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Failure!

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While out riding today (and wasn't it a beautiful day to be out riding!) I felt something fall and hit my boot...and then it was gone. No idea what it was, and nothing seemed to be missing...until I got home and realized what it was:

Windshield vent
Windshield vent

The handle that operates my windshield vent cracked and fell right off! Never saw that happen before!


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I don't remember exactly when it was last year or where we were now. All I remember was feeling something hit my right foot. I didn't see anything approaching and I didn't see anything behind me afterward. I also haven't found anything missing since then and it's been in for service a few times since then. I'm glad it wasn't anything important.

Also glad yours wasn't anything major.
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I had a similar incident, but what fell off hit my wife's foot, quickly looked for missing parts and then realized my fairly expensive Seiko Kenitics wrist watch was gone, suspect the band broke. Knowing it was toast and then most certainly run over many times as we were in heavy traffic, I just motored on.
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So, now, I guess, we will have to stop making jokes about parts falling off Harleys, huh?
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^ No, and we can still joke about o̶i̶l̶ ̶l̶e̶a̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ them marking their territory!
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Re: Failure!

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The tupperware piece over the timing belt covers (below radiator grilles) fell off last week, fortunately I was going slow down a city street and heard it skidding on the pavement and stopped immediately.

Fortunately it was largely undamaged, broke the tabs off each corner that are supposed to catch on the lower vented cover that goes over the oil filter, the one held on by screws.

This has never fit correctly, the lower cover is a quarter inch too low to engage that center piece correctly, and i can't find any reason for it. And no way to raise that lower piece higher, the mounts don't allow.

So I'll be doing a little ABS repair to replace the broken catch tabs, but I'll make them a quarter inch longer to engage the lower piece properly.....
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The vent lever on my bike went to pieces last fall. Lost the spring and little ball. Ordered a new vent.
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Pam wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:11 pm The vent lever on my bike went to pieces last fall. Lost the spring and little ball. Ordered a new vent.
The same thing happens to my dad's bike. He actually had a hard time looking for parts where he can buy it.
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I got mine from a place in Montreal, called Fortnine. Fit perfect.
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Fortunately, Cyclemax is just a few miles down the road from me, so I stopped by there on Monday and picked up a new vent. A little bit of work with a Dremel tool to make it fit my extra-thick Tulsa windshield, and it's good as new!


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