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finally got the bike out of the old house. judge officially gave it to me in the divorce... so i went and got it!!!

so i finished the coyote kit ( special thanks to "rbentnail" for all his help and encouragement!!!) and now i figured i post the pics i took today with my cellular...





thx again to all who helped me.

im about 3k miles into it, and really appreciate not only the custom look, but also the improved power and responsiveness... and it only cost arnd 130$...

now im thinking about turning the rear end into a belt drive with a wider tire...

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exactly... i get a sick sounding and running bike for a fraction of the cost. all i bought was the cis covers (19.99) locally, then i bought the air cleaner kit from k&n (80.00) then i bought some sheet metal (5.00). the rest was a day in the garage with the carb off. and some easy to follow online instructions from the link z-in-jax gave, and some help from some guys on here...

the bike runs great! fast as hell!!! and it just sounds soo sick!!!

and since i did the work, i got a great story to go with it! i tell people the filter is for a chevy small block ( it is ) and that i "fabricated" the back peice to fit ( cut out some sheet metal) ...

its great... i reccomend it to anyone who wants the feel of the intake exhast power, minus the 800$ price tag.

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o. and almost forgot. one screw from home depot (33cents)...

im gonna go ride right now.

ha ha

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all i got left to do now is a "recto-relocate"... that cant be too hard can it?

thx for all the help.

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all i got left to do now is a "recto-relocate"... that cant be too hard can it?

thx for all the help.

zuke
You talking about the rectifier on the left side just ahead of the rear wheel? If so, I had relocated mine to up front under the radiator. The cable for it is plenty long enough and the threaded holes are already there. Pie job!
 

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the one on gadgets site shows how to put it in front of the rear tire. on the swing arm? how does yours look in front? pretty good? i think hiding it in the back seems a bit more out of sight to me.

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I thought gadgets site shows how to move it from the rear tire/swing arm area to under the radiator. It was easy to do and IMHO looked better hidden and not hanging down in the middle of nowhere. I'll have to check that out again, it's been a while.

Have you got a pic of the left side of your bike? Just wondering what you did to fill "the hole" between the cylinders and where your rectifier currently is.

And BTW, I sold my 1500 in Jan '08 and bought the FJR in my avatar. Here's a bigger one
 

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heres the one im thinkin of...

"Another Option from Dieter Stein"

Rectifier Relocate

the second one they show. i dont know if im down for putting the recto in the front, i would think that too many rocks and debris would be flying at it... what does it do anyways?

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heres the one im thinkin of...

"Another Option from Dieter Stein"

Rectifier Relocate

the second one they show. i dont know if im down for putting the recto in the front, i would think that too many rocks and debris would be flying at it... what does it do anyways?

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I see what you mean. I did the first one. Having it there is no big deal as far as rocks and debris is concerned and no fabrication necessary.

Your bike has an alternator for "making" electricity. An alternator puts out alternating current, or AC. But your bike operates on direct current, or DC. The rectifier is the device that converts AC to DC.
 

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....AND properly puts it back into your battery! :D

I did it on my 1500 too, just as Russ mentioned. it's a cake job. take the chrome side cover off, relocate the wires to the front, and the same screws will hold it onto two holes in the bracket below the radiator.

By the way...I went with the Moroso cover on my coyote kit. the cover was $35 and the K&N filter was about the same. You paid $80 for the K&N? Does that include the cover? What's the 20 bucks for "cis covers"?
 

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Has anyone done this on their VN900? How is the open filter element in the rain? Seems to me it would get wet just sitting there.
 

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ran in the rain a while back... ran great... the rain just kinda goes around it... but i wouldnt do it in too much of a down pour...

also... the moroso cover was impossible to find, and the only place that could get it was full of DB's... so i bailed...

the K&N cover was so expensive becuase it was the filter and the backplate and the cover and the sealant pads... a lot of throw away stuff...

but i just like the look of the KnN sign, does the moroso cover say moroso on it? i wasnt sure, but KnN just looks cool! and it the filter fits with no modifications to the old backer... and all you have to do is get a longer screw.

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Yeah, it says moroso on it. I liked it because moroso is more of a throw-back hotrod type of name. it looks pretty much the same, and it came as a kit too. I had to buy the K&N separate. Since you got it all together for $80, that's not a bad price.
 

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yeah, it fits well, the website says to put the door strip stuff around it to ensure the seal, but the filter has grooves in it that cause it to naturally seal itself to the stock back mount... i just made sure the screw i put in was a flat head screw so i could put in loose and see if it changes possition on me!

i am pretty pleased with the set up so far... today i did a 300 mile ride from phx up to yarnell then to prescott to the casino , then all around prescott then down the 17 towards new river then to surprise! great trip, no problems at all

and best of all, no popping from the pipes, even in the high country!

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