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First off...is that the timing cover? I believe it is. I know that some people replace them, and i was thinking of getting a matching timing and derby cover, however after inspecting the timing cover (at least i think it is), it is installed with rivets...which leads me to believe i'm stuck with wwhat's there.

My only other thinking is that I could get a piece of metal that is the same size, and install that ontop of the current cover w/some industrial strength double sided tape. but aside from that...i'm at a loss.

Any suggestions?

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That's just a additional cool guy plate riveted into the case man. pull that thing and there nothing there.

Or am I completely wrong?

On another note, how do you like your RB pipes?
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First off...is that the timing cover? I believe it is. I know that some people replace them, and i was thinking of getting a matching timing and derby cover, however after inspecting the timing cover (at least i think it is), it is installed with rivets...which leads me to believe i'm stuck with wwhat's there.

My only other thinking is that I could get a piece of metal that is the same size, and install that ontop of the current cover w/some industrial strength double sided tape. but aside from that...i'm at a loss.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Marc
Drill out the rivets, the replacement covers come with screws that will replace the rivets.
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Drill out the rivets, the replacement covers come with screws that will replace the rivets.
Exactly what I was gonna say...
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Cool, thanx guys...is this indeed called a timing cover?

Mr. Hicks - LOOOOOVE the RB Pipe. I have the LSR and couldn't be happier. Has a very distinct sound (like poeple have said - headers on a big block V8). I also noticed a pretty drastic increase in seat of the pants dyno.

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There's even a video of Bert replacing his at http://xlforum.net/vbportal/modules....warticle&id=32

Lovely how-tos folks have done.
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hmm....tried clicking on the video link and it wouldn't let me watch it...

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Cool, thanx guys...is this indeed called a timing cover?
Yes it is. There is another plate behind this one which protects the parts. Go for it.
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The newer Sportys come with screws in the timing cover. Just drill them out and you're all set. Just make sure when you get a replacement that it has the holes at 3 and 9 and not at 12 and 6 by mistake.
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It's generally known as a points cover, though there aren't any points under it these days - you'll find an ignition sensor instead.

If you drill out the rivets, you'll find the outer cover is riveted to another cover underneath, which in turn is held onto the ignition sensor plate bolts underneath by 2 countersunk screws located in the 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock positions (vertical). Once you've drilled out your rivets, be sure to remove the inner plate too, and fish out the backs of the rivets, or they'll be bouncing around inside the cover with your ignition sensor.

If you get a replacement cover with horizontal mounting holes, you can either screw or rivet it to the plate underneath. If you use rivets, only use the closed back type pop rivets (get them from your dealer) or, again, you will have problems with bits of pop rivet bouncing around your ignition sensor.

Or you could get a points cover with vertical mounting holes (intended for big twins) and screw it to the ignition sensor plate bolts, with or without the inner cover (depending on what's required to make the cover sit flush with the edges of the cone).
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