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Welcome....can you take another pic, but back up a little so we can see where this is?
 
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Welcome....can you take another pic, but back up a little so we can see where this is?
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.
 

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That bracket looks like a bracket that is supposed to hold the idle speed adjust knob.

Look around and see if you see something like this black knob flopping around.
 

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That bracket looks like a bracket that is supposed to hold the idle speed adjust knob.
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.

We need more pics.
 

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All the parts manual says is "plate". Part #13271-1727. No idea what for. Doesn't cover the hole well and it's ugly. Don't know why the groove or bend in it. Nobody else have one?
 

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It's strong.
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How about it's supposed to hold the choke knob?. 54017. What's missing? There is another open bracket a few inches behind that one. It looks strong. Like it might be more than a mount .

I would download a manual and see if one of the pictures will give a close up of that area.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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I just wondered. Usually everything has a purpose. Thought also maybe a cover was missing or something. Why they'd stick that ugly thing right on top in open view is beyond me.
 

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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.

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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.
Good catch. I couldn't find an exploded view like that. I wonder why there is a cutout on the tab of the bracket? :unsure:

That's what threw me off..
 

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Good catch. I couldn't find an exploded view like that. I wonder why there is a cutout on the tab of the bracket? :unsure:

That's what threw me off..
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?
 
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