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    The blacking out continues

    A big thank you to Dave (bluenose) in helping me in my quest to black out the fasteners on my Iron. The latest editions were fairing screws and mount bolts and coil mount screws.

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    From the title of this thread, there was me thinking the OP was in need of urgent hospital treatment.............

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    More blacking out...of the motorbike haha. Fuel tank bolts, triple tee pinch bolts and mudguard mounting bolts

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    What plug leads did you use for the coil relocation ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davie View Post
    What plug leads did you use for the coil relocation ?
    They came with the relocation kit I purchased off of eBay from Ritual Cycles. Item number 283168680401 for the keyless ignition version. They also carry the keyed ignition version.

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    Thought I would post this here instead of start a new thread. I've just installed black upper shock bolts and a black lower shock mount kit. Both these items were supplied by our very own Bluenose-1956. The lower mount kit isn't currently available yet.

    The lower kit consists of black hardened studs with washers, black dome nuts for the outside and black nyloc nuts for the inside.

    The pictures show the finished installed product. My shocks are aftermarket and narrower so I had to space them to prevent them touching the belt guard on the right and the caliper on the left.

    Very happy with the outcome and the service from Dave (Bluenose-1956) was impeccable as usual. As far as I'm aware this is the first product available to black out the lower shock bolts.



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    Just asking out of curiosity - why relocate the coils?

    On mine, they are behind the headstock / under the tank and are fairly well protected - yours are now out in the open it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gettin'onabit View Post
    Just asking out of curiosity - why relocate the coils?

    On mine, they are behind the headstock / under the tank and are fairly well protected - yours are now out in the open it seems.

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    Coil relocation is something they do in the good ol' US of A with their choppers.

    Many parts of America don't get as much rain as we do here in the UK, so the coil being exposed to the elements doesn't pose a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gettin'onabit View Post
    Just asking out of curiosity - why relocate the coils?

    On mine, they are behind the headstock / under the tank and are fairly well protected - yours are now out in the open it seems.

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    Just for purely aesthetical reasons. I did it at the same time as I lifted the tank and tucked the wires. The mods combined clean the area up nicely.

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    Here is the black lower shock mounting kit.

    Engineers studs, which are black oxide coated high tensile steel, the nuts and washers are black stainless steel. This is my solution to the problem of blacking out the the lower rear shock mounts without compromising their strength. Black stainless would just be too brittle for the load bearing role of supporting the rear shocks. The dome nuts need to be secured using Loctite 272.

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    The kit will cost around £20 on eBay.

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