Totally understand that Chris and have all the literature that shows your view.
My question as far as judging and this weird sort of controversy on 65's with battery covers is in my previous statement.
If accessories on a resto that are period correct are not considered then why pick out this battery cover and apply the hit?
Understand, I'm not picking a bone here so much as understanding the rulings in this specific case. Really don't understand how accessories that are period correct on a resto are not penalized, then hey if you have a 65 with the battery cover on it at a meet you get a 1/4 point, etc. It's either a period correct accessory or its not and the same rule should apply, but I'm not a judge and not challenging just trying to understand why the heck a period battery cover (a 66 accessory) get's you a whack, when period correct accessories are to be ignored.
I am not a judge and I respect the judges expertise but in my small mind there seems to be an in-congruency on this. The battery cover is an accessory or it's not, accessories are not part of judging (if period correct) or they are. Just trying to wrap my head around why the battery cover accessory on a 65 pan seems to be getting singled out somehow.
Maybe this is why some judges nick you and some don't on this one.
So the more general question would be on a restoration - if you have period correct accessories (within the correct year range for accessories) on the bike being judged as a resotration are they judged along with the bike or ignored (if period correct) for purposes of the judging rules on restorations as far as my understanding goes.
Tells me how much I should strip my bike for judging. If the tach accessory is not considered during judging do I get hit if the tach cable isn't routed correctly or is it ignored If I remove the battery cover and have a deka battery instead of an original logo HD battery do I still take a point hit?
That said I love the exposed battery on the '65 - but if I do one I want it to be a logo style as in the factory photos. Would love to have a nice shell I can work with if anyone has one for sale. Also as far as the covers. My understanding from the parts books is that the top cover for the battery is the same and same PN and that the cover accessory introduced in '65 used the same top cover.