Identify 85 Aspencade covers?


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maxedout46
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Identify 85 Aspencade covers?

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i have recently been given an 85 aspencade in need of repair. Two covers painted with aspencade color scheme but not installed
on the bike do not appear to belong anywhere, can any one tell what they are for?
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Re: Identify 85 Aspencade covers?

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Those are aftermarket engine covers made by Markland.
https://www.goldwingfacts.com/threads/h ... ls.386673/
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Thanks Dingdong.
The paint is peeling on one of the covers so I may not bother with them.
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Re: Identify 85 Aspencade covers?

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If mine I wouldn't use them. They retain too much engine heat.
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I heard they are really bad for the bike. I would ditch them too. Keeps in too much heat. They look cool but the engineers didnt build it that way.
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I've been running those covers for about 55,000 miles. I've noticed no change in indicated temperature nor any other adverse effect. If you notice I am in Texas and have ridden this in well over 100F. I think if anything it might help get more air into the engine area, due to their design. There is a small area on the side of the cover which protrudes out, almost like a scoop. This is just my opinion, take it for what you paid for it....


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