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 Post subject: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:17 am 
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Came back from a ride earlier and noticed a bolt had fallen out of the (hateful live to ride) timing cover - can't blame the bike for trying to shed the embarassment but what thread are the bolts, look about 4mm to my metric brain.


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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:14 am 
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regcheeseman1 wrote:
Came back from a ride earlier and noticed a bolt had fallen out of the (hateful live to ride) timing cover - can't blame the bike for trying to shed the embarassment but what thread are the bolts, look about 4mm to my metric brain.


The standard cover is riveted on, so I guess it depends on what thread tap was used :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:53 am 
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regcheeseman1 wrote:
Came back from a ride earlier and noticed a bolt had fallen out of the (hateful live to ride) timing cover - can't blame the bike for trying to shed the embarassment but what thread are the bolts, look about 4mm to my metric brain.

Take the other out and match it up (I think it will be a self tapper)...

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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:13 am 
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Sure it's the timing cover? Those Live to ride thingies are usually the clutch cover.
IIRC, the threads are UNC, definitely not Metric.
I can't get to my Bat Cave right now, otherwise I could tell you for sure.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:56 am 
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Mickrick wrote:
Sure it's the timing cover? Those Live to ride thingies are usually the clutch cover


Unfortunately they're both, and you can even buy both together :ill:

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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:20 am 
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Mickrick wrote:
Sure it's the timing cover? Those Live to ride thingies are usually the clutch cover.
IIRC, the threads are UNC, definitely not Metric.
I can't get to my Bat Cave right now, otherwise I could tell you for sure.

1/4 UNC

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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:45 am 
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pash wrote:
Mickrick wrote:
Sure it's the timing cover? Those Live to ride thingies are usually the clutch cover.
IIRC, the threads are UNC, definitely not Metric.
I can't get to my Bat Cave right now, otherwise I could tell you for sure.

1/4 UNC
More like 3/16" I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:36 am 
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It's the timing cover.

It's not 1/4 - it might be 3/16 or possibly 8-32, I've brought the one remaining bolt into work this morning to match it up or measure with a pitch gauge.


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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:29 am 
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Number 10 unc ?

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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:31 pm 
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It's 8-32.

I've just knocked up a jig for turning new timing covers from plate.

Does the original one have an o ring seal around it, it looks like a recess for a seal in the engine case but there's a (much too big) hole in the bottom of the case for the wiring that pretty much makes any seal completely pointless.


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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:53 pm 
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Sounds like you're sorted ;)
Mine had two pates a plain one with countersunk screws behind the badged one, which was rivited to the first.
I didn't seal it.
My mate engraves electrical panels for yachts, and he had some carbon fiber off cuts.
So I got him to knock me one out with Thor's hammer engraved into it. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:03 pm 
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You can tell things are going to the dogs around here when Thor's hammer is mentioned in the technical section lOl


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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:21 pm 
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:shock: :oooops:


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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:49 pm 
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thought it looked like a plan view of an airplane :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Timing cover bolts?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:23 pm 
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I thought it was a fuel filler... looks nice next to the fish-slice... ;)

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