Hi. First post, first question, probably a dumb one. What is this silverish thing on my '02 Mean Streak 1500? Thank you.
Hi there. I can't as the bike is in storage and I can't get to it for a few days but, here is the piece from the manual. It's the one noted as (b) with the bolt labeled by T3 in the lower right of this exploded view from Chapter 9 of the service manual. It sits right in top of the transmission behind the cylinder heads. Hope this helps.Welcome....can you take another pic, but back up a little so we can see where this is?
Different shape and thickness. I'm thinking maybe a bracket for some wiring (but it is not rubber/plastic coated), or a battery overflow hose. The close up pic shows what it looks like, but not where it is in the context of the engine.That bracket looks like a bracket that is supposed to hold the idle speed adjust knob.
Yep. I went through the manual also - no mention of its purpose. If it has no obvious function - I don't see how removing it will affect anything.It's far away from where the choke is. And I have looked in the manual and it says absolutely nothing. I posted a picture of the schematic above. It shows the piece but that's it. And the parts manual doesn't even tell you what it is. It's a mystery.
Good catch. I couldn't find an exploded view like that. I wonder why there is a cutout on the tab of the bracket?It seems the plate "C" covers a nozzle & oil line plug "A"
I agree it looks ugly but think it shouldn't be removed without further investigation.
I was originally thinking that it's supposed to be the other way around with the tab cutout facing inward. Perhaps it's to hold some sort of oil pressure test device for either the factory or a dealer to check things when the plug is removed?Good catch. I couldn't find an exploded view like that. I wonder why there is a cutout on the tab of the bracket?
That's what threw me off..