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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2009, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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TOC stator cover conversion

Has anybody done one?? Do you still have to pull the engine first time in to do the retro??
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Yes, you have to pull the engine and remove the outer cover to send to TOC for the machining. Here is full info from their site:
http://www.tocmanufacturing.com/Side_Cover_mod.htm
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Well, you do not have to pull the engine, but at least tilt in in the frame, so you can remove the stock cover..


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Well, you do not have to pull the engine, but at least tilt in in the frame, so you can remove the stock cover..


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I stand corrected by KM, but a tilt is only about 10 minutes short of a pull according to a recent thread. So it is still quite a bit of work.

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Pulling the engine and paying $450 for the convenience of not having to pull it again seems like a decision based upon an overly optimistic assessment regarding the length of time a person would own a given VN750, given their pricing in the market.
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I sort of agree with Hammmy. I've thought about doing this but I would have to make absolutely sure that I was going to keep the Vulcan for a very long time for it to be worth the time, cost and effort.

Don't get me wrong, I love my 750, but I've also thought about trading up in a few years.


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I have thought about cutting and welding the frame if it ever comes up, has anybody done this??
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EdAlbris has modified his frame. Believe he took a subframe from another bike and welded it into place. Photos are in his gallery.

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I have thought about cutting and welding the frame if it ever comes up, has anybody done this??
Only if you fabricate a VERY solid jig to hold it all in place prior to cutting.

I would sleeve the frame at the cuts prior to welding them back on, clearances may be tight for getting clean steel and a good weld.

Sooo, unless you already have a frame jig, it would be much faster to pull the motor even if you have access to a complete fab shop.

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