Indian Motorcycles EXPENSIVE side Plastic covers BLOWING OFF

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  1. B.A. Indian Vintage

    B.A. Indian Vintage Junior Member

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    Indian Motorcycles side plastic covers blowing, bad design. How many Indian owners have lost side covers. Threads already reviewed a number of unhappy Indian owners.

    Write your Thread in regards to this expensive problem
     
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    Just make sure that they are fasten into the rubber grommets securely and the rubber grommets aren't missing.

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    Mine haven't moved in 3 years
     
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    You must be right because it seems to me like I was just reading about this in another thread.
     
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    Mine haven't move in 10.000 mls
     
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    If it's a bad design Polaris Indian isn't the only one using it. BRP Spyder does too and if you want to talk expensive you should see how much their side panel is just to check oil and water levels. YIKES !!! At least with them you can add a retaining lanyard. I don't see a way to do it with Indians. So check and re-check them. Being especially sure you didn't push a grommet out. Spritz a little soapy water on the grommets or the little studs helps a bunch. Or if you are on the road and need to push them back on, SPIT on the stud.
     
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    Polaris used the same design with the Victory Cross bikes. In the last 6 years I've never had a problem with it on the Victory or on my Indian. I admit that you have to pay extra close attention when putting it on to ensue all the posts are firmly seated, but that takes about an extra 30 seconds or so.
     
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    Most of the riders loosing the side panels is due to I/O Error. If they are secured properly and no grommets have been broken off, they are very secure.
     
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    Owned & rode mine since 2014. Stuck like glue if you make sure it is in properly. I always pull on it to make sure it is set well. Have found it not in like I thought, reposition everything good to go.
     
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    Most every bike made uses the same design. They stay put if put on properly. As a simple safety, pull the cover and put a piece of Gorilla duct tape from the back of the cover to the frame, so if it does come off for any reason it's not blown off in the wind.
     
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