Coil Shock

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by ksboy, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. ksboy

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    About twice a month my inner thigh gets on the hot bolt on top of the coil. I hate getting shocked and especially in such a tender spot. They make nice chrome covers, but I've been told that they WILL get loose, hit that bolt and kill the motor. So I'm thinking about putting a little dab of clear caulking on it, but before I do I thought I'd ask you guys if there is a better alternative. Thanks.
     
  2. vtbikers

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    If you put the cover on and loctite the hardware it should stay on. Buy a good cover too.
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    What?!! Post a pix. Wasn't there a cover over it at some time?

    Get a cover and use lock-washers.

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  4. ksboy

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    My day is loaded, but I will try to get a pic up ASAP. Not sure if it ever had a cover (were they worried about such things in '69?), but if loctite and lock washers will do the trick, I'm in. I need to get some loctite anyway and use on some other bolts that tend to migrate out.
    Thanks guys.
     
  5. STEVE07

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    Here is a pic of one with the original covers in place

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  6. ksboy

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    That's a beautiful bike Steve. Have you had any trouble with the cover working loose?