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My 88' 883 has forward controls and this mid control delete contraption just turns and need it off to get the sprocket cover off for an update! Any ideas on how to get this off?! As you can see it has a rounded end with a hole in the side.
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have you checked the back end for a hex??
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On the back of the cover there's a nut with a split pin (cotter pin? cotter key?) which secures the nut from coming loose. Remove the cover and remove the nut on the workbench. It can be pretty stuck.
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Ok thx I’ll do that! Is there a delete plug for the cover?!
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Ok thx I’ll do that! Is there a delete plug for the cover?!
Maybe there's some OEM solution but not that I know of. I just used what I had available. I plugged the back side with a rubber plug. The front side as you can see is a sort of 'closed' washer. These can be found underneath EMC server cabinets to protect the datacenter floor . I glued that to the cover.
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This is the assembly. 26 Is the nut you want after removing 27.
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Maybe just cut it down and clean it up.
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I really like NLXL’s solution but finding an EMC server floor saver would be kind of hard to find by itself no?! Since my bike has forward controls and my cover just had a bolt and a stub end I was thinking about just an acorn nut!

My biggest problem I am facing now is the head light 12 pin connection! No harness coming off it and I want to install front turns
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I really like NLXL’s solution but finding an EMC server floor saver would be kind of hard to find by itself no?! Since my bike has forward controls and my cover just had a bolt and a stub end I was thinking about just an acorn nut!
Heh! Yeah, just plug the hole with something. I went to some metal parts I had lying around, but I could as well used a nice nut and bolt to cover the hole.
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Just hang on to those OEM parts in case you want mids at some point. Also great to have if you sell the bike; the next owner would appreciate having those.
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