Dark Custom Sinister Low Rider

Dark Custom Derby Cover, Timer Cover, Air Cleaner Cover

Christmas presents from Diana! She is the best isn’t she?! I wouldn’t spend a dime on cosmetic accessories but Christmas is a time to buy the ones you love something special they wouldn’t normally indulge in. So my wife got me these cool Dark Custom accessories for my 2007 Dyna Low Rider. The air cleaner cover on the left took several months to come in after being special ordered.

Here are the before pictures:

Not so evil Low Rider

Nice Clean Low Rider

The air cleaner cover is kind of funky the way it goes on. I didn’t think it was the right part. I had to make sure with Doug the Service Manager at Rommel Harley-Davidson and ask him how it went on. I was also surprised to find out the decorative timer cover really doesn’t cover anything at all except a hollow compartment. The derby cover requires the new flat round gasket part# 25416-99C.

Here is the novice mechanic at work wearing one of his Dark Custom caps (I should have worn my black one):

novice mechanic at work

Here is the primary side with new derby cover:

dark custom derby cover on 2007 dyna low rider

Everything went smoothly except… one of the screw holes in the timer cover… the threads just disintegrated. I didn’t apply any pressure and they just stripped right out. I’m glad this is strictly a cosmetic cover but the imperfection is driving me crazy! Please tell me what to do to fix this using the original screw and not tapping new threads. 

The motorcycle is looking evil and somewhat sinister and definitely dark and is now a little custom. So now the Transformer has become the Dark Sinister Evil Custom Low Rider with lots of practical removable accessories like saddlebags, windshield and sissybar.

Thanks for the presents babe! I love you because you make me omelets for breakfast every weekend, make the best ice cream deserts with strawberries and chocolate and caramel and whip cream, plan the best road trips and buy me cool presents like these. And you encouraged me to buy my first Harley-Davidson and always go for my dreams. Almost at the five year mark! I think you’re a keeper!

Multi-Fit Derby Cover Dark Custom – Part# 25562-09

Multi-Fit Timer Cover Dark Custom – Part# 32414-09

Multi-Fit Dark Custom Air Cleaner Cover – Part# 61300057