New Harley-Davidson Gloss Black Engine Covers

For Harley-Davidson Softail, Touring and Dyna owners whose bikes are way over-chromed, Harley-Davidson released a series of  Gloss Black Engine Covers to convert a powertrain to an elegant “tuxedo black” look. Manufactured from original equipment components to ensure a perfect fit, these covers are masked and coated with temperature-resistant Gloss Black paint to provide a long-lasting finish. Available Gloss Black Engine Covers include Primary Covers, Rocker Box Covers Rocker Box Lower HousingCam Cover, Transmission Side and Top Cover and Derby Cover See an authorized Harley-Davidson dealer for fitment details.

15 Responses to “New Harley-Davidson Gloss Black Engine Covers”

  1. 1 Waitaminute... Nov 2nd, 2010 at 10:34 am

    What about Sporties? Do they offer anything black for Sporties? I hate the cover on mine…I’d like to black it out, too….
    Or is there someone else who’d offer one?

    Thanks ya’ll!

  2. 2 Michael Nov 2nd, 2010 at 11:02 am

    You use this word: “Over-Chromed”… I do not know what these words mean.

  3. 3 Trent Nov 2nd, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Michael. Sorry you don’t understand. I do…

  4. 4 Steve Carr Nov 2nd, 2010 at 11:12 am

    This is a very neat idea, Its called

    “take your parts to the local powder coat shop”


  5. 5 Grayhawk Nov 2nd, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Looking it up in the Ole School Dictionary it, “Over-Chromed”; is a “glaring, blinding reflection of ones vanity when viewed”. LOL

  6. 6 Larry Prince Nov 2nd, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Michael just try to be cute or just bought his first Harley and a ton of chromed stuff to bolt on it .

  7. 7 burnout Nov 2nd, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Chromosexuals still outnumber over-chromers in my area. peace

  8. 8 Waitaminute... Nov 2nd, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Steve – thanks for the idea…Have no idea why that thought never occurred to me!

  9. 9 C O L E M A N F U Nov 2nd, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    But chrome will get ya home.

  10. 10 Todd8080 Nov 3rd, 2010 at 4:39 am

    If anyone ever comes out with a coating that’s as durable and easy to maintain as chrome, I’ll cover my entire bike with it.

    The “bad to the bone” black fad (that makes everyone who buys into it believe they’re somehow totally unique) will pass, as all fads do. But five years from now when everyone’s into the next cool thing, chrome will still be as durable and easy to maintain as it’s always been.

    Incidentally, before anyone tries to claim powder coating is the ultimate solution, it not only flakes and scratches, it breaks down in sunlight (UV).

    The humorous irony of the whole black fad is that people are paying as much or more for painted parts as they paid for chrome plated parts a year ago. Harley, as well as the aftermarket, are laughing their asses off all the way to the bank. I’m chuckling a bit myself.

  11. 11 Waitaminute... Nov 3rd, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Todd –

    Feel free to giggle. Chrome is not easy to maintain..For me, personally, I do not like the look of chrome nor do I like to clean it. My bike is not blacked out by any means. I do like the matt black for some of the parts that get especially dirty. It’s most definitely not a show piece but functional!

    For me (again) – I bought my bike to ride it – not scrub it….

    Harley Chick 😉

  12. 12 David Nov 3rd, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    GEE ……How far have we come ! All the way from Flat Black to Gloss Black…… I’ll stick with my chrome…easy to clean and keep clean….and it’s better than polishing aluminum…

    SSDD; David

  13. 13 Todd8080 Nov 3rd, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Harley Chick, maintaining chrome is simple, just spray on S100 or Bike Brite, hose the bike off and dry it with a leaf blower. It’s not necessary to rub, wax or polish chrome, in fact, that’s usually what damages it the most.

    On the other hand, any kind of paint will eventually lose its color and gloss paint must be periodically waxed and occasionally buffed. Gloss black will show every speck of dirt and every surface imperfection.

    Flat paint is the most problematic of all, since it is easily stained by oil (the life blood of a motorcycle) and shows even fingerprints because of the oil in your skin. The slightest scratch will damage flat black paint.

    Wrinkle black is less delicate than flat black, but it, too, will start to “bleach out” in time unless treated (as with S100 Engine Brightener or a similar product).

    Of course none of this matters to those who change Harleys every couple of years or leave theirs in the garage all the time. But in the long run, chrome will last longer and require less maintenance than any other surface on your bike.

    And the long run is what I’m interested in, not the latest passing fad. My 18-year-old personal [homemade] Softail has over a quarter-million miles on it yet people constantly ask me if it’s new. It was recently featured in American Iron’s Motorcycle Bagger and England’s American-V Magazine.

  14. 14 Waitaminute... Nov 4th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Well, Todd –

    I guess we can agree that we don’t agree 😉 I still hate chrome. But that’s what makes every bike & person so individual – their style & perception. Thanks for some extra insight on which black may help suit “my” idea for “beauty” on my bike. I don’t trade them (bikes) out & I don’t keep it in the, I guess, that’s a “good” thing …
    Anyway – fun chattin’ with ya – got other stuff to do.
    Happy riding, friend!!

    Lil’ HD Chick… 😉

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