exhaust covers


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TennX
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exhaust covers

Postby TennX » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:42 am



I want to take a peak at my shifter arm where it comes out of the engine, but I cant figure out how to remove the metal cover over the exhaust, Im pretty sure the lower cowl has to come off because I see a screw up in there...thanks for any help


Phil.......

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Re: exhaust covers

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:43 am

It's a pain.On my 88,I found it easier to lay the bike completely on the right side.
There are some 8mm headed bolts buried up in there and a few 10mm head nuts on the bottom.
All of mine were rusted of course so I had th let the penetrating oil set for a day.
There's one behind the front cowling too.Might just as well pull the lowers and front skirt off.
By the way.If your expecting to have to replace the shaft seal,you can figure on removing the exhaust header and the lower frame to get access to it.
Here's a post of mine to give you some idea whats involved..viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9365

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Re: exhaust covers

Postby TennX » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:54 am

I have no leaks at the moment which I find odd, given the amount of play in the shifter arm, Ive read the procedure for removing the lower cowl, but mine seems glued on and won't budge...LOL... thanks for the reply
Phil.......

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Re: exhaust covers

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:02 am

I didn't see any leaks either.I only found the side of the block covered with oil and dirt when I was investigating the sloppy shifter lever problem.
Most folks just ignore it till something bad happens.I'm just a bit more proactive in resolving problems.

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Re: exhaust covers

Postby TennX » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:30 am

Well if I can get the pesky cover off , I may indeed find a mess, but nothing is getting on the ground....LOL..wouldnt mind a new seal if that would stop the wiggling shifter ....more later


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