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A while ago someone posted a link to a site where you can buy clear cam covers. Upon seeing them I had to have them. I paid 84 bucks for them and them to journey their way to my house from England ;D . Anyways I have them mounted and any questions are welcome. Here are some pictures.




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Nice bike! The clear covers look pretty sharp. What's the little pouch thing strapped to the frame just in front of the fuel pump mount?
 

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Looks like a disk lock pouch...
 

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Yeah you are right. That is my krypto lock. Never can be too careful around these NC backwoods:)
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That's a cool place to keep the lock. Mine only has a belt clip in it's pouch, which I don't really care for. I may have to look at a way to sew a strap and buckle on.
 

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I just lock my Krypto to the frame in the same spot. It doesn't mar the finish and it doesn't rattle. My 2 cents, but I like the pouch too :)
 

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Those are pretty trick. How "ditry" will it get in there? is there grease and such being slung around on the inside of those covers?
 

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Well it wasn't dirty until I got my bottom gasket leak on the vertical cylinder. Other than that nothing slings around. Unless you have something slicing around your belts nothing can get in to messy things up. Least I hop

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Looks awesome! I've been interested in these covers for a while.

Questions:
1) Did the cover screw on without problems? Tight fit?
2) Is there one for the M1000?

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The old covers contain more sections so they are easier to get around all the drain lines, fuel hoses, oil cooler line, so my only problem with mounting was finagling around all those parts. It fits very nicely. I don't know if they have one for the 1000, check out that website. I think they are soooo much cooler than Carbon ones and sooo much cheaper. They look nice with darks too.
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I have seen quite a few shots of your bike now. Do you really run without a pipe? How does the bike run? And how loud is it?
 

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Yes I really do run without a pipe. I don't know why but whenever I switch pipes on anything I own I always like to run around without mufflers just to see..... I did it first on my 280ZX when I was putting headers and cat back on it, and god was that a great sound! So I wrecked and my pipes got scratched and dented, I took them off because I was changing rear sets too. I got the rear sets on but the pipes just never made it back on. I'm really starting to love the look of it.
The bike runs good. I lost alot of bottom end, it feels like I have more top end by the seat of the pants but then again, thats the seat of the pants, and its also louder which makes it seem faster. I have a jet kit so it has enough fuel, it just has a bit more trouble cranking up. With the pipes on it would just crank with one touch of the starter, now it needs a lil coaxing from the throttle. No real differences in running once its cranked. It is LOUD!!!! god it sounds cool! Harley guys and crotch rocket guys have no idea what is going on. I have gone on an hour ride with no ear plugs and regretted it, however I have heard many harley's with straight pipes that are alot louder. Actually some jap bikes with those yoshimura's are in my opinion louder too. It sounds awesome and pounds the ground. The only thing I don't like is the rasp that it emits when I let off the throttle between 3500 and 5500 rpm's. In fact that is the loudest noise it makes. It sounds like a tractor trailer jake brake. If you keep in the throttle a lil and don't get all the way off it is managable. The bike also has alot less engine braking with no pipes, and requires more clutching when starting. Sure does help cars know you are coming though :) So yes, I do run without a pipe, I'm young of course I'm going to do dumb stuff like this :D
So I hope this answers your question Dennis.
Have no others on this forum ever tried this?
 
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