Thanks Chris! Those are not the ones I saw but they do look good ... now to decide which one to order. I'm leaning toward just the flat regular cover :?Ncbosshoss said:Hey V-Man. My bike has a real cool looking oil fill cover from Edelbrock. It looks like the top of a piston with Edelbrock inscribed on it. It is about an inch tall if that. Go to www.edelbrock.com and under automotive parts/accesssories and you will see the oil fill covers. They have a couple of low profile billet aluminum ones (Flat top piston or domed). I like it and I don't have to mess with the tank on the 502.
GlennGlenn Boglisch said:V-Man,
Does your tank sit that much lower than my 98. I have an edlebrook one and no problem adding oil without moving the tank. BTW what do you ride when you arn't riding the Hoss.
I talked to Doug at the factory today about the way the '04 tank is mounted and he said they have welded a tab on the frame now so that the back tab on the tank bolts directly to the frame and the frame clamp is no longer used. Tim, your idea sure sounds like a clean way to get the tank relocated. I was never satisfied with the way the rear of my tank looked over the seat pan on my '01 and just yesterday I took some tabs I made for mine to the chromer so I can relocate the back of my tank. I am a little worried about drilling in to my frame even though its probably no big deal. The fix I am trying was to make a couple tabs that are longer than the ones welded on the tank. I am attaching the tabs I made with a button head bolt to the existing tank tabs and then the tab can extend farther down where i can use another button head bolt to attach to the clamp and get the height i was wanting for the rear of the tank over the seat pan. I also took the little extension tabs off of the front frame brackets to make the front of my tank lower. I was told that the '01 bikes have the front frame brackets welded in a little different location than the bikes that came later. I like the look of the tank low over the valve covers just high enough that I dont have trouble putting oil in. Just thought I would pass along what the factory told me about changes they made in the tab locations.GRUMPY said:V-man,
I think if you look at your front tank mounts, you'll see where they can be set up higher by losening the bottom of the attachments and rear clamps. Then slide the front of the tank up and slightly to the rear. Wag & I have '03 and have a lot more clearance than that.
We also remounted our tanks this winter. Drilled the frame out and tapped for the rear mount, raises it about 1/2" so it doesn't sit on top of the seat pan so hard. On mine, the front mount was also redrilled and moved so the entire tank moved to the rear about 1" to allow clearance for the NOS controller bracket.
It think all of the '04 bikes have the tanks mounted to the frame from the factory.