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XS650: Tappet Covers   Leave a comment

Was ratting round in my spares shelves/boxes. Found a 3-bolt tappet cover with slots instead of bolt holes – wtf?

Then found three more

Ah so! Early XS1 covers. No O-ring grooves. Gasket pure.

 

tappet covers outer

tappet covers, outside … early 3-bolt, slotted, gasket, … 4-bolt decompression cover, XS2, holes, gasket … 3- and 4-bolt cover, holes, gasket … 3- and 4-bolt covers with holes and an o-ring groove cut – 1 set alu, 1 set chromed

 

 

tapppet covers inside

tapppet covers inside … here you can see the flat gasket faces and the grooved o-ring covers

 

 

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Posted October 15, 2015 by xscafe in Motor - Head

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XS650: Finned Tappet Covers   Leave a comment

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

 

A1 .. finned tappet covers

finned tappet covers

 

Found on ebay.com.

Look good mounted.

 

A2 .. finned tappet covers

cast fins – mounted quickly

 

A3 .. front left

front left

 

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

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

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XS650: Clear Tappet Covers?   Leave a comment

Like to watch?  Got a thing about control?

leo speed shop at play, feb 2011 … clear tappet covers … take a look …

 

1 .. ... four eyes !! ...

… four eyes !! …

 

 

2 .. ... here's looking at you ...

… here’s looking at you …

 

3 .. ... even has eyes in the back of its head ...

… even has eyes in the back of its head …

 

 

4 .. ... think it'll take LED backlighting?

… think it’ll take LED backlighting?

 

 

5 ... do the ayes have it?

do the ayes have it?

 

Have they held up to the heat ?

   … the vibration ?
… the oil ?
… discolouration ?
… opacity ?

Wonder what the story is??

Posted March 6, 2012 by xscafe in Motor - Cam, Motor - Head

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