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checks your "spats".....they're $165 EACH!

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spats as Honda calls them --- rear wheel covers as we know them.

Just a friendly reminder to check the securing twist bolts...I have secured mine by squirting silicone caulk in each hole before re-inserting the bolts.
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i have been using fat black ty-wraps instead of the 1/4-turn bolts. so far so good!
Perhaps you have not worn formal evening clothing. Spats cover your shoes.

[Edited (Softened) by Moderator - try not to get personal!]
WindyCityInsight said:
What do you think the caulk does?
it helps to hold the bolts in place...I've removed them since I did this and it keeps the bolts from loosening and/or falling out.
FYI _correctly_ installed twist lock bolts don't loosen or fall out.

The "caulk" _may_ keep an incorrectly installed one tight though. ;)
Dougie said:
Perhaps you have not worn formal evening clothing. Spats cover your shoes.
wikipedia said:
Commonly worn as upper-class city dress prior to World War I, spats fell out of fashion during the late 1920s, although retained until the 1940s as formal daytime dress for men on occasions such as weddings and other social events. A short female version, usually in beige, was popular during the Edwardian era (1902-14).
I'd never heard the term before, but it makes sense now that I know what it means.
Dougie's "dated" himself :!: :lol:

How many pairs have you got :?: :p
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