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I'm doing the winter maintenance on my bike and found the coolant reservoir tank has split along the top seam so I'm going to replace it. I have the upper and lower half-fairings removed so I can access 3 of the 4 bolts. Does anyone know what I need to remove to get to that upper bolt? I'm hoping I don't have to remove the headlight fairing...
 

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Only a couple fasteners more and the top section comes off easily.

Then you can access the heated grips plug and tap into a switched power source (handy for accessories), mount your EZ Pass under the fairing, gain better access to replace your incandescent headlights with some LEDs, all kinds of neat stuff under there!




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Happy New Year and safe riding to us all.
I do not mean to hijack the thread but
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would you care to recommend type and or brand of Led type bulbs, noting that my bike is having H7 and H9 regular bulbs.
Thank you
 

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Highjacker!

I am using LED bulbs from Cyclops Adventure Sports. They cast a good beam that doesn’t blind oncoming traffic. Active cooling and have small power supplies that are easily concealed.



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Happy New Year and safe riding to us all.
I do not mean to hijack the thread but
MLUKASON
would you care to recommend type and or brand of Led type bulbs, noting that my bike is having H7 and H9 regular bulbs.
Thank you
I also have the Cyclops lights:

 

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Looks like you have the answer

Only a couple fasteners more and the top section comes off easily.

Then you can access the heated grips plug and tap into a switched power source (handy for accessories), mount your EZ Pass under the fairing, gain better access to replace your incandescent headlights with some LEDs, all kinds of neat stuff under there!




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Thanks, Mike!
 

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I'm doing the winter maintenance on my bike and found the coolant reservoir tank has split along the top seam so I'm going to replace it. I have the upper and lower half-fairings removed so I can access 3 of the 4 bolts. Does anyone know what I need to remove to get to that upper bolt? I'm hoping I don't have to remove the headlight fairing...
I installed the new reservoir tank, but not completely. There is a part called a "bush" (item number 21 on the attached image) that fits in the filler neck. It is basically a short metal tube. I was able to easily remove the bush from the old tank since the tank was split open along the filler neck and top seam. I suspect the bush is what caused the split as it is a very tight fit. I tried tapping the bush into the new tank with a small dead-blow hammer, but no luck. Does anyone think I can get by without this tube?

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It wouldn't be there if the designer felt it wasn't needed. If I was in a similar situation I'd look to a machinist buddy to shave off the bushing's exterior surface to ensure a less snug fitment.
 

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This sleeve or bushing is really thin. I think a little dressing with some Emory cloth will reduce the size enough to get the proper interference fit.


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