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Help Engine Timing Cover

Discussion in 'Honda 250cc Twins' started by Gizziracer, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Gizziracer

    Gizziracer Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    The round timing cover plate on the right side of the Vt spada and Vtr motor are sometimes quite problematic to remove without causing significant damage. I guess many have never been removed in their almost 30 years of service so its fairly understandable they get a little stuck, but they look quite nasty with the corners rounded off the cast alloy removal nut.
    I have used breaker bars, rattle guns and on one occasion drilled down a 1/2 mm near the outside of the cover so I could locate a small punch and tapped it lightly with a dead blow hammer.
    Does any one have any less destructive methods for removing these plates.
     
  2. Murdo

    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    Got a picture of the cover?
     
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    Gizziracer Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    A six point socket and breaker bar would be my first choice, and some heat around the case if really stuck.
     
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