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Les, it has this bracket, which seems to be stock since it is welded to the frame. The reservoir seems very solid to me. Better pic below. Do you still think something is missing?



 

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bpounds, you are good. In the previous picture it looked like it was loose. Whoever put yours on did what I did, they bent the original bracket to work. I didn't like the bracket that came with kit.
 

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Wish i had one of those kits. That is a spot where i will show how cheap i am
They are convenient for those who change oil often. When I put mine on I was averaging 10-12k a year so that was 3 or 4 oil changes a year. I could change oil in about 30 minutes without kit and 15 minutes with kit. I was replacing the front exhaust gasket so it didn't leak about every other time, with kit, this expense disappeared. Spent more time cleaning dirt from bike. Bought mine in 2015:

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There are several brands of that kit. I have not been able to verify for certain what brand mine is. If there is a name on it I haven't found it.

If there is one thing about those kits that bothers me, it is the small I.D. of the hoses. I know folks run them for 100k miles and swear it is fine, so I have to believe that. But I don't have to like it.
 

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There are several brands of that kit. I have not been able to verify for certain what brand mine is. If there is a name on it I haven't found it.

If there is one thing about those kits that bothers me, it is the small I.D. of the hoses. I know folks run them for 100k miles and swear it is fine, so I have to believe that. But I don't have to like it.
Looks like the Extension Depot from the oil filter arm. I had a concern also about the hoses. Then had someone point out how small the external oil feed likes were for the heads, never thought twice about it after that, 65k miles.

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Moved my VS650 as close as possible to Ursa
so I could get my 1975 Ariens Snowblower out of the garage and clear the snow from the driveway...
 

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It’s interesting how after I’ve been at work for 12 hours, I would think of going for a short ride to get some wind therapy. Now with the short days and long nights and winter setting in, no wind therapy.


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That was about the end for me on a short commute. When i had a 30 mile commute it was more like 40*. I remember one morning it was 23* and i rode to work. A guy said to me it wasn't that cold. I said did you ride in with your heat on and windows closed he said yes. I said then don't tell me how cold it is.
 
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