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Default How tricky is it to replace dipstick trim from oil tank?

Could I get someone whose changed one of these out to give me a quick pointer on replacing it. I dont want to hamhock it and throw $20 out the window.....I appreciate it.

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It snaps in and out, easy easy. If you’re concerned take the outer cover off the tank, turn it over and you will see the tabs that hold it in place.
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Seems it has a push nut on the back side.
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Yes, it does have a push but, it's no problem. Just pull the push nut off, then when you put the new trim in place, push the new push nut on.

I don't remember any tabs; I thought t was just the push nut that holds it in place?
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I have a new one here some place
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I replaced my chrome one with the black one.
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When all else fails... read the instructions.

Remove right hand side cover (3) by gently prying bottom lip of cover off tab on oil tank. Lift cover up slightly so mounting holes (7) on top of cover clear mounting posts (8) on oil tank. Remove cover.
To remove bezel (4), remove the push nut (6). Press outward on the locating pin (5) on the inside of the bezel until the bezel separates from the side cover. Discard the push nut.

Press the new gloss black bezel (4) into position on the side cover (3), aligning the locating pin (5) with the small hole.
Secure the bezel with the new push nut (6) from the kit.
Place top of side cover onto right side of oil tank (2) so that mounting holes (7) in top of cover fit onto mounting posts (8) on oil tank.
Press bottom of side cover in place on oil tank so that slot in bottom of cover snaps onto mounting tab on oil tank.

https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson....5?locale=en_US

Should only be 2 hrs labor at your local dealer...
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When all else fails... read the instructions.
That's a bit extreme!


But, OK, I'll go with it.
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When all else fails... read the instructions.

Remove right hand side cover (3) by gently prying bottom lip of cover off tab on oil tank. Lift cover up slightly so mounting holes (7) on top of cover clear mounting posts (8) on oil tank. Remove cover.
To remove bezel (4), remove the push nut (6). Press outward on the locating pin (5) on the inside of the bezel until the bezel separates from the side cover. Discard the push nut.

Press the new gloss black bezel (4) into position on the side cover (3), aligning the locating pin (5) with the small hole.
Secure the bezel with the new push nut (6) from the kit.
Place top of side cover onto right side of oil tank (2) so that mounting holes (7) in top of cover fit onto mounting posts (8) on oil tank.
Press bottom of side cover in place on oil tank so that slot in bottom of cover snaps onto mounting tab on oil tank.

https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson....5?locale=en_US

Should only be 2 hrs labor at your local dealer...
Thanks for the details ...that's what it looked like from what I can see...appreciate it 👍
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Should only be 2 hrs labor at your local dealer...
Or 5 mins max if you do it yourself.
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