You were close! Got mine today and installed. Just one hose clamp instead of 2. Just like putting a heat shield on a pipe.slowpoke387 said:Â I'll bet it's just two clamps on the back side, just like the heat shield install on most aftermarket exhaust.
Mine didn't really "snap" on. I actually put it over the drive shaft with the whole thing forward of where it will end up, then slid the cover rearward, over the differential bolts. Still, mine also has a slight gap (you can see the seam where the shaft meets the differential housing) but like you said it would look better if the cover stretched rearward about 1/8" more than it does.Bruno said:Since you have to snap it on it really can only go on one way so I feel I am putting it on properly. We are only talking about a 1/16" but it bugs me.
Yeah the bolts at 2 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 10 o'clock are the "real" bolts that hold the cover to the engine, The bolts at 12 o'clock, 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock are the dummies. I love this piece. I think it looks 1000% better than the ugly stock cover that Suzuki, in their infinite wisdom, decided not to chrome. :dontknow:You actually only take off the 3 that hold the plate onto the housing and then the whole plate comes off. Once that is removed, you take off the other three bolts, transfer them to the new plate and then intall the new plate onto the bike.