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Old 26th May 2007
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Default Sportster Seat Fitment Problems 2004

Ok all, here is my problem. My wife has a 2004 XL1200C and we have attempted to install many seats, all of which look terrible. We tried the Saddlemen Profiler Tattoo seat and now the`Danny Gray Seat/ Flame Weekday 2-Up XL . Here is the problem we're having. When you install one of these seats you can see the plastic hardware/clips that hold the fuse box/electrical panel cover, and it looks terrible. Has anyone run into this before? Is there anything you can buy to cover or replace those clips to make the bike look better with one of these seats on? Any help would be appreciated.

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Krylon makes some pretty good paint for plastic. You could try to paint them black. I just decided to let mine show.

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Krylon makes some pretty good paint for plastic You could try to paint them black.
I havent tried it on the bike at all.. but have used the plastic paint from krylon on many other things around the house and i am very pleased with it..I'm waiting for them to make a good seat for the 07's then i will prolly use this paint on those clips as well....I would suggest trying that!
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When the 04's first came out the clips were black but then H-D realized that you can't see them with the stock seat so they started making them in gray. You could see if your local dealer has any of the old ones or if you have a buddy with an 04 he may swap with you.
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Most I have seen remove the clips and use black wireties to hold the cover in place. If you get the kind that are reusable you don't have to keep some on the bike for that "special" occasion where you have to open the cover.
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