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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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seat cowl fitting & gap

finally found a local dealer that has one in stock, black...They wanted 108 but since it back ordered everywhere...I had no choice but to take out the vasaline and took one in the rear.

Installing it, there is a gap on the rear cowl and the seat cowl..quite a large gap..I can stick my finger in 1/2 way...is this normal? On my 600rr, the seat cowl fits perfectly flush..
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 10:49 PM
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Did you install the rubber grommet? When mine fell out you could lift up the back. Now that I replaced it, it's pretty flush.
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Did you install the rubber grommet? When mine fell out you could lift up the back. Now that I replaced it, it's pretty flush.
Really? When you say flush, you mean there is no gap between the seat cowl meeting the rear cowl (edges)? Yes, all rubber grommet installed.
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my seat cowl sits flush with the rear fairings. you shouldn't be able to get your fingers in there at all.
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here are a couple of pics..can someone confirm? I might need to return this one??




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mine never came with a rubber grommet to fill in that gap and i got the kawasaki box too and it doesnt say its included but see your post doesnt say anything about the solo cowl so we thought you had ment the seat

but yeah theres a gap in mine also, i could bend it but it works just fine.

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Well there are four rubber feet as you see in the pic of the seat cowl openned up....the rubber grommet he's talking about is probably the one installed in the bike where the pin at the end of the seat cowl slides into...(not in pic).

So there *IS* a gap going around under the seat cowl like that right???
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post #8 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 12:53 AM
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I have a gap on mine as well, but only on the left side. The right side is flat and flush, but tge left side has just like you said, about a 1/2 inch gap between the solo cowl cover and the rear fender cowl.


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i have the black cowl also on my bike and there IS a gap BUT!!!! i installed some LED pods under there and it looks pretty sick with a slight glow coming out of it at night....
probably doesnt help much but just thought id chime in

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post #10 of 41 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 03:55 AM
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I bought a secondhand black cowl and I didn't notice any significant gap. Is yours clamped down all the way so it locks? I heard it takes a while for the rubber stoppers to settle in. There will be improvement after long term fitment, like this guy said:

http://www.2fiddy.com/2008/05/kawasa...owl-follow-up/

Seems Kawasaki contracted this part out from some cheap vendor. The factory seat is made with better materials, a better lock mechanism, and enough labels/markings making the Kawasaki branding seem very genuine


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