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    I think these are lame.

    I was looking for a ratty cam chest cover to fit to my Buell. I want to trim one down like the race bikes but didnt want to destroy my original black one. So I went in search of something slightly abused that i could trim and then blast and coat or leave natural.

    I found this:

    Raw Ribster Finned Cam Chest Cover 48 Nighster 883 Harley Sportster EVO 91 14 XL | eBay

    At first glance it looks like some cool swag. And its priced like cool swag. But wait. This is a crappy cover that bolts over your stock cover for the finned look. Say what? YES! lets add a few pounds of nothingness just for fins. So. Utterly. Lame.

    Also bonus crap points for the "nighster" in the title.
    Bike:
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    Honda S90 (box of parts)
    Honda CB750C (runs)
    The Others (mostly rolling wounded)

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    Haha - even comes with a payment plan.

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    I actually kinda love all things finned.
    But do agree a cover is extra lame
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    i like finned things too. And if the backside is getting a little oil splashed on it i can delude myself into thinking the fins are helping out a little bit. With this, its only trapping heat and grime in there! So beyond poser.

    I saw one worse though. There is a finned derby cover that attaches with double sided tape out there....
    Bike:
    Buell X1
    Honda S90 (box of parts)
    Honda CB750C (runs)
    The Others (mostly rolling wounded)

    My collar may be a little frayed, and maybe I need a shoeshine. But nobody\'s got a mortgage on my soul. I own it. Free and clear. -Phil Lovecraft

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    I actually have a set of those covers.
    They are that resin plastic stuff.
    Was going to put them on the chopper.
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    At least the primary cover is real:
    Raw Ribster Finned Primary Cover 5 Five Speed Harley Sportster EVO 1991 03 XL | eBay

    Honestly though, we are talking Harley parts in the aftermarket, there are way worse offenders than these ribbed condoms. Remember hyperchargers? Top fuel style bug catchers for your bike? ick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    I actually have a set of those covers.
    They are that resin plastic stuff.
    Was going to put them on the chopper.
    Don't you fucking dare!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    At least the primary cover is real:
    Raw Ribster Finned Primary Cover 5 Five Speed Harley Sportster EVO 1991 03 XL | eBay

    Honestly though, we are talking Harley parts in the aftermarket, there are way worse offenders than these ribbed condoms. Remember hyperchargers? Top fuel style bug catchers for your bike? ick.

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    Don't you fucking dare!!!!

    I have the metal ones too.
    But even those just bolt to the outside.....
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    I cant tell if this is cool or not: Harley Davidson Custom Timing Points Cover Big Twin Cam Sportster 2 and 5 Hole | eBay


    I have a plasma cut one now that has a "FTF" cutout. Which given the Buell's heritage seems oddly appropriate. I have a matching sticker on my kawasaki X2.

    This product alone could bring mass quantities of hipsters to the Harley scene. Harley Davidson Big Twin Cam Sportster Custom Derby Clutch Cover 3 4 5 6 Hole | eBay
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    Honda S90 (box of parts)
    Honda CB750C (runs)
    The Others (mostly rolling wounded)

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    Those things are super lame, not as bad as a pair of plastic Bull's nuts on your tow bar.
    What's that all about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    I have the metal ones too.
    But even those just bolt to the outside.....
    Don't use anything that requires sticky tape. I like finned covers even if they are vestigal but metal and replace the cover, not a plastic condom that attaches with double sided tape.
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