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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dysan View Post
    Can this mod be done on a 109 with 2 inch risers? That brake line junction thingy is right behind the headlight cowling where the tach would go. How can I make room for the tach if that thing has to be there.

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    You loosen the bolt that holds the T junction and just turn the junction counter clockwise, as far as you can. There is a small tab on the left side that needs to be bent out of the way. There's not a lot of room, but there IS enough.

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    Spankster, many thanks for the how to. Just finished mine and it turned out awesome.

    Heads up to anybody trying this mod:

    When you move the brake lines that little bit to the left be sure the line doesnt bow out into the cowl. It took about a half an hour to figure out why the cowl wouldn't go back on flush. But other than that, smooth sailing.

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    Default nice tip.

    Quote Originally Posted by seapup View Post
    Push the center of the pin until it "pops":


    After you pull them out, they'll look like this:


    Push the center pins out part way so they protrude past the head like this:


    When you reinstall them, place the pin in the hole and push the center of the pin until it "snaps" flush with the head.
    very simple but nice tip
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    On a scale from one to ten. one being fun 10 being a PITA.... this was a 12. As everyone said the cowl sucked. As a hint use painters tape t okeep from scratching the cowl and tach. i didnt pull the tape off til everything was done and mounted.


    good riddance tach
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    Hay is there is there way u can post more detailed pips
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman70 View Post
    Hay is there is there way u can post more detailed pips
    I am cowl-off in the middle of this mod right now. What do you want "pips" of?

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    any you got that show were to mount it back
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    and do you take the black piece all the way out cutt it down?
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    you cant get the black piece all the way off..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuciousBlvd View Post
    you cant get the black piece all the way off..

    Sure you can.

    I am also doing away with the entire signal housing under the cowl, so I am re-routing the brake lines so they pass to the rear of the forks between the trees rather than below the bottom tree.

    I removed the calipers and the brake line bracket on the fender and ran the line with the caliper leading the way. Like that, I was able to get the brake lines through the black plastic back cowl plate. The rest of the wires unplug and that is that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman70 View Post
    and do you take the black piece all the way out cutt it down?
    Don't remove it completely or you will get light from the headlight bouncing back at you. Just cut away a profile of the tach housing out of it so that it fits around it.
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    Happy thanksgiveing everyone
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    Default Tach Relo notes

    I was just looking at the instructions for Rivco's kit. I did mine relocation yesterday via this post and even after the black cowling fit, the headlight scoop didn't wanna bolt up, so it's been gnawing at me. On Rivco's kit you remove the 5 Phillips screws that hold the chrome housing around the tach and trim a small triangular tab off the underside of the headlight scoop chrome. Think during the cold weather this week I'm gonna investigate this as it would relieve some pressure on the scoop in that area. They also don't mention cutting the cowling in their kit but in their pictures the cowlings not in place.

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    i had trouble with mine to but i looked at it closer and i need to cut some more on black part behind the headlight a little then should go back no prob
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    yeah just put the light up to it and see if you need to trim just a little more. Mine took probably 10 times of that. Just keep trimming just a little more and a little more. You will get it.

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    excellent job, thanks! im gonna get this done before my trip to san antonio next month!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seapup View Post
    Push the center of the pin until it "pops":


    After you pull them out, they'll look like this:


    Push the center pins out part way so they protrude past the head like this:


    When you reinstall them, place the pin in the hole and push the center of the pin until it "snaps" flush with the head.

    these should be on all the cars too. I hate the other ones. these r so simple to get on and off withcout destroying anythig to pry them off like the other ones

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    Just completed this and it looks soo much better now!

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    It would be nice to revive the pics for this post...I want to do it. I could do it with the description, but the pics would be a nice touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzcut View Post
    It would be nice to revive the pics for this post...I want to do it. I could do it with the description, but the pics would be a nice touch.
    try saving the theard to your desktop, thats what i did and to my surpise the pics appeared

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    Tried it, my computer wont let it happen.
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    I have also tried and cannot get the original pics to show up. Does anyone else have them?

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    I cannot see any pictures either. If someone can try to re-post, it would help a lot.
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    planning on this mod over the winter along with others..IMO it cleans up the bike real nice..

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    I can't see the pictures on this mod can anyone send me pictures or tell me how to maybe fix my computer were i can see them.

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    Post #7 in this thread looks to me to be the easiest way to do this mod:

    https://www.m109riders.com/forums/sho...18#post1309618

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    Thanks Grampi, that helped a bit. I will be in a cast for a while in December so I will have some time to muck around in the garage....I will post some pics of what I do if I ever get around to figuring out the pic post method.
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    when i bought this bike it had the tach mod already done but I really didn't like the way the tach just sat on the tripple tree ....Plus, I thought it would scratch the surface over time, and sadly I was right.
    I recently added 2" risers and thought I would try to sink the tach further down into the cowl. when I removed the tach, there were two areas of scratches on the surface of the trip tree

    On the face of the trip tree toward the btm, there is a bracket with a screw/bolt, which allows the btm of the tach to rest on it -pretty solid. I just had to dremmel off the part of the tach where it bolted to the risers then smooth it out so it would fit snug to the front face of the trip tree. I also ended up using some hook & loop type velcro on the btm of the tach (pressed against the front face of the trip tree) for added support. Kinda cheesy, but until I come up with something else it's very solid --not too noticeable unless you really look closely.
    anyway, the previous owners attempts to cut a hole for the tach left me with a larger gap than I needed and now that it's sunk a bit down further, there is a gap above the tach. I'm going to have to come up with something to fill the gaps. (Maybe some mesh painted black & hot glued to the inside of cowl?) Your ideas are
    I also added car door edge protector (Black) around the edge of the black cowl housing thingy to help clean it up
    Looks great where it now is and is easily viewable ... pics arent great but it was dark outside when I tooks them
    This pic was before I centered the tach but you can see where it sits against the tree.

    I'll get better pics when it stops raining & i can take it out in the light!

    almost hidden from the side view (again, better pics later!)
    Last edited by mojo!k; 01-18-2011 at 01:29 PM.

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