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Timing cover & clutch cover replacement

I was looking into replacing my stock brushed aluminum looking timing cover and clutch covers with either a speed merchant fined covers or just powder-coated covers. How difficult is it to do this? all I need to do is drain the oil and get new gaskets to complete this task?
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You will need new gaskets. Make sure to scrap off all the old bits. Its pretty easy to do...plan it around an oil change.
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Replacing the covers is a simple mechanical job, but remember you will have to remove the stator from your "Timing Cover" which isn't to bad, just be careful when removing the wires & gromet.
The clutch side is a little more complex. You'll have to swap out the clutch actuating mechanisms. There is a cover plate, the clutch shaft, a pin & a spring and what looks like a rubber cush drive but I think it's there as a damper. Also there are bearings for the clutch shaft that may have to be installed in the new clutch cover. Make sure you note exactly how it all comes apart. One end of the spring fits into a hole in the end of the shaft. It can be a little tricky, but doesn't require a high skill level. Just patience and note how everything comes apart.

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This sticky in Twins Technical Talk contains a wealth of information on maintenance/repair:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...and-so-on.html

When I had to change my clutch cover gasket, I had a terrible time cleaning the old gasket off, but the following link was helpful (even though I wash't messing w/ the springs).

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-tech...ngine-oil.html
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It can be very helpful to take detailed photographs while disassembling and then look at them as you put it back together.

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I was looking into replacing my stock brushed aluminum looking timing cover and clutch covers with either a speed merchant fined covers or just powder-coated covers. How difficult is it to do this? all I need to do is drain the oil and get new gaskets to complete this task?
I did the Speed Merchant stator cover and it was easy. Just order a new gasket from BikeBandit.com or whoever you choose. BB has expensive shipping, but they will get you the parts you need.

The Speed Merchant items are top notch... gorgeous!
I leaned my bike against a tree and was able to remove the old cover and install the new one without draining the oil.

You will need to unbolt the stator from your OEM cover and transfer it to the SM cover... easy.

It looks great I think:



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