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    SHO motor cover bracket breaking? is this common?

    I just went to go mount the plastic decorative motor cover and found that two of the metal bent shaped brackets with the rubber grommet we're broke off. Is this common? not a big deal and quite easy to replace but I thought that was strange.Do many of you ride with the cover off to keep things cooler inside?


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    I see those brackets broken all the time... must be from the vibration.

    I have a box of them brackets here if you need

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    Thanks Richard. I have 2 buyers (need some cash for property taxes) coming to look at the FZS today and finally took the time to mount the cover u gave me. Thanks again. I'll let the buyer know he can buy some locally from you if he wants em.

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    They break all the time. I've broke the heads right off those bolts that hold it in place too. Haven't run the plastic engine cover in over 100 hours.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    If one does break. Make sure you fish it out. They can get jammed in places and start to rub through the hull.

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    I'm in the process of adding some mods to my 2011 FZS and I think I'm going to just remove the brackets and just not use the cover. Is the cover just cosmetic or does it serve another purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baja FZS View Post
    I'm in the process of adding some mods to my 2011 FZS and I think I'm going to just remove the brackets and just not use the cover. Is the cover just cosmetic or does it serve another purpose?
    Its cosmetic. No mechanical purpose. If you ride in the ocean, it may prevent salt deposits on the top of the engine, but you will still get water spots underneith nonetheless.

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    Have seen terrible corrosion under the cover also. Comes down from around the oil fill and can cause quite a mess if left unattended. Any documented difference in heat dissipation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leejax01 View Post
    Have seen terrible corrosion under the cover also. Comes down from around the oil fill and can cause quite a mess if left unattended. Any documented difference in heat dissipation?
    No way that cover is either helping/ hurting heat dissipation. You're over thinking this... just rip the damn thing off!

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