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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-13-2012, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Chrome Button Replacement.

I decided to do something different with my 2012 Roadglide. My bike is pearl blue with a bit of chrome, so I didn't want to chrome out everything on my bars. So I decided just to do the switches, master cover and levers.

I have to say that those switches were a complete PITA. The left side (clutch) went on with little to know problems, but the brake side had me in a headlock. I had to completely disassemble the housing and switches to get the new covers on. Then during the reassemble I pinched the ignition wire, and the turn signal wires completely severing them requiring me to pull out the soldering gun and shrink wrap. Not to mention the fuses I blew when I shorted the wires (when pinched) should have disconnected the battery to do the switches, but it was just switches nothing crazy...

Anyone else have similar issues...or am I the only moron...

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Nope, you're not alone. I found them to be a pain also, didn't pinch any wires but lucky to not break anything. I did end up damaging my volume button because I pushed too hard but it still does work. Looking at the setup to replace the volume button and all the wires, I'll live with it, I can imagine the F bombs in your case, I had a few with mine. Does look good though once they are done.


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was able to complete the install even added the chrome front master brake cover, looks great...
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Any ideas on powdercoating the chrome fuel lid cover? I don't like any of the offerings HD has, it's too plain for me stock, what else is there? I was thinking of some kind of stencil to go on top or a sticker, but it could end up looking cheesy.

I guess that's why most people leave 'em stock, eh?


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Any ideas on powdercoating the chrome fuel lid cover? I don't like any of the offerings HD has, it's too plain for me stock, what else is there? I was thinking of some kind of stencil to go on top or a sticker, but it could end up looking cheesy.

I guess that's why most people leave 'em stock, eh?
Send it to these guys and have something one of a kind.

http://www.custom-engraving-ltd.com/index.html


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Any ideas on powdercoating the chrome fuel lid cover? I don't like any of the offerings HD has, it's too plain for me stock, what else is there?
i didn't want to hijack this thread, so here's a link to another:

https://www.roadglide.org/showthread....883#post272883

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Send it to these guys and have something one of a kind.

http://www.custom-engraving-ltd.com/index.html
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I too did the buttons on mine. What a pain in the ass they were indeed ! So much that I snapped one of them and I had to buy a whole new set. When I was at the service dept I noticed that they had some spare a from a previous job I asked if I can swap one out. They gladly obliged. Thank God the set isn't that expensive but the frustration sure damn is !

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buttons were a pain.

Im looking for the left side audio button if you find yourself with a black one your not needing.

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take a small file and 'lightly' file the inside edges of the switches down. Also use e-ring pliers when you're installing the new buttons...

I've done a bunch, broke a bunch too... and this seems to be the easiest way for me. Also, the Drag Specialties buttons are better quality over the Harley-Davidsons...

Hope this helps


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