Originally Posted by villageidiot
i gotta ask, why didnt ya have the side covers painted the same time ya had the rest of it painted?
Because I'm still on the fence about having side covers at all.
From the start, I did not want glossy side covers, so I saved my money and did not have them painted gloss black with the rest of the parts.
For now I'll put the satin black side covers back on just to hide the stuff underneath (e.g. rear brake reservoir), that is until I have time to clean up those bits and pieces and then pull the side covers off altogether.