Generator cover bolt


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pschweitzer
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Generator cover bolt

Postby pschweitzer » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:18 pm



Started to remove stuff on my '83 Interstate yesterday to replace the head gaskets. When I got to the back of the bike to remove the generator bolt so I could rotate the crank I found it well rounded. I put vise grips on it and won't budge. I am off to the store to get a set of bolt extractor sockets and see if that will work (maybe with a little heat although that bolt is in a tough spot). When I do get this off does anyone know where I can get a replacement (and what is the exact part description).



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Re: Generator cover bolt

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:24 pm

I do not know off hand but,,, knowing things helps,,, ebay is a good choice for these parts if someone doesn't step up with one,,, look for a clutch cover, bolt is the same, also the final gear drive bolt is the same....I once bought a clutch cover just to get that part....Good luck to and have a great day....I paid like $13.00 for the cover and of course the bolt was perfect... I got lucky.. :shock: Hey I found this for ya.. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Tappet-Ro ... b7&vxp=mtr the description for the part is Cap valve ADJ. part# 571597 on the Bike Bandit site...Same description in all locations I refered to...

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Re: Generator cover bolt

Postby pschweitzer » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:32 pm

Thanks for the info. $9.00 and free shipping. It will show up the same day as the gasket set. Next job is to visit my local Honda shop and find a good machine shop in Northern Virginia in case I need these heads worked on. My hope is they will be in good shape and I'll just need to clean and reassemble, but my luck is never that good.

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Re: Generator cover bolt

Postby mytown » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:20 am

I dealt with that once. Vice grips, pipe wrenches and bolt remover sockets did not work. I ended up chiseling a notch on the edge and going from there. The edge cracked off but the method otherwise worked. What worked for you?

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Re: Generator cover bolt

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:33 am

Ps those were used on lots of bikes like the 750 had 8 two on each cylinder..valve covers. I have some $5 plus shipping Probably $2 depending on your zip
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: Generator cover bolt

Postby pschweitzer » Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:13 pm

Maybe it was the wrenching I did on it yesterday or that it was cold in the garage last night, but I put on a bolt extractor and it came off without much effort. Oh well, the new one will be here on Friday. Thanks RB for the offer, I already found one on e-bay before I saw your post.

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Re: Generator cover bolt

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:57 pm

One good thing,, people will know now that RB has some now... I wish I knew that when I needed one... :lol: I saw a video of a man resurfacing his heads himself once, it was a neat video, didn't look to hard either,, something I may try even myself... he used a flat glass top on a table and taped down some sand paper and he just lightly sanded it flat, I remember he used marker or something on the head and it showed the low spots or high spots,,it was really neat.. I shall seek it...and If I find it I shall post it....I could not find the original video of the guy resurfacing the Goldwing head but this other video seems to be neat,,, it's a great caveman way of doing it... It entertained me and I won't try it, cuzz I be aCaveman too......


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Re: Generator cover bolt

Postby pschweitzer » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:37 pm

Not so unusual but you better have good arms. I use to re-finish sailplanes with some friends. That is when I found with painting, it's not how much you put on but how much you took off. Paint time was 2 hours. Sanding time was 2 weeks and 2000 and 3000 wet grit will humble you.

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Re: Generator cover bolt

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:23 pm

I bet it will,,, ha ha sounds like you have had your share of sanding... I hope you find a shop that will do it...good luck :D




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