timing belt cover


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glasshead
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timing belt cover

Postby glasshead » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:53 am



To begin with, just for your info, followed everyones advice last summer with fixing my front brakes; re-built the master, unclogged the brake line and put in kit at the caliper. NO PROBLEMS!!

I now have the valve covers off to begin checking the valve adjustment. While covers are off I am going to paint them. (The chrome is all peeling off.) O.K. to the point. :?

I am thinking of painting the timing belt covers as well, but i can't find anywhere that tells what to torque them to when I put them back on. ??

thanx

rich



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Re: timing belt cover

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:26 am

I just tighten them like a common bolt, no torque wrench on those bolts for me..I went ahead and sealed up the inner two bolt holes [don't you do this] so I don't have to waste my time trying to line those stupid things back up, aaahhh :lol: Now the covers come off in about a minute both of them with the radiator in place..This is what I did, I would never suggest anyone else doing this.. :D Works for me though..

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Re: timing belt cover

Postby trike lady » Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:04 pm

Have you given thought to powder coating the metal parts?
I had the luggage rack on my trike done last year and it looks good and it's durable.
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Re: timing belt cover

Postby glasshead » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:19 pm

Powder coating would be great....but I don't want to put any more $ than I have in it. A flat black high temp engine paint should work???

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Re: timing belt cover

Postby dingdong » Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:02 am

If they are really chrome then they are aftermarket and unless you get all the loose chrome off they will continue peeling even with new paint. Those covers were not a good quality to start with. If they are original and the clear coat is coming off then why don't you polish them? If you go with paint be sure to prep them properly and the high temp paint will work.


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