Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing


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Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing

Postby kleynke » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:09 pm



Hi, I am looking for a picture of what the cover looks like that is screwed into the hole to cover up when you are checking the timing, as there is a huge spillage of oil if you do not have this cover/plug. Not sure where I can purchase this, so I want to try and manufacture one for this purpose.
If anyone has info on this , please let send me a mail to (kevin@megawifi.co.za). Regards Kevin



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Re: Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing

Postby Phunnybone » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:29 pm


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Re: Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing

Postby Tombrewster421 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:55 pm

Yes, it makes a huge mess! Don't ask. (forgot to put the cap back before starting the motor)
My neighbor had a great cheap idea of using a piece of clear packing tape. That's what I'm going to use.

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Re: Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:18 am

Ha ha I did that once, oil all over the place...duh :lol: I felt really smart on that day.. Hey if you guys don't feel like threading the pipe just sand it down to fit the hole and put you some plastic cooking wrap[bake in the bag stuff] over the top and just push it down and kiss the crank, it isn't as good as my handmade one but almost as good, the idea fellas is to get down as close to the crank as possible...trying to view the marks from the top of the hole is just about a big pain in the butt.. :D You can do it you're way or you can listen to a Wannabee...You're choice.. :D

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Re: Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing

Postby Phunnybone » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:53 am

Yep, I was so exited I got the timing belts right (second try) that I revved her up and made a mess.

Posted a pic here: http://www.goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13126

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Re: Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing

Postby kleynke » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:03 pm

GOod Day guy's, thanks for the input and the idea for the adaptor. Will try to make one up and test, hopefully I will be successful and not make another mess of things again. Good to know there are guy's out there that will share ideas like this. Hopefully I can get my bike sorted out, as it is running ruff under low rev's ( sounds like someone usig a hammer inside the block) and onc you rev above 1000rpm sounds fine. Was told to check my timing on both banks, could be a pick-up that is faulty. What do you guy's thinks or what advice do you have for me?

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Re: Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:53 pm

Yeh, I love sharing my stuff with you guy's most of the time it's silly stuff but it always works...This gadget should save you about $40.00 or more...

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Re: Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing

Postby Phunnybone » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:19 pm

Ordered the wrong thickness of lexan the first time around (.03 instead of .25). But, since the die won't arrive from China for another week or three, there's no big rush.

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Re: Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:45 am

The reasoning for the thick lexan in my way of thinking is like this, it covers more mass or area, when the glue is applied that sucker ain't going nowhere, I have used thinner lexan . I use a drill press to drill the lense out and then you must sand some off the side and edges so they are slightly beveled...Dry fit it first, if it doesn't fit tight and perfectly, disgard it and make another... I use multi purpose glue like for pvc piping, the clear stuff, and I use a qu-tip to apply it with in the inside of the pipe, I use a magic marker for the cross marks, and make sure the marks are up when you press the cap down on the lense on a nice clean flat surface, let it dry...And you are good...I also went to the hardware store and got me a o'ring to fit the threads... Before you put that die on it, I use my 1" belt sander to take off the threads, I don't sand it totally smooth but I take most the threads off, then place the cap in a vice but don't over tighten it, tighten it just good enough to hold it then just hand turn the die on and thread that sucker...Piece of cake... :D

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Re: Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing

Postby Phunnybone » Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:31 am

Does the lexan get inserted from the newly threaded end or from the larger end? If I'm guessing right, the lexan needs to be closer to the timing marks in order to match them up better. (Pics on the tutorial weren't quite clear on that point.)

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Re: Glass/plastic cover for when checking timing

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:46 pm

Yes the lexan ends up flush with the cap where the threads begin, I
You can see I have a few cap lense's cut out
You can see I have a few cap lense's cut out
I shall give you photo's now if you want photo's :lol:
off goes the end of the adapter with my bandsaw, you can use a hacksaw and a vise if you don't have a bandsaw
off goes the end of the adapter with my bandsaw, you can use a hacksaw and a vise if you don't have a bandsaw
it's screw down in and I have never had one leak oil..Don't really even need the o'ring either but I put one on it for sercurity
it's screw down in and I have never had one leak oil..Don't really even need the o'ring either but I put one on it for sercurity
showing my sander's belt
showing my sander's belt
and the reason I don't sell these is because someone was all concerned that the lense would fall out into the engine :shock: ...That's all I need a law suit...I was thinking, I could sell these to members for cheap like $10.00 eachafter rethinking this I decided not to, I have a box full of them too... :shock: :shock:
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make sure the ink is facing up when yo press it down onto the lense flush
make sure the ink is facing up when yo press it down onto the lense flush




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