gl 1200 engine cover,


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vinny
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gl 1200 engine cover,

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Hello to all,
I have searched , but to no avail, i cannot find a pair of chrome engine covers for my 1986 GL1200

Can anybody help please,


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alanc1100
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Re: gl 1200 engine cover,

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Are you referring to valve covers? Try eBay motors. They usually have dozens in various stages of dirtiness. If something else, please be more specific.
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Re: gl 1200 engine cover,

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Had a set from an '84 1200, the chrome on these older valve covers can start to flake off. Like the polished aluminum look myself, these were first done in 2018:


Timing covers that I polished, before/after look:


I used Flitz Sealant to seal the parts in 2018:


a ceramic coating, and there was no degradation in the look for over a year. Polished again in last year during my '85 Limited Edition engine rebuild and paint project, easier second time round:


The only difference this time is with the protectant. I used the CERAKOTE MC-5100 clear coat product, specifically formulated for any aluminum finish including vapour blasting, one coat applied liberally. CERAKOTE products are well known in the gun lobby. I have had the bike on the road, and road dirt and crud wipes off with a damp cloth, very easy to keep clean.

Good luck with your search.
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