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XS650: Finned Tappet Covers   Leave a comment

Picked up a set of these the other day. Nice. Sand Cast.

finned tappet covers

Found on ebay.com.

Look good mounted.

cast fins – mounted quickly

front left

2 of these weren’t machined to tolerance. Needed fitting.

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Posted October 19, 2012 by xscafe in Frame - Design, Motor - Head

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XS650: Fork Co Timing Covers   Leave a comment

ForkCo. Japan. Nice timing covers. Black or Plain. Hand cast. Fins are designed to match the engine.

plain alu

black

XS black

650 plain

Make some tasty oil pump covers for the SR500 too.

Posted October 12, 2012 by xscafe in Frame - Design, Motor - Head

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XS650: The Greensand Foundry   Leave a comment

the greensand logo

 

A while ago I picked some rather tasty finned covers up from The Greensand Foundry. Look good on the XS.

They’ve been busy lately. Alongside single carb manifolds they’ve extended their catalogue.

 

more on offer

 

iron cross generator cover

 

iron cross points … celtic pentagram generator cover

 

celtic pentagram generator cover

 

pentagram cover

 

pentagram generator and finned points

 

generator cover

 

13 generator cover

 

yamaha tuning forks

 

and for the points cover too

 

super sport points and finned clutch covers

 

super sport points covers

 

XS points and finned clutch/oil

 

XS points covers

 

email at: chopsandbobbers@hotmail.com

fleabay at: hardtail28-2008

These are cast. In his small workshop. A one man band.

 

furnace

 

getting ready

 

casting

 

moulds

 

workshop

 

backyard industry … literally … space is tight

 

single carb manifold

 

amal mounted

 

in frame … here with no air filter … am sure I have a pic with filter-cant find it

 

Contact details:

email at: chopsandbobbers@hotmail.com

fleabay at: hardtail28-2008

  • click on: ‘Angebotene artikel’ or ‘Items for sale’ … found in the profile box where the seller can post his photo if desired.

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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XS650: VAM   Leave a comment

Back in the 80’s VAM was one of the leading french sidecross tuners. Produced some cool trick gear. Original 750, 880, 1000cc big bore kits. RHS engine case complete with fittings for remote oil filter. Possibility for rh pull clutch. Access for clutch without removing whole cover. LH generator case. Tappet covers……

heidens 750cc big bore kit is a replica of this

 

clutch side case, with option for pull clutch and remote oil cooler…VAM big bore..tappet covers..

 

generator side case…from the dutch XS club

 

motor, VAM fitted…mounted in sidecrosser…with rh shift, pull clutch and remote cooler

 

rhs case … clutch, oil pump mount

 

clutch cover … 82/84 catalogue

 

Fred, from France has obtained the original castings I believe. Intends a production run. Needs a minimum of 10 pieces. When? No idea.

I would be interested in playing with a RH clutch case. If you want more info I have a phone number and an email address. Fred speaks French. Have no idea if he speaks English or German.

email: …  Fred.1504@live.fr