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I picked up a set of these from the local speed shop... Very cool. Check them out at JEGS. Part numbers 35-21120 and 35-20120.
 

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Tom

I'm interested in what you have but can't find those part numbers at JEGS website. :roll: I just typed the PN's you posted but they both come up invalid? Do you have a direct link? Thanks ...

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You are right Tim.... Should be 135-21120 and 135-20120 :oops:
 

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I bought the Billet Specialties flamed ones (135-21320). One nice thing is - you can separate the top cover from the bottom, and bring it to a chromer if you want. I did that, and they (Breather and PCV valve) match perfectly to the valve covers now.

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I have this same set but I got sick of polishing them so I had them chrome plated . Came out very nice . I also had my axle adjuster cones chromed . Now if I get my rims and calipers chromed I'll be a happy man. Since I moved out in the boon docks this hard well water to wash the bikes is really doing a number on my unchromed alum . If I use the house water that has been thru the softener to wash the bikes it's worse . Anyone else have this problem and a solution ? I hear they may run water lines thru my neck of the woods in 2007 .

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Olaf ,

While looking at the picture you posted of your breather I noticed that your header covers looked different to me . On yours the 2 cut outs between cylinders are square where on my 2000 the cut outs are angled on each side. I guess I never noticed that the 1999's were different until now . I'm not saying they look bad , just different .

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Jack, what about using a waterless cleaner. I use Honda Chrome/cleaner polish. This stuff is a miracle in a can. It even works well on the windshield and the shield on your helmet if you have one. Makes the rain sheet off so you can still see where your going. I use it on paint, aluminum and chrome parts to maintain any polish work I've already accomplished with heavy products. I use it when the bike is very dirty (but at those times it takes more clean towels than normal) and when I only want to brighten it up. It keeps the polished aluminum very shiny. It works well for me and I only use water to wash my bikes maybe once a year to do a deep cleaning (areas that I can't get to very well with a towel or cloth. I then use the polish all over the bike to brighten it up. It's good stuff.
 

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Ricky ,
I'll have to try that . Up here in Central N.Y. because I do a lot of riding I usually have to wash my bikes once a week because either they got trashed from getting caught in a rain storm or just to get the bugs and road dust off . Because my bike is mostly black I hate to try to wipe the dust off because of swirling or scratching the finish so I wash it . Also when I stay in Florida on the ocean I cover the bike but the bike still gets that salt mist on it and I know that's not good for polished alum . so I wash it often while staying there .

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Thanks everyone for the right PN's ... VERY NICE! How tall are these Tom? I need to raise my tank for other reasons but right now it's very close!

Loaf - Your setup looks awesome, I like the flames
 

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Plug Wire Looms

Loaf;

Be prepared to get a "PLUG Wire Stretcher" for the new looms. I have been yanking on a new set of Taylor 8mm's all mourning, and will probably need to get a couple more longer ones.

One of my goals was to NOT have "self assy. kit wires". Guess thats down the tubes now.

I THOUGHT having the Corvette GURU @ Ecklers (just up the road from me) order the "PERFECT" prefitted set would work. Got a sore forehead from slapping it and cursing all morn.

Good Luck.

Ride Safe!

HAWK88
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Jack,

Just a thought, go to the RV dealer nearest to you and see if they have a water supply filter system. Not sure how expensive they are in your area but they will do the job, they remove and filter most elements and have replaceable filters.

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Thanks Tim ,

I have a water filtration system on the water coming into the house and and a water softener . If I wash the bike with the house faucets I think the salt from the softener is whats ****ing up my Alum. I also have a seperate pump on my well hooked to a hose that by passes the filtration system and the softener and even that water ****s up my alum . I think the first thing I've got to do is get the PH tested on the water coming directly out of the well . It is drinkable and all of that but there is something in that water that is corrosive . If I have to I'll wash and rinse the bikes with bottled water in a pump up spray can .

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I ordered a set of the breathers from Jegs with the longitudinal grooves to match the Boss valve covers.. My concern is tank clearance on my 2000 small block with AFR heads that are about 3/8" taller than stock. I'll see but if they are too tall, Jegs is great at returns. I'll also have them chromed if I like them because aluminum sucks for keeping the shine.
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HogV8 said:
Olaf ,

While looking at the picture you posted of your breather I noticed that your header covers looked different to me . On yours the 2 cut outs between cylinders are square where on my 2000 the cut outs are angled on each side. I guess I never noticed that the 1999's were different until now . I'm not saying they look bad , just different .

Jack
Jack,
now that you said it - yes, they are different. I also never noticed that. And I like yours more than my square ones. I had to notch them to make room for the oil dip stick, so I would have to rechrome them anyway.

Now I'm thinking instead of this I better buy the new style header covers in "raw" (unchromed finish) while at the factory in April, notch them too, and give them to my chromer .... hmmmm....yes - I will do that.

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Joe ,
I'm sure they will fit because my cast alum. Chevrolet valve covers with the adapters and gaskets are about 3/4 ''to 1' higher than stock and the breathers fit . Worst case senerio is you may have to raise the front of your tank slightly but I doubt it .

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V-MAN said:

Loaf - Your setup looks awesome, I like the flames



@Don,
thanks for the kind words. I like your flame paint job also very much!


HAWK88 said:
Loaf;
Be prepared to get a "PLUG Wire Stretcher" for the new looms. I have been yanking on a new set of Taylor 8mm's all mourning, and will probably need to get a couple more longer ones.
One of my goals was to NOT have "self assy. kit wires". Guess thats down the tubes now. I THOUGHT having the Corvette GURU @ Ecklers (just up the road from me) order the "PERFECT" prefitted set would work. Got a sore forehead from slapping it and cursing all morn.
Good Luck. Ride Safe!
HAWK88
Jack Phillips

Jack,
I used a set of MSD 8.5mm wires (MSD-31233, Super Conductor, Black, 90 Degree Plug Boot, Universal) for that reason. They are these self assy. kit wires, and were long enough to guide the two wires of cyl #1 and cyl #2 (the longest ones) frontwards down the header tubes to the plugs. I'll post a pic in a couple of minutes....

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Loaf....That is the best looking and neatest set of wire looms I've seen so far. Where did you get the Boss engraved looms...jealous and want them...Joe
 
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