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adapter bushings for bottom breather head to top breather backing plate

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Tech Talk' started by timsmcm, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. timsmcm

    timsmcm Member

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    Anyone know who might have something that will adapt this newer model backing plate to the older bottom breather style heads?
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    Red Rider Well-Known Member

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    You might try the customer service of the breather unit (assuming aftermarket, right?) that you're wanting to adapt it to, or someone with a similar unit (Ness? Kuryakyn?).
  3. timsmcm

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    No its a complete breather unit of a 96 softail I believe. Complete with plastic backing plate. I am using this because I have 2 new foam filters for this setup and I am trying to keep the stock look. My bike is an 85 softail and I have had it since new and it is bone stock and I like it that way. I have other bikes with more hp than I can handle, this girl stays stock. Just like the cv carb.
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    hotroadking Super Moderator Staff Member

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    My bet is you are in the "make your own bracket" world, not many folks
    would adapt a stock backing plate, it's putting on stuff like Super E or Mikunis
  5. timsmcm

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    That's what I thought. I just figured it give it the old college try.
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    Lucifer Well-Known Member

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    A trip to the hardware store for a couple of 1/2" spacers and 1/2"longer mounting bolts in your diameter, a few washers and a reducer for the backing plate holes(optional).
    That's how I mounted a couple of head breather backing plates on my '90 Evo
  7. timsmcm

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    Yes that is probably how I will do it. Years ago when this was done a lot there was someone making adapter bushings just for this. I really need to buy a small mill & lathe machine because I am always rigging and spend more time than its worth looking to rig things.

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