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post #1 of 5 Old 07-13-2013, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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'98 - Outer cover off. Should I be able to tell if mod has been done without going deeper? Not much room there.

Problem #2: license tag lite is behind fender(looks factory mount?) If tag is mounted in bottom holes - covers half of tailight! I have pics but havent fully learned to post them as yet. May have to mail them to someone for posting(when I learn how to do that!. Has been worked on before, can see where someone has been trimming on fender. Just barely the bottom of the lens visable below fender. Looks as tho it's been this way since build! Gonna check with PO....

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-13-2013, 03:47 PM
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You might be able to tell by removing the adjuster bolt and peering in there, looking for the machined finish on the after-market lever vs the stock lever. Problem is, you have to know what each looks like.

The aftermarket lever has a ground finish while the stock has a forged or stamped appearance. The aftermarket lever will allso have a machined look to it:


I'm not exactly clear on what you're saying, but if it doesn't have an inner fender that looks like this, it's not stock:


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Think I found answer to problem w/license plate lite. finally located pics of a '98 from the rear and looks like the license plate bracket should be part of the lite bracket instead of the fender under the stop/tail lite. Will fix that tomorrow....

Thanks for the thoughts & will look with a bright light tomorrow for the doo mod.

Jim

Looked for the deep hole problem I spent yesterday reading. Looks like it was not a problem in '98 - no damage visable....15000mi. OK to button it back up without dropping spacers in?
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-13-2013, 07:00 PM
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The deep hole was on '08s only, if I recall correctly.

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-27-2013, 08:19 PM
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The deep hole on starter reduction gear shaft also affected some 2009's.
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