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Do you guys know what's the name of the coverage on the handlebar screws near to the controls?

Also, I've noticed that where the cover is missed the screws are a little bit rusty.. what's the best way to remove the rust from there? Or it is better to change them?

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Cap, Part number 45553-MAM-A60, same one for either side, $3.95 from Babbitts Honda
Bolts, Part number 96600-06020-17, also $3.95 each from Babbitts, if you decide to replace them.
 

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Leave bolts as is.

I have caps but postage is more than they are worth. Your local dealer can get these parts.

I usually stick these on with a bit of silicone. Liquid electrical tape works. Just something to hold them which also seals the water out to prevent further rusting.
 
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Bolts and covers are the same from 2001-2017. Remove the bolts, clean them an paint with Rustoleum Appliance Epoxy spray paint.
Takes 2 days to completely cure but is is tough paint. I've done my side stand and center stand it they both look like new after 8 years.
 

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Leave bolts as is.

I have caps but postage is more than they are worth. Your local dealer can get these parts.

I usually stick these on with a bit of silicone. Liquid electrical tape works. Just something to hold them which also seals the water out to prevent further rusting.
Yep, and the silicone should seal out water as a bonus.
 
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Hmmm... And the acetic acid in the silicone will corrode the screws even more.
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So..l at the end I decided to also replace the bolts.

Does anyone know if there’s a specific torque setting for the bolts to follow?

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Maintenance manual says to install the upper bolt first, after aligning the clutch or brake reservoir, then the lower bolt, to 9 ft lbs torque. That converts to 108 inch pounds.
Directions in the upper left portion of the picture.
 

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