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Just bought my 1st bike, a 1985 Shadow 500. It is missing the fuse box cover. Can anyone help me in the right direction to get a new one? I appreciate any help. Thanks, Tim

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The fuse box cover is a dealer only part. If you are not near a dealer you can order the cover on line. You probably wont find a good one used. The design flaw was that it was hard to take the cover off with out removing the tank. I think most people grab and pull on it , thinking it is a snap on cover, and break it at the L bend. It is actually held on by two counter sunk Phillips screws that face the tank. If you look the lower half of the cover may still be attached by the two screws(less parts to buy.) Good Luck

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