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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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It's Time to Play...Name! That! Motorcycle Part!

While digging into the left side cover to get to the R/R terminals, I dropped a tool into the labyrinthine cavity between the frame, the battery box, the engine, the swing arm, and all the other craziness going on there. I got it, but my magnet-on-a-stick also pulled out the following:



Apparently ferrous, overall length .285 inches, base diameter .500. There's a groove between the base and the next big cylindrical section.

Any ideas? I'd really like to hear it's not a motorcycle part or not an important one...

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2010, 12:58 AM
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It's part of the oil pump pressure regulator valve, and this is not good for you!!!

This can cause severe and/or catastrophic engine failure if this were an actual part from your bike. Just messin' with ya' !! ROTFLMAO

You picked up a stray part from a Harley!!!


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VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
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PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
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It's either the cover from the Frazen valve or the end of the Shnanark pin which is what holds your degronerator up.

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Trailer axle cover cap.

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Trailer axle cover cap.
It's solid steel and only 1/2" in diameter so it would have to ba a very small axle.


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REBUILT ENGINE
CUSTOM PAINT
VANCE & HINES CRUZERS
EAR SHAVED AND RE-JETTED W/K&N'S
DUNLOP ELITE K591 FRONT & REAR
VOLTMETER
SYNTHETIC BRAKE FLUID
SYNTHETIC OIL & GEAR LUBE
PLEXISTAR 2 WINDSHIELD
SPLINES LUBED
ACCT'S GREASED W/TOC SPRINGS
COASTERD
LEATHER SADDLE BAGS
LEATHER TOOL AND ROLL BAG
PICKUP COILS GAPPED AT .018"
NGK CAP, WIRES, IRIDUMS
BARNETT FRICTION PLATES & SPRINGS
CUSTOM GRIPS, MIRRORS, LEVERS
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It's solid steel and only 1/2" in diameter so it would have to ba a very small axle.
Yeah, that's what I meant, off a very small trailer.

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Do you ever see any clear smoke...???
Anyway it is the stopper for the left side of the smoke grinder, usually they smoke a bit but that is all, you can't usually see the smoke as it is clear...
If you put it back, be sure and clean the black off or sooner or later the smoke will be black and embarassing to ride... As black as that one is on the inside flat I would suspect someone has been running kerosene and moth balls for a while...
Of course that is just my opinion, others may see signs of some other fuel being run...
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It is not a motorcycle part...at least not a vulcans. My guess it is part of a small flashlight or the cap off one of those retractable magnetic tellscopic things you use to fish out lost parts in you bike...(Ironic huh?)


Just about all the motor parts are aluminum, and it definitely is looks like a cap for some tubular thing. At first I thought it was an old fork tube cap...untill I read the size.

There are alot of things that can fall into the works of someones bike that are not bike parts. Hell. I had mice living in my bikes tail section.......


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It is not a motorcycle part...at least not a vulcans. My guess it is part of a small flashlight or the cap off one of those retractable magnetic tellscopic things you use to fish out lost parts in you bike...(Ironic huh?)
Not that ironic, in retrospect.
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My guess is,it's a a cap from a universal joint minus the needle bearings one would nomally find inside. I think it could have been dropped there by the person who was trying to find something besides a marble to "marble" their reed valve hoses.
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