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Anyone swapped a pair of these chrome housings for the stock housings? Are they truly 'plug & play', by that I mean do they have the locating pin for the handlebars? No problem swapping in the switches, or problems with the throttle tube?
 

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Anyone swapped a pair of these chrome housings for the stock housings? Are they truly 'plug & play', by that I mean do they have the locating pin for the handlebars? No problem swapping in the switches, or problems with the throttle tube?
When I chromed my switch housings i looked at both the covers and the actual replacement housings. I chose the covers.

The set of covers I got fit pretty darn good and looked great, however i did Dremmel a few areas to achieve virtual perfection.

I distinctly remember at the time that i had no stomach to re-assemble the entire guts of the switches and re-install the throttle cables/ clutch cables etc.

Glad i picked the covers, keep in mind my bike was only 1 year old at the time.

I can post some file pics i have of them up close if you want....
 

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When I chromed my switch housings i looked at both the covers and the actual replacement housings. I chose the covers.

The set of covers I got fit pretty darn good and looked great, however i did Dremmel a few areas to achieve virtual perfection.

I distinctly remember at the time that i had no stomach to re-assemble the entire guts of the switches and re-install the throttle cables/ clutch cables etc.

Glad i picked the covers, keep in mind my bike was only 1 year old at the time.

I can post some file pics i have of them up close if you want....
Yes, I'd like to see pics of the covers. Never seen them actually on a bike and was worried they might not that good.
 

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i have a set for my 98 vt1100 and they do have the "nub." you will have to undo and re-attach the switch units, but its not so difficult, straight forward process methinks. also its a good time to clean those units as the kill switch/start/stop contacts are notorious for loosing contact and become the cause of many hard to find no start situations. you should be fine, just take pics and go slow and clean em' up while you are there. merry christmas.
 

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Yes, I'd like to see pics of the covers. Never seen them actually on a bike and was worried they might not that good.
I bought my covers from this ebay seller back in 2012, i see they are still selling them.

Honda Shadow 600 VT 750 1300 VTX Chrome Switch Housing Covers | eBay


There was a sharp corner on them i had to ground smooth/rounded, took about a minute.
I like them they are nice and i would recommend them over replacing the housings.

Here are some pics taken that show them, didnt find a close-up of the left one but it fits just and good as the right one.:







 

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I bought my covers from this ebay seller back in 2012, i see they are still selling them.

Honda Shadow 600 VT 750 1300 VTX Chrome Switch Housing Covers | eBay


There was a sharp corner on them i had to ground smooth/rounded, took about a minute.
I like them they are nice and i would recommend them over replacing the housings.

Here are some pics taken that show them, didnt find a close-up of the left one but it fits just and good as the right one.:







This picture (below) was taken before i rounded off the sharp corner on the right cover, the arrow points to the spot i am talking about. I just rounded the corner.

 

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Thanks for the pictures, they actually look and fit nice. I was worried they might look too 'add on' but they don't. An added plus is they are quite a bit cheaper too.

Thanks again!
 

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Thanks for the pictures, they actually look and fit nice. I was worried they might look too 'add on' but they don't. An added plus is they are quite a bit cheaper too.

Thanks again!
They cover the original housings very well and the chrome is really nice.
Plus they can be removed at any time easily. Its like a clam shell that bolts together with alan/hex set screws. Better have tiny hex wrenches, forgot if they were metric or not, probably metric.

Seriously, don't change your housings unless your switches need to be cleaned or replaced but even then i would replace the entire assembly then still put on the chrome covers.
 

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They cover the original housings very well and the chrome is really nice.
Plus they can be removed at any time easily. Its like a clam shell that bolts together with alan/hex set screws. Better have tiny hex wrenches, forgot if they were metric or not, probably metric.

Seriously, don't change your housings unless your switches need to be cleaned or replaced.
I already have several small metric allen wrenches with the other tools I carry on the bike. They fit the other accessories I've added so I'm probably covered there.

I've purchased from that seller before, it was one of their master cylinder caps with the Shadow logo stamped in it.

BTW, is that a small tach on the left side of the handlebar clamps? What brand/kind is it?
 

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I already have several small metric allen wrenches with the other tools I carry on the bike. They fit the other accessories I've added so I'm probably covered there.

I've purchased from that seller before, it was one of their master cylinder caps with the Shadow logo stamped in it.

BTW, is that a small tach on the left side of the handlebar clamps? What brand/kind is it?
It's a Cobra 01-1619 Tachometer. It works with the Fuel injected Shadows.

I found a Chrome Visor for a Freightliner (or Peterbilt? i forget) Truck gauge accessory that fit the Tach perfect. So I stuck it on with 3M tape.
 

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It's a Cobra 01-1619 Tachometer. It works with the Fuel injected Shadows.

I found a Chrome Visor for a Freightliner (or Peterbilt? i forget) Truck gauge accessory that fit the Tach perfect. So I stuck it on with 3M tape.
Pics (I need the practice, just installed windows 7) ...lol




 

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It is a nice looking setup but, wow are they proud of them.

I added a tach to the Rebel, fairly simple setup since it is total loss ignition system. I'll have to find out if the Shadow fires both coils at the same time too and figure out which Cobra tach would work since none state they are specifically for the 600.
 

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It is a nice looking setup but, wow are they proud of them.

I added a tach to the Rebel, fairly simple setup since it is total loss ignition system. I'll have to find out if the Shadow fires both coils at the same time too and figure out which Cobra tach would work since none state they are specifically for the 600.
Yeah they are expensive, if thats what you meant by "wow are they proud of them". Like all the accessories on my bike I bought when the time was right
and Dennis Kirk was having a clearance on the particular model and it was a lot less.
 
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