I bought a set from Stainless Cycle (I think) on eBay long ago. I recall there being two different outfits selling them. I only partially installed it before I sold it, but everything seemed to match up. I think the oil filter cover was a little weird though. They omit the long bolt because it's not easy to find, I believe.
In any case, use some anti-seize on each one to avoid problems. And read up on the stripped stock ones before you try removing them if you haven't already. An impact drive, butane torch (make sure you're not leaking fuel anywhere, don't ask me how I know), and/or penetrating oil are all good to have on hand for that job. Remove one and replace it to avoid your gasket seal coming loose and oil going everywhere.
On your next oil change, try swapping the stator screws out as well, as they only get more difficult as years go on. Be even more careful with them. I don't think they're included in the kits, but there was a post from a French fella on here who had the sizes down I believe.
I bought the bolts from MrMetric.com You have to put your own kit together, as in know the sizes you need, and for a couple of bolts you have to buy longer ones and cut them to fit but the price is really cheap. This is just another option you might consider.
I like that you don't have to buy minimum quantities at MrMetric. I priced a set of grade 12.9 alloy steel socket head & wave washers per Rainman's list on the thread you linked to. It came to $7.36 + $6 shipping for the set in the right lengths. Definitely tempting for a set of strong fasteners. Thanks for the info. That's a good site to bookmark.
Add two bolts for the cam sprocket cover on the head plus what ever else you can find to change.
The $6 S&H is the problem. If you get everything you need the first time through it isn't that bad but if you have to place a second order it pretty much kills the savings. If you can find another find another TW owner and split the S&H cost that would be great!. My advantage is the company is local and I pick up my order in person.
During a ride tonight I noticed that all my lights and electrical stopped working. I got it home and tore into it determined to fix it.
Battery is new, reads over 13v, even when I turn the key on. I threw a charger on it and still completely dead - no headlight or indicator lights.
I'm asking because I'm picking up a new 2020 model from the dealer this week and driving it home. Any help would be appreciated. I'm not looking for alternatives to the instructions in the manual, just clarifications of the instructions. Thanks!
When it says 'Avoid prolonged operation above 1/3...
As I'm leaving my driveway this morning...shifting from 1 to 2nd was definitely stiffer than usual.
In fact...ALL upshifts required more effort.
I did warm up the bike, although maybe not as long as usual....once I'd gone through all the gears and made it to the end of the road, she shifted...
2005 died yesterday while cruising at about 60mph. Cranks but will not start.
Felt similar to running out of gas. Plenty of fuel in the tank and carb.
Cleaned the carb. Still cranks no start.
Removed valve covers and everything seemed to move as it should. I lost a tappet lock nut in the intake...