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Replacing engine cover - July 5, 2010, 11:55 AM

I scraped the left side engine cover pretty bad yesterday thankfully that was all the damage the bike received when I dropped it! How much would the cost to replace it cost me from one of the area shops? I read a couple "How To's" but I rather go with a shop for this.
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July 5, 2010, 11:59 AM

Not sure how much a shop would charge, but honestly, if you have a couple sockets (metric), and some time, you can do that yourself fairly easily.


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July 5, 2010, 12:38 PM

Does it house the stator? If so, that can sometimes be a PITA to remove. Nothing says you can't pull it off and look though. If it's the big cover on the left, once you break the bolts free, it will probably stay on due to magnetism. You can shimmy them off.


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Dude, I've done that swap 3 or 4 times on my R6, its not that hard, just look in the manual:

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Follow the instructions, its simple, you can do it!!!


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Dude, I've done that swap 3 or 4 times on my R6, its not that hard, just look in the manual:

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July 5, 2010, 09:33 PM

Very easy to change out, you might be better off going with upgraded covers since they are tougher and close to the cost of the oem covers.
eBay and the wera boards are good places to check.


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I believe your clutch attaches to that side. The only pain in the ass will be the snap rings holding the shaft in there. Good snap ring pliers make life so much easier.
Also, if Yammi makes a gasket for that cover, I would use it. I found the hard way that sometimes manufacturers engineer the .5mm gasket into clearances. Spyker would know, though.
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I believe your clutch attaches to that side. The only pain in the ass will be the snap rings holding the shaft in there. Good snap ring pliers make life so much easier.
Also, if Yammi makes a gasket for that cover, I would use it. I found the hard way that sometimes manufacturers engineer the .5mm gasket into clearances. Spyker would know, though.
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true, you will definitely want to put a new gasket on there, good point Evil Twin, its worth the extra couple bucks and its a cheap way of making sure your new cover will not leak or seep oil out of it.


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July 6, 2010, 09:25 AM

really, why do you want to replace it?

Is it damaged so far beyond it's actually function? If not, then your bike just received character....

Anyways if you DO replace it just
-take off the bolts,
-use a rubber mallet (or hammer wrapped up in a t-shirt) and bang off the cover (it will be sucked on there pretty tight)
-Replace OLD gasket with NEW gasket...(made out of paper so most likely it will rip)
-Put in bolts and tighten in a star pattern...AND DON'T OVER TORQUE
-Fill fluids, start bike, then check for seeping/leaks..

And as with anything mechanical sometimes you have to do more just to get the actual task done...meaning on MY bike, you have to drain the coolant BEFORE you can take off the cover...so check your bike specifics...maybe you have to remove clutch cable or something.


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July 6, 2010, 09:27 AM

But personally I wouldn't replace the cover, unless it was cracked or punctured...which at that point the bike probably fell hard and has other damage...

simply put...if it ain't broke don't fix it.


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