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    Default Transparent ignition/points cover

    Got an ad from webike about a sale they're having and noticed a particularly interesting item.

    A see-through points cover! So you can show off the pretty sparks and that sweet rotating shaft. The pictures are honestly pretty bad, the cover doesn't actually look very transparent but I managed to find a better picture. Can't seem to find a picture of one installed though.

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    I'd honestly buy this if I wasn't going to upgrade to a Dyna S this winter. It would still be cool to see the shaft but I feel like the real trick is showing off the mechanical action of the points.

    Figured I'd share this and see if anyone has come across this in the wild? It's obviously gimmicky but do you find it more neat than tacky? I've seen some (small) see-through cylinder heads and carbs and that's always a treat to watch but I've always enjoyed watching mechanisms.
    $100 1978 GS400 Rebuild.
    - Solid state LED compatible blinker relay
    - All Balls taper bearing steering stem mod
    - BRC ignition coils and NGK caps
    - Custom cafe seat
    - USB charging port
    Work in progress (this bike will be my coffin).

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    Haha Tacky I'd say ...But the Japanese make a cult of their old Suzukis. Check You-tube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTzLBCIA-8M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorminrider View Post
    Haha Tacky I'd say ...But the Japanese make a cult of their old Suzukis. Check You-tube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTzLBCIA-8M
    Questionable taste, excellent execution. Very clean bike. What's with the weird buzzing when he lets off the throttle? Sounds like a can rattling.

    God bless them though. They're some of the only reliable sources of specific videos/info about the older bikes,especially ones like mine which don't seem as popular. I have watched more Japanese and Pakistani/Indian videos in the past year than I ever have.
    $100 1978 GS400 Rebuild.
    - Solid state LED compatible blinker relay
    - All Balls taper bearing steering stem mod
    - BRC ignition coils and NGK caps
    - Custom cafe seat
    - USB charging port
    Work in progress (this bike will be my coffin).

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    Some UK guy on here had his clutch cover windowed. It looked great.
    Get this cover
    1983 GS 550 LD
    2009 BMW K1300s

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsBork View Post
    Questionable taste, excellent execution. Very clean bike. What's with the weird buzzing when he lets off the throttle? Sounds like a can rattling.

    God bless them though. They're some of the only reliable sources of specific videos/info about the older bikes,especially ones like mine which don't seem as popular. I have watched more Japanese and Pakistani/Indian videos in the past year than I ever have.
    Level control on recording device unable to cope?
    1983 GS 550 LD
    2009 BMW K1300s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipher View Post
    Some UK guy on here had his clutch cover windowed. It looked great.
    Get this cover
    That guy is me............

    1978 GS1085.

    Just remember, an opinion without 3.14 is just an onion!

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