i got the idea from pics of side cover replacements on the 07-09 bikes.. it was a pain and took 5 HRS. i never liked the looks of the stock plastic covers. i just used the center mounting point to hold it on. did a 90 DEG tab and then made a nice alum plate. i did a couple of rows of 1/4 in holes to break things up . i hand polished it. very happy. sorry i am computer inept so no pic. if you also hate the stock covers with hand tools you can make them out of 1 1/2 by 1/8 thick alum plate. even with fancy counter sunk allen scrwews i only spent 14 bucks.