Odd damage found


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Odd damage found

Postby tjdave » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:31 pm



I am replacing the timing belt and noticed a crack n rear cover of the timing belt housing. It is on the right side and was previously bonded with JB weld. This piece is thin do these crack or is this from some old event. Here are some photos what do you think. BTW I want to replace this piece does any one have one.






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Re: Odd damage found

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:28 pm

I can't think of much else that would cause that other than impact or fall-over.

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Re: Odd damage found

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:44 pm

I would say that it got tired at some point in its life and decided to lay down for a nap, I have a replacement for you if you cant find one close to you. 8-)
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Re: Odd damage found

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:12 am

I have a couple of those laying around too..but they really don't do much, no NEED to replace, except provide a place for the covers to seat. If I had to take them off for some other reason then I'd replace I guess..but if you are not replacing belts etc. ..I'd wait until you do to replace...
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Re: Odd damage found

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:13 am

RBGERSON wrote:I have a couple of those laying around too..but they really don't do much, no NEED to replace, except provide a place for the covers to seat. If I had to take them off for some other reason then I'd replace I guess..but if you are not replacing belts etc. ..I'd wait until you do to replace...

I was just wondering about this..If they aren't a problem, and you can't see them..why worry...?
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Re: Odd damage found

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:49 am

Is there not a crashbar on the bike? A fall over would prevent that from happening I think....I would want to replace it too just because it looks bad.. Everyone and their brother will point out the crack when they see it..I'd change it.. :D I can hear them now..."Hey man you know you have a crack here".. :lol: :lol: Fix it.. :D Maybe the PO's wife did it, see... :shock: he had the valve cover off and the timing belt cover was too as he was working on the bike and she got really mad at him because he didn't do the laundry or the dishes as promised :shock: [me] and she went out there and justa knocked that bike over on it's side, cussing him the whole time, she said I bet he does them next time :twisted: ,,, then Joe blow comes home and finds his bike laying on it's side..Hey WTF happened ..Hey my timing case got broke, What The Fudge...Oh.. then he remembered oh man I didn't do the laundry again.. :shock: :shock: Happens to me daily.. :lol: See fella's had to remove the crashbar for this part to get damaged...I totally agree that it should and will be changed out, I could not sleep at night knowing that it was there.. :D

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Re: Odd damage found

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:25 pm

I wouldnt replace it. The belt cover will hide 90% of it, and besides you will have to pull the timing gears to change it out.It dosent do much but lay there anyhow.
It wont be noticable to anyone who dosent know its there. Regards, Johnyy

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Re: Odd damage found

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:31 pm

As long as it's not letting water in there, it would be fine just as is. Of course, if you're like me, you'll want to replace it just because, well, it's not PERFECT. :)




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