Starter Clutch Crankcase Cover marks & Gouges

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Starter Clutch Crankcase Cover marks & Gouges

Post  Snowcat on Sun Aug 19 2012, 12:44

As I've now decided to keep the mistress a bit longer I'm embarking on some tidying and modifications. One bit of tidying is the crankcase cover (starter clutch), it has some scratches and gouges from when the previous owner dropped it and whilst functional, cosmetically it p*sses me off. I'm planning to remove it, clean it, repair, respray and replace it but unsure how to go about the repair. I've seen a similar repair undertaken (I think on here) with pictures and instructions but can't find it for the life of me.

Can anyone help with the best way to go about it and what fillers etc to use to get the best result.

The alternative would be one of them cover sets but this would just mask the problem and I'd still know it was there.

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Post  mikeyzf600 on Sun Aug 19 2012, 21:38

Have you got any pictures of the extent of the damage?

I'd personally take it off, clean it, get some metal filler, fill it, sand it down, get some decent spray paint and spray it?

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Post  Snowcat on Sun Aug 19 2012, 22:42

@mikeyzf600 wrote:I'd personally take it off, clean it, get some metal filler, fill it, sand it down, get some decent spray paint and spray it?
That's the plan Mike, just wondering if anyone can recommend a good metal filler?
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Post  mikeyzf600 on Sun Aug 19 2012, 22:45

I can't personally recommend any but I think I've seen a few kicking around Halfords. Depends how much you want to spend.

Maybe something like This

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Post  HEHORE on Sun Aug 19 2012, 22:50

That's stuffs not bad , got my old bike its mot with and exhaust like a sieve, but did fall off after and hours riding due to heat

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Post  westy_boy on Tue Aug 21 2012, 14:42

I did the exact same thing and used JB Weld. This stuff is rock hard and very heat resistant. I first filed the gouges to remove any raised material, I then lay JB Weld over the grooves, and put insulation tape over the top. Once dry the insulation tape peels straight off and leaves a semi flat surface to start smoothing (using a combination of needle files and differing grades of wet'n'dry paper).

I finished it off with Simoniz silver engine paint.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SIMONIZ-MOTORCYCLE-PAINT-SILVER-ALUMINIUM-ENGINE-CASE-PAINT-HIGH-TEMPERATURE-/350503578045?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item519ba429bd

I actually did this by remove the side fairing, but not actually taking the cover off. The damage was only on the face of the cover, so masked everything else off. Because the only bit you see is the bit that pokes through the hole in the fairing, you cannot even tell it has been painted, and even a slight difference in shades of silver is not obvious since it is broken up from the rest of the casing by the fairing.
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