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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:31 pm 
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I like the finned covers,nice work.Ever think about a finned oil filter cover?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:41 pm 
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Got 'em today. Love the look and quality. I'll show pics of them mounted once I put them on. Prettier than expected! I'm a happy customer.

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Blingtastic! :s_yes

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:49 pm 
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You can't really see them with the tank on, but they're there, dissipating heat from a hot part of the motor that has no cooling fins.

I like 'em! :2_thumbsup:

The only issue was that the fins are so close to the bolts, you have to use an open end wrench, because a socket won't fit in there. You can still get them tight enough, no problem. With any cover or plug, they only have to be tight enough to stay put and not leak.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:49 pm 
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bongodave wrote:
The only issue was that the fins are so close to the bolts, you have to use an open end wrench, because a socket won't fit in there. You can still get them tight enough, no problem. With any cover or plug, they only have to be tight enough to stay put and not leak.

Why not swap the bolts for Allen-head fasteners?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:20 pm 
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DR_Rider wrote:
bongodave wrote:
The only issue was that the fins are so close to the bolts, you have to use an open end wrench, because a socket won't fit in there. You can still get them tight enough, no problem. With any cover or plug, they only have to be tight enough to stay put and not leak.

Why not swap the bolts for Allen-head fasteners?


Good idea. I'll have to look into that.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:59 pm 
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DR_Rider wrote:
bongodave wrote:
The only issue was that the fins are so close to the bolts, you have to use an open end wrench, because a socket won't fit in there. You can still get them tight enough, no problem. With any cover or plug, they only have to be tight enough to stay put and not leak.

Why not swap the bolts for Allen-head fasteners?



I thought about including Allen bolts, but figured it's more common for people to have a wrench/pliers/crescent wrench to remove stock style bolts if they ever need to service the valves in the field.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:51 pm 
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I thought about including Allen bolts, but figured it's more common for people to have a wrench/pliers/crescent wrench to remove stock style bolts if they ever need to service the valves in the field.


Not a problem...
In my case, I have changed over many of the fasteners to Allen-heads and I carry the necessary tools to remove them.
I guess this is why everyone's tool-pack is similar, but different! :scratch:

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sdubfid wrote:
DR_Rider wrote:
bongodave wrote:
The only issue was that the fins are so close to the bolts, you have to use an open end wrench, because a socket won't fit in there. You can still get them tight enough, no problem. With any cover or plug, they only have to be tight enough to stay put and not leak.

Why not swap the bolts for Allen-head fasteners?



I thought about including Allen bolts, but figured it's more common for people to have a wrench/pliers/crescent wrench to remove stock style bolts if they ever need to service the valves in the field.
You know, I think it would look a lot better with some nice shiny Allen head bolts, anyway. Adds to the bling, even if you rarely see it. You could include them, or offer them as an option, perhaps.

If anybody can tell me the size bolts to get, I'd appreciate it. I'm going to go buy some tools soon, so I'll try to get what will fit, too.

Anyway, I really like the pieces, in any case.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:42 pm 
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I looked to see what size the bolts were, and stumbled onto this product. http://www.ebay.com/itm/262887771893

Went ahead and ordered it. Might just do the whole motor with it. This is getting bling-y, but the bike is my only indulgence, so it's okay. Right?

Heaven forbid you have to open the motor on the trail, but Allen wrenches are lighter, IMEx. There's some logic to it. Right?


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