Timing gear cover


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randysudd
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Timing gear cover

Postby randysudd » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:27 am



While washing my 2005 Goldwing trike I noticed that the timing gear cover had many, many pit marks. I first thought this was from gravel flying up from the front tire but it is only around the area of the many bolts on the perimeter. It actually looks like someone took a small hammer and beat them into it. Has anyone had this problem. It looks terrible and I don't remember having seen these before. We wash the trike weekly. Should I be concerned. The gasket was changed 2 days before I noticed this but it doesn't look like pry marks. They are hit marks.
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Re: Timing gear cover

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:24 pm

Did you change them yourself or did you have a shop do it? If it was done at a shop,heads would roll!!!! if had a friend did it may ask him what he did. And if they are that bad I would be looking for some replacements. Hal
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randysudd
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Re: Timing gear cover

Postby randysudd » Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:58 am

Thanks Halbudd for the comment.
I had a shop do it. He has been doing Hondas for over 25 years and has quite a following. I can't say for sure that he did this. He is a one-man shop but could have had help. He had it for a week to do annual service on it. He has always been excellent and on time. I don't think the man would lie about it. I have just never seen it before and it looks bad. I'll probably get a new cover and replace it. I have no idea what they cost.
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themainviking
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Re: Timing gear cover

Postby themainviking » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:53 pm

Probably the easiest and least expensive method of covering this up would be to get a "Chrome Eagle Cover" from Wingstuff or a like company for around $60. I believe this is a stick on decorative item. Other than that, directline can probably supply an OEM part for it, but they want $175. Honda wants $240. Directline is here:

http://www.hdlparts.com/fiche_section_d ... veh=124376
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Re: Timing gear cover

Postby flash2002 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:17 am

You could install a chrome cover, they look good.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/117/697

Why did they take the timing cover off , was there a problem ?




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