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#1 Likesspace OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2014 - 08:49 PM

Hi guys...

 

Haven't been on much lately due to life. There is just so much to do this time of year and I haven't even had time to play with the DB.

 

I did however take a few minutes to put the cowling on the tractor this past Sunday. This is the first time that I've been able to mount the cowling/tank mount on the transmission and I was basically making sure that everything fit okay with the new motor.

 

Well when I first raised the cowling and then lowered it back into place I noticed that the paint had been rubbed off of the rear of the cowling by contact with the handlebars. 

When I installed the cowling/tank mount I did not install the cowling latch due to not knowing how it was supposed to attach.

 

My question is this: Will the cowling latch keep the cowling from contacting the handlebars and marring the paint? Also, how does the latch attach to the mount? 

I just want to make sure that after I repair the paint that this problem doesn't keep popping up in the future. 

 

Thanks in advance and I hope that everyone is finally enjoying some spring weather like we are in Illinois. 



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Posted May 03, 2014 - 04:16 AM

The hood on my tractor will rub the handlebars also. The latch or prop mounts to the front left gas tank strap bolt.


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Posted May 10, 2014 - 05:00 PM

I try to post a picture of this later to show how it goes.
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Posted May 11, 2014 - 12:46 AM

Here it is on my 5756 tractor.

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#5 Likesspace OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 03:03 PM

Amigatec....

 

That pic helps a lot.

Once I find time to get back to working on the tractor I'll have something to reference.

Man, I'd forgotten how busy spring can be!

 

Thanks again.

 

Dave 



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Posted May 16, 2014 - 06:44 PM

Likesspace,

Looking at the picture it looks like the latch is pointing back towards the handle bars to much. This may lead to your hood resting on the bars. My latches on my DB's point at a slight angle. About 1 or 2 o'clock and I have no rubbing on the bars. I think this is the proper setting as one of my latches has a lip on the bottom to help set the proper angler of the latch.

 

Gary






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