I actually did have to yank the plugs on my BMW in the middle of Utah a couple months ago, but I digress... The thing that cracks me up with the Duc "toolkit" is that the whole bike is held together with Allen bolts, and what sort of fastener removal/installation tool do they give you? A ^&*&*(%* SCREWDRIVER! I think maybe they were actually trying to be funny...Thats a tool kit... wow. When was the last time anyone actually had to change a spark on the road???
I'm a little surprised, given how many vendors are producing fancy solutions to minor problems (not a slam, there are some really LOVELY frivolous and not-so-frivolous accessories out there) that someone hasn't come up with a prop rod that:My prop rod pulled out one clip almost right away, and recently pulled out the other.
I'm not crazy about the way it holds the tank either....
Is that another thing that they screwed up on the newer models?Another question about the tank, how about the tank latch, is there a science to latching that, we always have to fiddle with it a lot to get it just right??
My visualization skills are weak... Does anyone have a photo handy?can you retro-fit an older style prop rod? no problems with the one on my 99. it sits on the left side under the tank. it has a hook bent on one end, and that is snapped around a frame tube, one that crosses the bike, on the other end it snaps into v-shaped thingy, kinda beside and below the battery. this seems to work well.
Honda is a profane word here. ;DYou have to change the * in the last link to a o for it to work. Why does it do that??
Is that another thing that they screwed up on the newer models?
On the old ones, you need to make sure that the "wire" loop goes on the correct side of the piece it hooks into, on the ignition side, then center the tank and flip the latch down.