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Old 11-22-2012, 09:42 AM   #21 (permalink)
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My '06 Scrambler and '07 T100 both have silver painted crankcases. I agree; it looks much nicer than the black cases on my '09 T100's. I didn't care for the chrome clutch and alternator covers on the T100's and have replaced them with brushed and clearcoated on all 3 - the Scrammy came with brushed covers stock.

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People appear to be confusing engine covers (Clutch, alternator & sprocket) with the actual crankcases here. The info I gave above relates to the actual crankcases not the engine covers.
Maybe in Europe they call covers "cases". We could say "engine block" or maybe just that thing that is left when you remove all the removeable parts of the engine.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:39 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Maybe in Europe they call covers "cases". We could say "engine block" or maybe just that thing that is left when you remove all the removeable parts of the engine.
I'm a car guy and I would call a crankcase a "block" but I've always called motorcycle crankcases "cases" and I call timing/clutch/trans side covers "covers", but I've only been riding for 55 years. What do I know?
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:43 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I was referring to the covers in my post. Sorry for the confusion.
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I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who likes the silver engine cases. It was a long and hard search for a Scrambler with silver cases in 2008 when I was ready to buy. I managed to find a new 2006 on a dealer's floor.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:17 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Maybe in Europe they call covers "cases". We could say "engine block" or maybe just that thing that is left when you remove all the removeable parts of the engine.
I've been playing around with bikes for 47 years and have always called the parts that "encase" the "crankshaft" the crankcase and I'm fairly sure it's a universal term.

"Engine block" is more of an auto term where the cylinders & crankcase are cast as one unit.

I prefer the silver crankcases and polished side covers combo on the Bonnies which is more of a "classical" look and that's what I chose when I built an engine for my T100.



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I wish mine looked like that! It is all black, for now.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:26 PM   #28 (permalink)
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i think the black is really sharp ;ooking on the new bikes, however the older polished cases look great too
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I've been playing around with bikes for 47 years and have always called the parts that "encase" the "crankshaft" the crankcase and I'm fairly sure it's a universal term.

"Engine block" is more of an auto term where the cylinders & crankcase are cast as one unit.

I prefer the silver crankcases and polished side covers combo on the Bonnies which is more of a "classical" look and that's what I chose when I built an engine for my T100.



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Great looking engine and a beautiful bike. I agree about the classic look.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:19 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Too bad Triumph doesn't make a set of gloss black engine covers like those on this Thruxton:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-talk...-thruxton.html

I think this Thruxton is a stunner! Sorry for the hijack.
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