Head Bolt Cover Kit
Kit Number
43822-01, 61400335
For model fitment information, see the P&A retail catalog or the Parts and Accessories section of www.harley-davidson.com (English only).
Kit Contents
Table 1. Kit Contents
Part Number
Head bolt cover
Not sold separately
Set screw, 1/4-20 (4) (Kit 43822-01)
Set screw, 10/24 (4) (Kit 61400335)
Allen wrench (Kit 43822-01)
Allen wrench (Kit 61400335)
Rider and passenger safety depend upon the correct installation of this kit. Use the appropriate service manual procedures. If the procedure is not within your capabilities or you do not have the correct tools, have a Harley-Davidson dealer perform the installation. Improper installation of this kit could result in death or serious injury. (00333b)
This instruction sheet references service manual information. A service manual for your model motorcycle is required for this installation and is available from a Harley-Davidson dealer.
To avoid burns to hands and fingers, do not install Head Bolt Covers until after engine has cooled.
1. See the service manual. Remove spark plug wires.
2. See Figure 1. Install head bolt covers (1) on head bolts (3). Tighten using set screw (2) and hex wrench included with kit. To prevent set screws from falling into the spark plug holes, start threading the set screws into the covers before placing them over the head bolts. Position cover on head bolt so that when spark plug wire is installed the set screw is hidden from view but accessible to a hex wrench. Do not tighten set screws on high points of bolts.
1Head bolt cover
2Set screw
3Head bolt
Figure 1. Head Bolt Cover Installation
3. To verify proper cover position and alignment, the right head bolt cover set screws should be at the ten o'clock position and the left head bolt cover set screws should be at the two o'clock position.
4. Install spark plug wires.
5. Tighten set screw after motor has operated at full operating temperature and then cooled.
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.
  • 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.