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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-12-2018, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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A long and involved install today

I had to go online and research the steps involved in the latest install which I undertook today.

After opening the package that the mail delivered to me and making sure I recieved the proper parts, I grabbed the bike key and went out to the garage. After lining up and inserting the key in the fuel cap and rotating it 180 degrees, I then laboriously unscrewed counterclockwise the stock fuel cap and placed it on my workbench. Next I picked up the Motone satin brass replacement fuel cap and screwed it into the fill opening, making sure to tighten it securly.

Next, I stepped back to admire my handiwork.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-12-2018, 04:59 PM
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That’s one heck of a day.
I hope you had a long shower & a cold beer to clean all the sweat off and relax after such a technically challenging, time consuming yet immensely satisfying process!
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How was the test drive? Was the handling affected? How did it impact the mileage?

One thing though, be careful putting it on the side stand. It makes it a bit top heavy.
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Brew time me thinks and a digestive ;0)
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I was going to use the Motone satin brass fuel cap but then I discovered a MUCH more expensive and hard-to-obtain one.
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Seat of the pants dyno says I gained about 15 RWHP and the fuel consumption actually improved by 3 MPG. The exhaust got a little deeper rumble too. Oh, and the extra weight made the rear shock a little less harsh too.

I'll get a pic up soon, I'm goint to take a nap to get my strength back first.
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I've succeeded in find a picture of bikerdib after work
it's not human to work so much..

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Most impressive, but have you remembered to remove the key from the stock fuel cap - this is a very common mistake which even seasoned Bobber riders have made, much to their embarrassment!
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Next, I stepped back to admire my handiwork.
Be sure to ice your wrist. You'll need it to be in peak performance for your next ride and fuel up...
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-13-2018, 11:59 AM
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I'm planning the same upgrade, but in black. I may have to PM you for guidance if I get into trouble. I wish you posted step-by-step photos for the rest of us to benefit from your experience.
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