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Hello All,

I want to flush the coolant in my 2014 GL1800C Valkyrie. I have removed the chrome bolt on top of the cowl and the plastic push pins on the inside cowling to get to the right side radiator. There is something still holding the cowl at the rear. I cannot see any external plastic push pins or bolts on the cowling rear. I’m concerned about tugging outward on the cowl too hard for fear of cracking the expensive cowl. Does anyone have experience on this panel removal? I would appreciate any information.
 

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First, you need to remove the rear cover. It is held on by one bolt and a pinch clip. Remove the small bolt and pull from the bottom of the cover. Once that is off, you need to remove the other 3 screws that hold the cowl. Then, remove the push pins and bolt on the front of the cowl. Remove the bolt on the top of the cowl. It will be loose now and only held on by the pin. The rear of the cowl has a pin (attached to the cowl) in a gromet (just like the side covers). Move the cowl side to side to pop it off.
 

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Thank you for the information. I’ve discovered that I can get to the radiator cap with the front of the cowl loose, but still attached. This would all be easier if I’d have bought a service manual.
 

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YNZR or others, I am wanting to remove the radiator grill cover and replace it with a more deserving one. My question is what is the trick to remove those cheesy plastic push pins (4) that secure the cover to the radiator front? Will they pry off? Will they break off? If so where does a guy buy replacements?
 

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YNZR or others, I am wanting to remove the radiator grill cover and replace it with a more deserving one. My question is what is the trick to remove those cheesy plastic push pins (4) that secure the cover to the radiator front? Will they pry off? Will they break off? If so where does a guy buy replacements?
You push the center of the pin to release/unlock it.
 

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You push the center of the pin to release/unlock it.
Thanks. The cheesy plastic chrome caps pop off exposing a philips head screw. The screw goes into a clip. The R side plastic chrome on the radiator has base plates that the clip goes on. I need that part if anyone can find it. Honda part number is 19119-MZOA-0000 COVER RAD R
Used part would be fine. I could also use one of those clips/screw/cheesy plastic chrome cap. I Put a new radiator grill on.
 
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