FRONT AXLE NUT COVER KIT
J046432019-01-15
GENERAL
Kit Numbers
44116-07A, 44117-07A, 44148-07A, 43428-09, 43000026, 43000031, 43000046, 43000062, 43000064, 43000098, 43000123, 43000124, 43000177
Models
For model fitment information, see the P&A retail catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only).
Additional Parts Required
Separate purchase and installation of a front axle cover adapter kit (p/n 43000090) is required for 2018 and later Softail models.
Kit Contents
See Figure 2 and Table 1.
INSTALLATION
NOTE
Covers can be installed without loosening the axle nut.
The axle nut cover set screws are side-specific on some kits, kits 43000123, 43000124 use the same size set screw for both sides.
Installing the Axle Nut-Side Cover
  1. See Figure 2. Get one cover (1) and the longer set screw (3) from the kit.
  2. Thread the set screw half-way into the hole in the side of the cover.
  • Use hole A for 2008 and later Sportster models.
  • Use hole B for all other models.
  1. Position the cover over the axle nut.
  2. Models with cotter pins: See Figure 1. Verify that cotter pin (2) is positioned as shown.
  3. NOTE
    Make sure that the set screw contacts a flat surface of the nut.
  4. See Figure 2. Tighten the set screw securely with the hex wrench (4).
NOTE
Check that the set screw is securely fastened to the axle end.
1Nut
2Cotter pin
Figure 1. Nut and Cotter Pin
Installing the Axle-Side Cover
  1. Get the remaining cover and the shorter set screw (2) from the kit.
  2. Thread the set screw half-way into the hole.
  • Use hole A for 2008 and later Sportster models.
  • Use hole B for all other models.
  1. Position the cover over the axle.
  2. NOTE
    Verify that the set screw is not aligned with the hole on the side of the axle.
  3. Tighten the set screw securely with the hex wrench (4).
CARE AND CLEANING GUIDELINES FOR BRASS PARTS
Cleaning Instructions
  1. Verify part is dry and free of dirt or debris.
  2. Place a small amount of Harley-Davidson® Chrome Clean & Shine on a microfiber cloth or detailing swab.
  3. Using light pressure, rub the brass parts with the microfiber cloth. For hard to reach places or grooves, use the detailing swab.
Obtaining a Bright Finish
Brass parts will naturally age and darken with time. If a bright brass finish is preferred, place some Harley-Davidson Bare Metal Polish on a microfiber cloth and lightly rub on the brass parts until they reach the desired brightness.
Slowing the Natural Aging Process
To slow the aging process of the brass parts, place a small amount of Harley-Davidson Glaze Poly Sealant on a microfiber cloth or detailing swab, and lightly rub on the parts until the sealant has soaked in.
Precautions
  • Use of non-recommended cleaning, polishing and protective products will result in the removal of the aged finish from the brass parts.
  • Prolonged contact with certain items (hands, gloves, boots, dust, etc.) and exposure to the elements will also alter all surface finishes and is NOT considered a defect.
  • Avoid cleaning parts with abrasive and aggressive chemicals and abrasive cleaning pads.
  • Avoid ammoniated products and bleach.
  • Prolonged exposure to water will alter the brass finish. Wipe down parts after contact with water.
  • Excess rubbing may lighten the surface appearance of the part.
SERVICE PARTS
Figure 2. Front Axle Nut Cover Kit
Table 1. Service Parts
Item
Description (Quantity)
Kit Number
Part Number
1
Cover, front axle nut (2)
Not sold separately
Not sold separately
2
Set screw, short (axle side)
44116-07A, 44117-07A, 44148-07A, 43428-09, 43000026, 43000031, 43000046, 43000062, 43000064, 43000098
3365
43000123, 43000124
3194
43000177
3365
3
Set screw, long (nut side)
44116-07A, 44117-07A, 44148-07A, 43428-09, 43000026, 43000031, 43000046, 43000062, 43000064, 43000098, 43000123, 43000124
3194
43000177
3194
4
Hex wrench
Not sold separately
Not sold separately
Items mentioned in text.
A
Mounting hole for 2008-later Sportster models.
Located 6 mm (0.25 in) from open end.
B
Mounting hole for models except 2008-later Sportster models.
Located 11 mm (0.44 in) from open end.