XS650: Finned Covers   2 comments

I treated myself to some bling. Bike bling. Bright, shiny and finned. For the generator cover insert, points cover and atu cover. They kind of but not quite match the finned cover I already had for the push side oil filter.

There is a major difference aside from the fin size and density. The oil filter cover is milled from a billet whereas the others are cast. The bloke calls himself The Greensand Foundry Engineering and Fabrications. Hails from the Emerald Isles.

The technique is as old as the hills. Green sand casting. Burt Munroe used similar techniques to build the pistons etc for his record breaking Indian. Backyard engineering at its best. There is a wealth of information on this if youre interested. At your fingertips. Literally. Search engine of your choice. Just remember it gets hot. There are noxious gases. Metal shrinks as it cools. And you must be able to remove your pattern without destroying your mould.

generator cover insert


and the fins


points and atu cover..outside


points and atu cover inside


the set including the oil filter cover


points cover fitted


generator cover insert fitted


motor from the left


the programme


A set of tappet covers to match would be nice.

Newly added to the range … you provide a good case …

clutch cover and oil filter finned


fleabay at: hardtail28-2008

or email here … chopsandbobbers@hotmail.com


Posted April 14, 2011 by xscafe in Frame - Design, Motor - Cases, Motor - Head

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2 responses to “XS650: Finned Covers

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  1. I actually like the looks of the cast better than the billet. Somehow the cast just seems more natural for an XS.

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