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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby Voodooo » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:56 pm

I just purchased:
Polished top and bottom yolks
Polished top nut
Polished handle bar risers
Polished handle bar clamps
Polished gauge holder
Polished heel plates
Polished foot controls (rear brake and shifter)
Polished pegs
Polished gear box filler plug

Soon I'll also order the aluminum tank and maybe black air box and rear tail housing with silver lettering and striping instead of gold. Or I might go with something besides black. Haven't decided yet.
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby richard-7 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:03 am

Problem with polished gear box plug is thats where the trans vent goes.
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby Voodooo » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:24 pm

Correct but I own a machine shop and will drill and tap the new one to accept the fitting.
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby richard-7 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:34 pm

The new one is alan wrench. No flats. Just so you are aware. You could always just drill into the trans case behind the hump where no one can see.
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby Voodooo » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:47 pm

Richard
Yeah I just received my polished parts from Norton today and you are correct, the trans fill plug is a inverted Allen.

Also, soon I'll be ordering the aluminum tank. I noticed some pictures where the cap is a screw on and I also seen some caps that are Monza style. Do you know if this is an option or are they all screw on caps now?
Also is this a direct swap? Just swap the fuel pump and mount the tank?

Thanks again!
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby iwilson » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:40 pm

They're all screw on now. I replaced mine with a monza style cap as many others have done. It took a bit of fettling to get the seal right so it doesn't weep a little when the tank is full.
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby Raphi » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:48 am

Just swap fuel pump and mount the tank is correct, plus rubber mount and vent tube (there's only one at the alluminum tank where there are two at the stock one). Be careful with the brass screws at the vent they are sensible, I broke one... Did the swap already several times. The screws at the front on the alluminum tank might be a bit further apart, but the mounts beyond are flexible enough.
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby Raphi » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:53 am

Hi Ian
Wondering what you did to get the Monza cap tight.
I wanted the cap straight in riding direction and glued it to the tank, but wasn't tight. Saw that you mounted the cap crosswise...
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby Voodooo » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:31 am

iwilson wrote:They're all screw on now. I replaced mine with a monza style cap as many others have done. It took a bit of fettling to get the seal right so it doesn't weep a little when the tank is full.


How does the Monza style cap attach to the aluminum tank? You mean you welded it on? Can you provide a picture please?
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby Raphi » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:03 am

It is just screwed (2.5")
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby Voodooo » Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:56 am

Raphi wrote:It is just screwed (2.5")
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That's bad ass!
I need that.
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby iwilson » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:45 pm

Raphi wrote:Hi Ian
Wondering what you did to get the Monza cap tight.
I wanted the cap straight in riding direction and glued it to the tank, but wasn't tight. Saw that you mounted the cap crosswise...


Mine is just mounted in the orientation that provides the best seal and then rotated to the closest increment of 90 degrees if that makes sense. Screwing it on to tight makes it as prone to leak as not doing it up tight enough. But it was only an issue when the tank is filled to the top.
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby Voodooo » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:54 pm

Do you have a link where you purchased the Monza cap?
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby iwilson » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:43 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/83-5201B-Fuel-Tank-Cap-2-Alloy-Monza-Flip-up-Type-WW72034-/331816981502?hash=item4d41d553fe:g:PmQAAOxyzHxRTujY That's the same seller and part number I got mine from. You do need to be careful as there are different thread versions of the cap.
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Re: Factory options and accessories

Postby Raphi » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:43 pm

iwilson wrote:
Raphi wrote:Hi Ian
Wondering what you did to get the Monza cap tight.
I wanted the cap straight in riding direction and glued it to the tank, but wasn't tight. Saw that you mounted the cap crosswise...


Mine is just mounted in the orientation that provides the best seal and then rotated to the closest increment of 90 degrees if that makes sense. Screwing it on to tight makes it as prone to leak as not doing it up tight enough. But it was only an issue when the tank is filled to the top.

Hi Ian
Allow me one more question. Did you have to seal the ventilation hole in the cap or is the cap tight without sealing this one?
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