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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2009, 7:51 am Thread Starter
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Just ANOTHER stupid question!

What is the eliptical silver cover in the middle of the engine cover called? ...and do I need to drain the oil to remove it? Better to ask a stupid question now than to end up with a messy garage floor!

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I dunno what it's called, but you can remove it without draining the oil.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 2009, 8:57 am
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That would be your alternator cover. Speedy Moto sells a great looking replacement at a fair price.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 15th, 2009, 5:03 am Thread Starter
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Thank you gentlemen,

I figured it could be removed without oil draining - but better to play it safe and ask first!.

Not looking to replace it as I dont have any issues with it as far as aesthetics go... but I have been meaning to get it engraved ever since I got the bike - just for a 'personal' touch. Need to get my wedding band engraved this week and got referred to a very good engraver... so planning to kill two birds...

ps - that bike is not mine (although mine looks very similar) - just the quickest pic I could find on the computer showing the 'alternator cover' - now that I know the name of it

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