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Mystery Part

Postby trike lady » Sun May 04, 2014 8:29 pm



Where I work we got a few of these parts and no one knows what they are. Most have the spring on them and some don't, at first they look like a push rod tube but the spring makes them look like something for an antenna. The tube is about 6" long. A strange part that is it even motorcycle related?
Any answer sounds good to the question of "what is it?".
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Re: Mystery Part

Postby robb » Sun May 04, 2014 9:21 pm

Looks like the pins in top of bi-fold doors. Spring loaded so they snap into track. Only takes light pressure down to release. Picture shows pin with a plastic cover over head.

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Re: Mystery Part

Postby seelyark1 » Mon May 05, 2014 8:10 am

Very similar to a push rod cover that were used on Volkswagon engines. Is it at a bike shop?
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Re: Mystery Part

Postby trike lady » Mon May 05, 2014 7:57 pm

seelyark1 wrote:Very similar to a push rod cover that were used on Volkswagon engines. Is it at a bike shop?

The man I work for buys boxes of motorcycle parts at swap meets and they sometimes contain non motorcycle related parts. Last odd part was a rubber stopper with a threaded piece that fit the stopper in a neck of an oil tank and had a small chain attached to it to keep it from getting lost, it looked like something from antique industrial machinery.
It's a bike shop with a large inventory of parts and bikes.
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Re: Mystery Part

Postby seelyark1 » Tue May 06, 2014 7:23 am

Don't know what motor it is specificly made for, but sure looks like a valve push rod cover. Some aircraft had about the same thing, same use. Wouldn't be too surprised if it was for some bike with overhead valves and gear driven cam. Though I can't remember any one that has that set up. Cylinder bolts on and then a seal on each end. Compress and slip in and then insert the pushrod then rocker arm etc.


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