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Great thanks! Did you paint bolts installed or disassembled? I'm worried that reinstalling the bolts will damage the paint on the guard portion. Though I could try a little lube as mentioned above...
Why is your bike in the shop? Repair or upgrades?
 

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The grease worked. I used bel-ray waterproof grease under each screw head before torquing them down a little bit. Did not damage the paint. Now I just see how long these hold up, if they get scratched up easily from rocks and debris from the road. I may have just given myself a yearly project to repaint these side covers but no big deal. I can always try Plasti dip next time too.
 

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Sure paint the radiator with radiator paint, but may as well get a radiator guard too. eBay/Alibaba ones look good, fit nice, cost $30.
Mine:


Saw a probably even better eBay one recently for $40:

 
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