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So I've been chasing a starting issue after my bike sat for way too long with no fuel stabilizer, and think I narrowed it down to injectors being bad. I even took them to a local injector shop in Mesa, AZ who said they couldn't get them back to 100%. So I thought I found the exact replacement on Amazon searching for IWP063 which I found on the originals. The listing even says it is a direct replacement for 27665-01/A. I just got a 2 pack of them delivered tonight and was working on installing them, but I realized the little hole on the neck of them is on the opposite side of the originals which throws off how the bracket attaches. Is there a way to flip the top part of the injectors or were these built backwards? I went back and looked at the listing on Amazon and then on other sites too and I see some photos showing it by the electrical connector (as it should be) and some photos showing it on the opposite side. Has anyone else on here run into this? Is there a better place I can order from to get them fast and with the hole on the correct side?

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Could you drill that location hole on opposite side as well? Not too deep. If you don't have suitable drill at home it should be relatively easy task for the local machine shop. That connector might be little on way but small angle won't harm there.

Especially when going to different type injectors there is almost every time some hassle with the fixings. I have bent several fixing clips by my own. Most of them does not have that rotation preventing clip at all. Injectors are in good grip and stays in place. Connectors keep them in right direction. Axial play is more critical so they do not leak if injector length thus o-ring distance is shorter. Small securing bushing might be good against heads. I do not trust fixing clip completely there. This is bit critical thing when going to other type injectors. Leaking can be dangerous.
 

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I don't think I dare trying to modify the injector since fuel runs through it. I used to have an S3T Buell Thunderbolt. I had a guy working on it for me and he installed some modified injectors that he sourced and they overheated, melted the plastic gas tank above it and burned down his garage and my bike... Bad situation, although I used the insurance money to get the V-Rod I still have today...
 

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Omg. Hopefully there were no person injuries!

If you do not want to modify existing injectors I do not see other possibility than find ones where locating hole is in correct side. Possibly you do not want to modify that clip as well.

Unfortunately I cannot help with the better place to find injectors quickly.
 

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He said he had stepped inside to grab his helmet when it exploded. Thank goodness he wasn't on it at the time! I'll keep looking or maybe see if the dealer has any in stock tomorrow although I'll probably pay 3x as much for them... What I don't understand is that these that I bought are an EXACT match down to the part number of the stock ones except for where those holes/dimples are...
 

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They are probably not original injectors then. That is another reason to stick with oem quality (and expensive) injectors to avoid nasty running problems. Copy injectors can be trash. I have bought four cheap injectors and they were measured and all had to throw to bin. Lesson was learned.
 

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I agree with the possibility of quality discrepancies. However, and yes I know others will disagree…. The hole is simply to prevent rotation and the majority of port fuel injection systems out there don’t use anything other than the clip and the tail itself to hold the injector. They can be rotated any direction the electrical connector will allow. So, if that’s the only issue, the clip tab can be bent up out of the way and they should fit.
Just my thoughts here….
 

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Most of the time good quality injectors are robust and reliable but there is tiny filter basket at top side which can be clogged over time. Here is video how to remove and replace them.

How to Remove and Replace Fuel Injector Filter Baskets
So after trying a couple more orders (another 2 pack and 2 single packs) and them all coming with the hole on the opposite side, I ended up taking a tiny drill bit to make a tiny "starter hole" and then a bit the same size as the original hole and drilled out just enough to give the prong something to hold onto. I installed them and she started right up! I was being very cautious with modifying them. I think I could have safely drilled deeper but didn't want to go more than I had to.
 

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So after trying a couple more orders (another 2 pack and 2 single packs) and them all coming with the hole on the opposite side, I ended up taking a tiny drill bit to make a tiny "starter hole" and then a bit the same size as the original hole and drilled out just enough to give the prong something to hold onto. I installed them and she started right up! I was being very cautious with modifying them. I think I could have safely drilled deeper but didn't want to go more than I had to.
That works. Nipping the tab off works too. It's only there for plug alignments and the plug is easy to line up. Once the injector is in place friction from the o rings act like an anti rotation device.
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So after trying a couple more orders (another 2 pack and 2 single packs) and them all coming with the hole on the opposite side, I ended up taking a tiny drill bit to make a tiny "starter hole" and then a bit the same size as the original hole and drilled out just enough to give the prong something to hold onto. I installed them and she started right up! I was being very cautious with modifying them. I think I could have safely drilled deeper but didn't want to go more than I had to.
Strange. I searched my shelf and found one pair originals and there were locating holes on connector side as well. Tried to rotate to them other side but they were firm.

(y) Glad that you find easy solution. Like many said that locator tab is useless it is still elegant and original way to fix the problem. Hope that those injectors appears to be fine in running too.
 

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So I've been chasing a starting issue after my bike sat for way too long with no fuel stabilizer, and think I narrowed it down to injectors being bad. I even took them to a local injector shop in Mesa, AZ who said they couldn't get them back to 100%. So I thought I found the exact replacement on Amazon searching for IWP063 which I found on the originals. The listing even says it is a direct replacement for 27665-01/A. I just got a 2 pack of them delivered tonight and was working on installing them, but I realized the little hole on the neck of them is on the opposite side of the originals which throws off how the bracket attaches. Is there a way to flip the top part of the injectors or were these built backwards? I went back and looked at the listing on Amazon and then on other sites too and I see some photos showing it by the electrical connector (as it should be) and some photos showing it on the opposite side. Has anyone else on here run into this? Is there a better place I can order from to get them fast and with the hole on the correct side?

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I have bought those cheap injectors, same issue with the holes, but the bike smoked crazy when started up, white thick cloud was following me on the road. I did some research and found out some cars (cant remember the types) are using these as well, with the hole fits their needs :) Had to purchase a 2nd hand original and refurbished them instead of using these..
 
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