Time for another mod!

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  1. omslaw

    omslaw Michelle owns my Busa Staff Member Administrator Registered

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    Treated myself to another mod.

    This arrived a couple of days ago - Thanks Gixer! beerchug.gif

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  2. omslaw

    omslaw Michelle owns my Busa Staff Member Administrator Registered

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    Decided to install it last night. Pulled the old one off - the gasket was stubborn! Cleaned all the bolts with brake cleaner to get all the oil off. Used loctite on everything.

    (Sorry for the crappy pics - used camera phone this morning)

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  3. omslaw

    omslaw Michelle owns my Busa Staff Member Administrator Registered

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    Here's another - Notice the signs in the background biggrin.gif

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    Looks good! beerchug.gif

    Quick question and excuse my ignorance but is there a function for these other than looks? Looks alone is enough reason for it though!
     
  5. omslaw

    omslaw Michelle owns my Busa Staff Member Administrator Registered

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    Thanks!

    Yes, the cover is MUCH stronger than the stock one. The Woodcraft cover is machined out of solid billet. The colored slider is replaceable.

    If one were to go down on the left side, the stock cover is usually toast; it cracks/breaks and oil leaks out - no chance of riding after that.

    With the Woodcraft cover, it will likely survive and possibly only the slider will need replacing! I know of a couple of people who dropped their Busa on the left side and cracked the stock cover - wouldn't happen with the Woodcraft cover. cool.gif
     
  6. omslaw

    omslaw Michelle owns my Busa Staff Member Administrator Registered

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    PS - the cover is available in 3 finishes: anodized black, the bright dip (that you see above), and a polished. The slider comes in several colors - I can't recall all of them, but there's: blue, red, black, aluminum (silver)...

    Also, several folks have had their cover/sliders painted to match the bike!
     
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    I think thats my next Mod,,,Looks great! bowdown.gif
    Price? Tips on install SHOCKED.gif
     
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    Looks great Omar bowdown.gif

    So, what do the signs in the background say? I can't read 'em...
     
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    omslaw Michelle owns my Busa Staff Member Administrator Registered

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    (ugh - when I resized the crappy camera phone pic...it got more crappy)


    RESERVED
    MOTORCYCLES



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    super.gif rockin good looks
     
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    cool.gif I was thinking you had some special signs made up saying "Omar is da man" laugh.gif tounge.gif
     
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    omslaw Michelle owns my Busa Staff Member Administrator Registered

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    Check with the Board Sponsors for a price wink.gif

    As for the install - fairly easy. Pull the existing stator cover and remove the stator from the inside (3 bolts) and the wiring harness (2 bolts).

    Clean these bolts well since they are immersed in engine oil. I used brake cleaner; sprayed them a couple of times, wiping them clean after each spraying. You want to get the oil off since you will be using loctite when re-installing them.

    Reinstall the stator and harness in the new cover, install new gasket (comes with cover) and reinstall cover.

    Took about 40 minutes to do, that included pulling the fairing, cleaning everything, and reinstalling...
     
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    omslaw Michelle owns my Busa Staff Member Administrator Registered

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    LOL! I didn't want to push my luck tounge.gif

    It took me two years of bugging my VP's of HR and Operations to get those two spots reserved!

    Most days there are two Busas, M109R, Ninja ZX 9R, Vulcan, Maxim 700, and 3 Shadows... We pack 'em in there!
     

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    I installed mine a few weeks ago - and I really like the look. Most people who've met me and seen Bessie know that I am not much for the bling factor, but the brushed anodized looks great without being over the top (for me)... Two things that I noticed on mine -
    The billet cover gets extremely hot and stays that way.... also, after running mine for about an hour, I checked the TQ (a recommendation from Heavy) and noticed than TQ had slipped on all the bolts - expansion/shrinakge with heat - so you may want to check them periodically... and +100 on the bolt cleaning for the coil... the loctite will not adhere to the bolts if they are oiled - it is possible for the bolts to back out and cause some electrical problems and worse...

    Anyway, I picked mine up via John (GixerHP) and I am really glad I did... Hal did a great job of cosmetically cleaning and painting my cover at the Bash... but this really improved the look (as if I needed an excuse to do a mod!)
     
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    omslaw Michelle owns my Busa Staff Member Administrator Registered

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    I installed mine a few weeks ago[/Quote]

    What - no pics?? poke.gif tounge.gif


    and noticed than TQ had slipped on all the bolts - expansion/shrinakge with heat - so you may want to check them periodically[/Quote]


    Which bolts? All of them or just the external ones?
     
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    That looks good !!!! I might have to get an anodized black one, my stock cover is all scratched up ! I hear some people say that you don't have to drain the oil ? Did you ?
     
  18. omslaw

    omslaw Michelle owns my Busa Staff Member Administrator Registered

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    Nope, don't have to drain the oil. A little leaked out - maybe a teaspoon-ful.

    I had my bike on the rear stand, so it was level. If it were on the side-stand, it's possible that more may leak. But most of the oil should be down in the pan...
     
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    I wanted to pick up a black anodized one when they had the GB not long ago, but the funds were not there. I want the black with the stainless puck.
     
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    Looks Great!
     

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