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Old 07-29-2020, 06:04 AM
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Welp... Fcuk my Luck

Cruising down the interstate yesterday in the middle lane. Just leaving the barbershop, fresh cut, sun shining, feeling good. When all of a sudden the bike just cuts off like it's out of gas (do choppers cut off instantly, if the battery is disconnected?). My First thoughts, "huh I just got gas not to long ago, I shouldn't be out", as I merge into the right lane. Luck have it, there was an exit right there. Immediately upon crossing into the exit ramp lane, I feel a thud and lose all back end control. I'm still moving pretty good and I did my damnest to keep her up.

I rode it out in a skid for a sec, headed straight at the guard rail and at the last sec lowsided her and slid. My otterbox saved my ass, literally! I walked away with a scratch on the elbow. My poor baby not so lucky. I hit up the guy I got the bike from last night and he made it seem as if it was my fault that the battery came loose and dropped out the bottom of the frame. I've had the bike for a month and have put less than a 100 miles on it but you know what, it is my fault for not properly inspecting my new ride closer before ripping up and down the road.

I did do an initial look over upon purchasing and once I got it home I spent two days washing, polishing, looking it over and correcting little things. I even replaced a weather cracked front tire that the previous owner failed to replace, a rusted chain, spark plugs and I was in the process of doing other small tlc task to her. But never in a million years did I expect the battery to fall out the bottom and damn near kill me. Sorry rant over..
So, anyone know where I can get a replacement:
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Old 07-29-2020, 08:29 AM
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John from Scooters can help you out with everything but paint...send that pic to Otterbox, i bet you get a free replacement, glad your OK.
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:59 AM
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Old 08-23-2020, 11:38 AM
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Carburetor is all back together and 100% ready to rock! Now if I could just get that intake manifold to show up in the mail, we'll be ready to roll... The wait time for parts has been exhausting to say the least 😅
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Old 08-23-2020, 12:06 PM
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Old 08-24-2020, 02:02 PM
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YES!!! Been watching the tracking all day but I wasn't expecting delivery u til tomorrow. Fingers crossed 🤞
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Old 08-24-2020, 03:53 PM
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Re:

Well it fits, but it doesn't fit. The old manifold has enough clearance, when held in place, to move forward to aft between the heads just slightly. The new one appears to be slightly larger and touches the heads. I'm pretty sure I need to take a few thousands off of the flanges of the new manifold. Sh!t'y part, I'll have to wait until work on Wednesday before I can make that happen, I'm off tomorrow
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Well it fits, but it doesn't fit. The old manifold has enough clearance, when held in place, to move forward to aft between the heads just slightly. The new one appears to be slightly larger and touches the heads. I'm pretty sure I need to take a few thousands off of the flanges of the new manifold. Sh!t'y part, I'll have to wait until work on Wednesday before I can make that happen, I'm off tomorrow
Are you sure you need the machining? I donít, remember it to be a problem if the manifold was touching the ports. As long as it square.
Did you try to bolt on with the flanges? With and without orings ?.
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Old 08-24-2020, 11:35 PM
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I tried the new manifold with flanges/o-rings and the bolt holes are half a hole off. Then I tried it without it. Also if I compare the new and old manifold you can see that the old one is just a tad bit smaller with curved over flanges.

The new one is a lil beefier and the flanges are straight as an arrow so it's definitely a snug fit. I'm going to take about half off, of what I have layed out in the pics. That should be just enough so it's not riding on the port (I didn't like that idea) but also seals good.
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Old 08-26-2020, 12:16 PM
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...... SHE'S ALIVE!! But with a slight fuel leak coming from the carb bowl diaphragm.
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Fuel leak has been resolved... Note to self: Always replace the diaphragm if you have the carb apart anyways ��
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Hey guys what's the difference. Is the cheaper Headlight housing made of a lesser material? Would I be disappointed with the Amazon version over the more expensive high dollar J&P Headlight?
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Hey guys what's the difference. Is the cheaper Headlight housing made of a lesser material? Would I be disappointed with the Amazon version over the more expensive high dollar J&P Headlight?
Headwinds is made in the USA the other is imported......
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