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JamezMon Jun-12-06 08:29 AM
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"battery cover blues"


  

          

Greetings,
I have run a single carb on my 75 850 for a number of years with complete satisfaction, almost. When I received my carburetor, cable, air filter and one into two manifold I removed the old twins and installed the new which meant removing the old airbox. The airbox has an arm, of sorts, that the left hand side plate, battery cover, is held in place with. I have reluctantly held the side plate in place with zip ties over the years. My ? is, is there an after market bracket to fix this? And aint' it funny this isn't mentioned in the ad for the new carb?? Any advice will be appreciated.

  

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dynodaveWed Jun-14-06 02:01 PM
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#1. "RE: battery cover blues"
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The kit is likely a "generic" commando kit.
So from 68-75 there are many versions that would have to be covered in the instructions.

So the carb part, they tell you about,...... and the "bike" part of the conversion is up to you.

For the 75, you would have to get a 71-74 toolbox and the dzus fastener assy from the 71-74. Probably cut away the inside panel of the tool box for battery clearance.

Alternately you can custom make a Z shaped bracket to screw/weld/pop rivet to the 75 cover and bolt to the hole in the frame cross over web above the carbs. This would simulate the early bracket.

dave
75...no mikuni

  

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MichaelBFri Jun-23-06 08:40 AM
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#2. "RE: battery cover blues"
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Same problem when you go to a K & N with Amals on a 75.
I fashioned my own out of plumbers tape, (perforated strapping material)some foam and a couple of stove bolts with wing nuts.
I wrapped the taped around the frame tube shielded with foam, pinched it with a bolt and nut, extended it over to the cover and attached the bolt and nut. The wing nut for ease of use.

www.RockPointCycle.com has a 'P' clamp that does this very same thing and looks nicer.

www.Oldbritts.com has a very nice fabricated piece also.

I had my 75 for years and now have some earlier Nortons with the dzus fitting. I prefer the convenience of the 75 with not having to fittle around under the tank.

HTH

Mike

  

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WindjammerSat Jul-01-06 04:05 AM
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#3. "RE: battery cover blues"
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I used the pre-fabricated piece from Oldbritts. It's well made and has a nice appearance, but be wary of the dzus fastener they provide. Mine fell out right away and the side cover fell off during one of the first rides with that bracket. Never saw that side cover again, but that's another story. Just use a more secure fastener and it should work fine.

  

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