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Badbueller
Posted on Friday, January 08, 2021 - 10:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I just installed some chin fairing brackets from Dean Adams so I could finally run a chin fairing with my drummer exhaust. I noticed that the bracket is directly below the oil filter. Can the oil filter be removed with the brackets installed?
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Skipbarberman
Posted on Saturday, January 09, 2021 - 12:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I haven't found a way. Kind of a PIA, but it sounds/looks/works so good, I figure I could deal with it. If you figure out a way, I'd love to know.
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Badbueller
Posted on Saturday, January 09, 2021 - 09:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I was afraid of that. I couldnít find anyone asking or complaining about that before.
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Tpehak
Posted on Saturday, January 09, 2021 - 12:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The lack of possibility of removing the oil filter is not the only issues with non stock exhaust. You also are not able to lift the motorcycle using muffler as support.

(Message edited by TPEHAK on January 09, 2021)
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Badbueller
Posted on Saturday, January 09, 2021 - 01:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The Drummer exhaust has been on the bike for over a decade, but Iím just installing the chin spoiler brackets and chin spoiler now. I went ahead and changed out my 2005 kickstand for a newer on with the different pivot bolt.

I had just not noticed until the new chin spoiler brackets were installed how close it was to to the bottom of the filter. I was hoping someone had a workaround. Maybe a shorter filter?
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Skipbarberman
Posted on Saturday, January 09, 2021 - 01:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Honestly, it just becomes part of the routine. Worthwhile trade-off for the sound in my opinion.
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Badbueller
Posted on Saturday, January 09, 2021 - 01:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If my holes lined up correctly on the bracket the right side wouldnít be too bad to put on. I think mine was bent out of spec so it was hard to install. I reached out to Dean.
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Skipbarberman
Posted on Saturday, January 09, 2021 - 01:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Mine was a b*tch too. It matters in what order you put it on. Again, I know it's a PIA, but worth it in my opinion. Once you start 'messing' with anything, it's almost never as easy as stock. Tradeoffs.
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D_adams
Posted on Saturday, January 09, 2021 - 07:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

All of the aftermarket chin fairing brackets (jardine, drummer, mine and whoever else makes them) are pretty much made the exact same way. My apologies for your difficulties, but I've probably sold between 175-200 of them and installed at least 15-20 sets here locally at my house.
Mine are all cut on a waterjet machine and checked against a master set to verify they're still correct after 5-6 years of making them. I installed a brand new set on an xb9 (2007 model) this morning just to verify once again that they were manufactured correctly. I can supply photos if needed, but the set I tried here went on without a whole lot of fuss.
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Badbueller
Posted on Saturday, January 09, 2021 - 10:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I believe that Iím installing correctly. I have to install the front hole on the right side first to get it on at all. Itís just more fuss than I expected. I wasnít trying to call you out Dean; the brackets look to be very nice quality and are more than sturdy. I have no idea why Iím having fitment issues. I was mostly just asking here if anyone has found a way to remove the filter without removing the bracket.
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Skipbarberman
Posted on Saturday, January 09, 2021 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Agreed - It's beefy Dean, nicely built. I struggled initially, but figured it out and just rinse/repeat now. I love this pipe, but there is no way that I know of to change the oil without taking the bracket off.
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Badbueller
Posted on Monday, January 11, 2021 - 11:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It was a bit of a pain, but it looks good all mounted up!


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