You know the side cover that goes below the seat and infront of the saddle bag? I'm having an issue with the one on the left side of the bike. The side with the lift handle. I keep breaking the nipple that goes throught the grommet on the body work. The reason seems to be that the nipple is about 3/4 of an inch out of alignment with the grommet. I can sort of fiddle things around and get it in there but there's too much stress on it and it breaks from the vibration on the bike. I've tried realigning the body work but there doesn't seem to be any play there. I'm wondering if any one else has this issue and has found a solution. Or maybe I'm just not putting it on right. Although it seems pretty simple.

I'd appreciate any insight. Thanks