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1911Ron

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Performer lid bail upgrade.
« on: November 10, 2020, 02:16:50 PM »
I upgraded my Gen2 Performer lid bail Part number 65188 and went old school with the wheels.  I love the upgrade!
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Red_5_Wrangler

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Re: Performer lid bail upgrade.
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 02:58:04 PM »
Both great upgrades!

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Kneab

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Re: Performer lid bail upgrade.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 03:08:36 PM »
Looks great.
Love the newer lid bale on the Gen II.
65189 is the part number If you want to upgrade the table also.

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leeharvey418

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Re: Performer lid bail upgrade.
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2020, 04:34:39 AM »
Where did you get the bail assembly?  I want to put one on my SSP.
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racedvl

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Re: Performer lid bail upgrade.
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2020, 09:53:24 AM »
Love the #65188 upgrade. Makes a big difference!

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bamakettles

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Re: Performer lid bail upgrade.
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2020, 10:17:58 AM »
Looks like a big difference, especially for us leftys.... going to try one on the OTP Iím restoring.


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ClubChapin

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Re: Performer lid bail upgrade.
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 09:11:44 PM »
Looks like a big difference, especially for us leftys....


Would a performer work for a lefty as it does for a righty if you simply stood on the other side?  The gas control would be on the opposite side, but for cooking ergonomics it might be a simple cheap mod to simply stand on the other side. With an SSP, the panel could easily be moved to the other side. I think that is true of gen2+, although you might need to hack it up to move the gas.

bamakettles

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Re: Performer lid bail upgrade.
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2020, 06:12:36 AM »

Looks like a big difference, especially for us leftys....


Would a performer work for a lefty as it does for a righty if you simply stood on the other side?  The gas control would be on the opposite side, but for cooking ergonomics it might be a simple cheap mod to simply stand on the other side. With an SSP, the panel could easily be moved to the other side. I think that is true of gen2+, although you might need to hack it up to move the gas.

Sure.... just thinking itís nice to be on the same side as the lower vent control, ash dump access, utensil hooks, gas assist if so equipped and have the nice Weber emblem visible and not against the wall or deck railing.  I did the upgrade to my OTP but have not used it yet.  Iíll probably have a spare lid free kettle close by and just put the lid on it when flipping meat and tending the fire. 

Oh, Iím also hopeful for left handed tongs soon as well.  The standard ones are a PITA! 🤪


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JEBIV

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Re: Performer lid bail upgrade.
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2020, 06:33:39 AM »
I hate those right handed tongs !!
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bamakettles

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Re: Performer lid bail upgrade.
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2020, 06:43:40 AM »
I hate those right handed tongs !!

LOL!  Actually angled spatulas are my pet peeve.....they are actually backward for me.  I guess I just turn it upside down?  First world problems..... ;D