welcome aboard! Before you decide on which undertank relocation plate to use, you'll need to know if your ignition coils are stock or if they are dyna DC2-1 coils (or similar) which need a slightly larger hole. You also need to know if your existing intake air filters are round or cone, AND if they fit directly to the intakes (BAK) or if they have a long tube velocity stack (VBAK). Churchkey's hard-to-find stainless kit is the only professional velocity stack (VBAK) kit out there. There are also some DIY kits out there but those tend to be harder to maintain and appear cluttered. I HIGHLY recommend begging Churchkey for a set of velocity stack tubes and intake end attachment. You can polish the stainless yourself. And you can get cone filters if needed. Although the K&N brand RC1290's are discontinued, some are still out there on shelves. Plus there are other brands out there now.
So in a large nutshell, be sure the plate you get will accommodate DC2-1 Dyna ignition coils so if you need to change coils in the future it's good to go. Also give attention to the intake air filter's size and shape and fitment arrangement (BAK or VBAK) so everything fits under the top fuel tank.
The only relocation plates that meet all these parameters are the AKITADOG BAK and VBAK plates for DYNA coils. He also made a plate for stock coils in the earlier days, so you need to know which you are getting if buying used. These AKITADOG plates are the ones you are already seeing in our Documentation forum. BTW his Dyna coil plate fits stock coils too.
This all sounds complicated. But there's tons of info here including pictures of different installs members have done over the years. And the CHURCHKEY VBAK INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS are posted around here someplace, they actually help no matter what variation you get. Also see REDHORSE:
Part 1: Modification Files Files are on-loan from Redhorse who retains all copyright. As always, the Forum / Author are not responsible for your results. -
A handy tip to be aware of in advance: air sensor electric plugs and matching vacuum hoses:
This area is a storehouse for Beginner's Modification help screens. 1. This Table of Contents. 2. Problems After VBAK/BAK or Ignition Coil Relocation. 3. Selecting and Installing Aftermarket Fuel Dry Breaks. 4. Turn Signal Fast-Flash and Click of Death (COD) Solutions. 5. AIS Bracket...
One other handy tip:
You might need to loosen the main wiring harness under the fuel tank where it follows the top right side frame tube back toward the rider seat latch plate. The section of harness sometimes needs to be slid slightly aside to clear that air filter. It's going to be obvious if you have that arrangement, and it's a ten second fix if you do need it slid.
Hope this helps while you work through it. Again, it sounds difficult but knowing about these things in advance you'll find everything goes well.