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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-29-2011, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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This week I intend to embark on my typical new bike engine area clean up effort.

Have any of you guys already re-located your starter switch and that awful looking Crankcase breather hose?

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No problem!

I have a couple of solutions sketched up. I should be able to get the fab work done and have everything installed this week.

My chrome floorboards should be in this week too.

Monday, I have an appointment with my painter to talk about the paint work I have in mind.

Little by little...............

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Is this something like what you were thinking?
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Is this something like what you were thinking?
Exactly what I was thinking.

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I didn't know if you had seen this particular piece since your post mentioned having something fabricated. If you haven't already seen it, I think this piece is $70. Maybe not exactly what you're looking for, but it could be a start - and it's already pre-made.

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My concern about blocking off that area is getting rid of engine heat. Rear cylinders run hotter and those panels reduce, if not entirely block off air flow. I have never had any negative comments about the breather tube, have you? To each his own.

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Ricz - I haven't made the change, as I'm still somewhat on the fence about the look. I like the idea of moving the switch since it cleans up that side some and would give you some more options for changing the cheese wedges. I'll admit that your comment about the heat is well taken and not a point I'd thought of. I don't really know how much difference adding the panel would make to air flow - some, I'm sure.

Something to think about.

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I've modified the crankcase breather hose a couple of ways. At the top left side of the frame, the hose leads into the intake. I cut the hose near the intake and plugged the intake side with a rubber cap. At the pcv breather, I cut the hose off and added a small Spectre breather filter.
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I am thinking about just adding the normal crankcase breather at the crankcase vent hole.

On the ignition switch, I am still fiddling around with a couple of ideas. I have almost decided to leave it where it is until I come up with an idea for the coils. There is no real point in moving the ignition if the wedge has to stay there for the coils.

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