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I would like to reduce the size of the plastic side covers, anyone know of an aftermarket alternative?
 

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I would like to reduce the size of the plastic side covers, anyone know of an aftermarket alternative?
I don't know of any smaller aftermarket side covers, but I have seen a few gen 2's where people just leave them off. I personally don't really care for the look, but to each their own! :)
 

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FWIW, I thought about taking mine off since you basically have to to remove the seat. Well, I drilled some 1" holes so I can access the seat bolts without taking the covers off. Still a clean look but no need to hassle with removal so often now.
 

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I don't know of any smaller aftermarket side covers, but I have seen a few gen 2's where people just leave them off. I personally don't really care for the look, but to each their own! :)
Agreed; I think they look much better with the side covers and the Gen2 covers are pretty small as it is.

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Dave
 

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I also replace the bolt with a phillips screw. I found that using a magnetic screwdriver is necessary otherwise it will not quite hang on and fall in unknown, unwanted places. I suppose a button head allen would work as well.

 

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Now il thinking, hex head?
Only if you carry a magnetic socket. I did that at first, but no magnetic socket, and the bolt kept falling down or darn near impossible to put back in place.

AFA looks, I guess I was not concerned about looks. I just wanted some simplicity.
 

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Never thought of that.

I don't use the seat bolts. The front clip does it's thing, and the trunk just holds
the back well enuff. The seat can still be removed (or stolen) in seconds. I like
the allen head idea.
 
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