Engine Covers


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Engine Covers

Post by gradona » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:58 am



Check out these engine covers, They give a finished look to the bike. 8-)
electricalconnection.com/index.php/product/honda-goldwing-tour-cylinder-head-covers/
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Re: Engine Covers

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:24 am

Interesting -they're powder coated steel (I suppose you couldn't bolt plastic to the block like they are doing). I definitely like the look. They should sell well.

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Re: Engine Covers

Post by 823JIM » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:23 pm

I would be interested in a little more information before using these. From what I understand is the new bike has smaller radiators and hold less coolant than the old model. Are these covers going to trap engine heat and possibly cause overheating problems on hot summer days? I do not know if this will be the case, but would want to know before investing in them. I figure Honda left the engine more exposed for some reason, perhaps air flow.
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Re: Engine Covers

Post by gradona » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:42 pm

823JIM wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:23 pm
I would be interested in a little more information before using these. From what I understand is the new bike has smaller radiators and hold less coolant than the old model. Are these covers going to trap engine heat and possibly cause overheating problems on hot summer days? I do not know if this will be the case, but would want to know before investing in them. I figure Honda left the engine more exposed for some reason, perhaps air flow.
From their website:

Description
Laser cut steel and black powder coat to match the surrounding finishes. Hides the recesses that collect water, dirt and debris.
Easy 2 bolt installation using existing mount points. One kit is both left and right sides.
Will not cause your bike to run any hotter than stock. Your bike is water cooled.
Made in USA.

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Re: Engine Covers

Post by 823JIM » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:15 pm

gradona wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:42 pm
823JIM wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:23 pm
I would be interested in a little more information before using these. From what I understand is the new bike has smaller radiators and hold less coolant than the old model. Are these covers going to trap engine heat and possibly cause overheating problems on hot summer days? I do not know if this will be the case, but would want to know before investing in them. I figure Honda left the engine more exposed for some reason, perhaps air flow.
From their website:

Description
Laser cut steel and black powder coat to match the surrounding finishes. Hides the recesses that collect water, dirt and debris.
Easy 2 bolt installation using existing mount points. One kit is both left and right sides.
Will not cause your bike to run any hotter than stock. Your bike is water cooled.
Made in USA.
They may be correct, but these bikes are so new that I doubt anyone has rode one a couple hundred miles or been stuck in traffic on a 100* day with these covers yet. A product manufacture once claimed putting magnets on our fuel lines would improve our fuel mileage also. Just sayn'.


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