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Old 10th May 2009
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Bike fell of Jack, and I noticed a small crack, 3/4" above the brake pedal mount. Im looking for a new cover on Ebay. How serious is this. Ive seen Sportys with this cover removed I think. What does the community think? I dont think there is any liquid to flow out of there. I should be cool for a wek or two till Im able to find one right?
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I think the same cover fits 82-90. Here's a new one for $36

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The sprocket cover, unlike the gearcase and primary covers, is just a cover. It provides support for the kicker system on XLCHs. On the XLHs it is just "there". Perhaps keeps your pant leg from getting into the chain. Perhaps a little weld underneath is all that it needs.
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I Laid Mine Over A While Back, And Broke My Cam Cover Just Behind The The Oil Chamber. I Took It To Our Local Tech School( They Have Alot Of Tools ) And Had It Heli-arc Welded. It Didn't Warp My Cover But It's Not Very Pretty. Although I Can Buy A Chrome Tin Cover To Go Over The Cam Cover , I Don't Think They Make Them For The Sprocket Cover, But You Can Have It Welded.
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Hey Bikenut thanks man, that Retro Cycle place is kick ass. I ordered the new sprocket, and I got to be more careful with putting bike on the jack. I just balanced bike on jack, I need to use straps all the time.
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... I just balanced bike on jack, I need to use straps all the time.
I use 4 straps, two at front forks, two at passenger footpegs. Takes me a good 10 minutes to set up to use the lift. But i had a near miss one time, almost lost it.
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Thank god thats all that broke
from now on I will always take the time and strap her all up
like anything else
the short cut turned into the costly $$$$ long way around
but its ok, I been meaning to clean out the whole sprocket area since i fixed the leak in the oil tank, which was spraying oil over that whole area for years
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