
Now the shifter cover feel solid on the shifter. I like the way it dresses it up and matches the brake pedal cover.
WELL, I WAITED A MONTH BEFORE I REVIEWED THIS CHROME SHIFTER PEG COVER-CKING IT OUT & ALL-YES I FOLLOWED THE INSTUCTIONS & ALSO ADDED THE BLUE LIQUID LOCTITE TO KEEP THE SET SCREWS FROM BACKING OFF-YES ITS STILL ON & WORKS GREAT CKED IT EVERYDAY WHEN I RODE ALMOST EVERYDAY-THE KEY TO INSTALLING THIS ITEM IS NOT TO SHOVE IT ALL THE WAY ON THE PEG-JUST PUSH IT ENOUGH TO LINE UP WITH THE RUBBER SLEEVE THATS ALREADY ON THERE-THEN SCREW IN THE SET SCREWS INTO THE RUBBER SLEEVE(I USED THE LONG ONES)THIS WILL HELP KEEP THE CHROME COVER FROM COMING OFF OR SLIDING OFF-I NOW HAVE A BETTER FEEL FOR SHIFTING & A BEETER SIGHT TO SEE THE SHIFTER AS WELL- SO YEA GO GET ONE OR TWO--ITS ALL GOOD !!! AGAIN IT BRINGS THE BIKE/TRIKE OUT EVEN MORE, WHEN YOU GOT IT DECK OUT-YEAAAAA !!!
And we can't wait to show you how it's done!
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