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Old 10-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Shock Happens View Post
Hey fishslapr, does that top peice just cover whats there, or does that become the cap with threads and all...
The top glues to the existing cap.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:32 AM   #22
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yeah, what ^^^he^^^ said...

$83 covers shipping & paypal fees. I have a couple of the black in stock.

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by shooter View Post
put some electrical tape around the resvoir to thicken it up a bit then slide the chrome cover over it ,it will fit nice and tight no more moving around.
Thanks for the tip. Electric tape causes it to fit snug. Really dresses things up. $'s well spent!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:36 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by gamewarden View Post
I also bought a resevoir cover and cap from Witchdoctors. The sleeve is very loose around the resevoir even with the cap on. How did you fix that? Silicone????
You could also use open cell foam with a sticky back say 1/8 inch in thickness four little pieces two at top and two at bottom approximately 180 apart.

I'll be purchasing one of the black covers soon and I'll see how good it works because I think I have some of that open cell foam lying around just that size.
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:23 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by Pop View Post
Yep, I just want to chime in here. That POS reservoir really is an insult. There are some other slap in the face geegaws on these things. I just don't get it. This isn't a Zookie dirter for the kid, or a eastern bloc knock off of a western euro boxer. It's a first world luxury motorcycle. If Victory is compelled to incorporate a urine cup into the product, at least hide the damn thing. I wouldn't have batted an eye at another 100 bucks or 500 for that matter to just bury some of that stuff. Some other American motorcycle manufacturers think that their brake reservoirs are ugly enough to merit a cover standard equipment, and those reservoirs are painted metal... and they still cover them.
I mean it's not like we're not going to spend money on these things. Do they think we need additional incentive? I can just hear some bright boy in a marketing huddle "hell, why don't we just put 30 dollar Pep Boys China tires on it. The customer can buy decent rubber after the sale."
At the very least I wish they would consider curb appeal from closer than 10 feet away. I know my buds will be wowed by the power and the goodies but they will run me like a Kentucky mule over things like that Walmart fluid res.
I guess the good news is that Polaris has created a condition for me to improve that will result in more than just modifying for mod sake. There will be a payoff that is more than just swapping out perfectly good parts for other perfectly good parts. I will see real improvement and so will anyone with a discerning eye, and I haven't even started about that Radio Shack wet dream hanging off of the handlebars.
Actually, the brake res. is of high quality, not being hidden out of site or chrome plated steel does not make it a pos. Hiding it out of site must make it a joy to service. If it had a tendency to fail, that would make it a pos, JMHO.
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