Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill505 Rocker Box Bolt Covers Rock!
I had been considering purchasing these for awhile and finally took the plunge. I bought two sets of four for all of the exposed bolts atop the rocker box on my FLHXS.
When I first tried installing them I had no luck at all. The instructions did not explain the process so I assumed you could just press them on from the top. After about 45 minutes of no success and having two sore thumbs I hopped on the bike, rode down to the dealer and asked the service folks if there was a special technique or tool required to pop them on. The service guys said they could do it for a 30-minute labor charge but I was looking for a more reasonable solution. I talked to the parts guy who had sold them to me a few days earlier and he slipped to the back and asked one of the mechanics. The mechanic said they had to be angled on in a certain way. The parts guy came out to my bike, tried it and the first few popped on with ease. I was amazed (embarrassed actually). I tried a few myself and was able to develop the touch - lining up the corner of the bolt with the corner gap in the inner spring and rotating it on slowly but firmly.
After about 8-10 minutes all were snapped in place; I slipped the parts guy a ten-spot for his assistance.
As the pictures show, they clean up the appearance of the rocker box and give the twins a more overall refined look. I wished I'd bought these earlier and wish I'd put them on my previous Harleys. Live and learn.
If anyone has trouble putting them on, give me a call. I'd be glad to take care of it for you for a ten-spot.
October 30, 2015