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Old 02-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #11
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Thanks fellas! I too am pretty pleased with how it turned out.

One thing that bothers me slightly is the different shades of blue in different places. But you know, you can't get adhesive vinyl sheet in EVERY shade of blue (just 2 shades) and you can't get automotive spraypaint in EVERY shade of blue (just one shade that I was able to find) so you work with what you got. In particular I wish the vinyl on the side covers and the fairing was a bit darker... more like the tank or the rear fender. But that's just the artist in me nitpicking, I guess.

Originally Posted by Zombie_Stomp View Post
Do I have a gig making you a seat cover? If you want the XL logo, I'd need to make 24 seat covers and wait for screenprinting, but I can do the replica seat covers.
Well I would be dumb to say no! My only request is to try to match the shade of blue pretty closely to the tank and rear fender. What shade you got?

Originally Posted by Zombie_Stomp View Post
EXCELLENT BUILD! Having that shop really speeds things up, right? I know testing has been limited, but how is the custom o-ring oil seal holding up thus far? I really love the bracket solution you came up with. Everybody should have one of those on their XL.
Thanks dude! I was because of your concise statement about the decompression shaft seal being the ONLY one you can't change without removing the engine that I came up with that whole thing. At this point the custom O-ring seal insert is working flawlessly. I do seem to have one oil leak, which is where the stator wires exit the case side-cover at the U-shaped grommet seal. I think I assembled that particular area without extra silicone, and later read about using a little extra sealant there.

Originally Posted by Zombie_Stomp View Post
P.S. I would personally enjoy the sight of shock boots on it.
Bar risers? Definitely! When you stand up while foot-steering over the rough stuff, your arms, shoulders, and neck will thank you. Go for the highest rise possible.
Shock boots? Not sure I'm a huge fan. But I'll consider it.
I'm sure I will just make my own bar risers, so I can make them however high I want them. Any suggestions for specific dimensions?

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