Repairing Aluminium Covers

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  1. Ranger

    Ranger New Member

    Jul 17, 2019
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    Has anyone tried to repair a clutch cover with a hole in it. The replacement cover is on backorder to mid September and I am wondering if some kind of fill and repaint could be an option. Any ideas would be useful?

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  2. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Ranger,

    Chemical Metal should sort that. Even if it's only short term until you get a replacement case?
     
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  3. Davie_M

    Davie_M Active Member

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    get it welded
     
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  4. t552

    t552 Senior Member

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    #4 t552, Aug 15, 2019
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    Do not rub down till filled with chemical metal. Once filled then you can rub down,use as little filler as possible. Then paint. Should be a good repair.
     
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  5. feckless

    feckless Senior Member

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    i have used kwik steel to fill a casing before and it worked very well. just be sure to thoroughly degrease the area to be filled and rough it up with some coarse emery as it helps to provide a better key. it will last way beyond September
     
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  6. Yorkshireman

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    I wouldn’t bother for four weeks wait. It doesn’t seem to be leaking oil so no bother. Touch it in with some similar coloured paint if the look of it bothers you but I wouldn’t spend money on welding or metal fixes if you are going to change it.
     
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  7. SpeedTwin1200

    SpeedTwin1200 Well-Known Member

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    If there is a hole, I'd want to know if a piece of the cover dropped into the engine first. Then if you take the cover off, you might find you can fill the inside of the hole with something like a gasket material that is resistant to heat and oil and won't damage the engine if it comes free. It might be tidier than a surface filler.
    Sorry to see the damage Ranger. Was it a static or moving drop?
    I've just bought but not yet fitted these from Triumph...a timely reminder.
    They blend into the covers better than the R&G protection I think.

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  8. Ranger

    Ranger New Member

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    Thanks for the comments. Some nice suggestions.

    SpeedTwin1200 - The bike was a write of resold with front end damage. Looks like it toppled over after the crash...
     
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