I looked at the Hot Toppers kits last year. Unfortunately, it looks as if the kit they are selling is made up of covers from their Harley-Davidson "SAE" collection - which means that they are not an exact fit to the many metric fasteners on the V-Rod. This means (and the guy at their booth told me this) that you need to fix them in place with a dab of silicone. The next time you, or your friendly dealership technician, needs to unfasten them, you've got to peel the Hot Topper, and the silicone, off - and then replace it when you are finished.vrodjohn said:Has anyone done the Hot Topper thing.
Hot-Toppers ARE a friction fit on most regular Harley-Davidson bikes. The problem for the V-Rod owner is that they sell you covers designed to go on SAE sized fasteners, when you have many metric fasteners on your bike. Hence, they are NOT friction fit, and thus require the silicone to hold them in place.vrodjohn said:My only concern on those was that you are removing bolts that were installed at the factory and that you still have the issue of debris getting in all the crevisis where the allen tool goes in. Also, I don't want to start any oil leaks.
Never seen these before... Got a link?fehrc said:I prefer the allen hole plugs used in conjunction with the chrome hardware (chrome allen bolts) HD sells for the V-Rod. This is what I went with. Reason being is that these toppers are a bit(h to get off, whereas the allen hole plugs are easily installed and easily taken off.