clutch cover paint colour

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tevie54
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clutch cover paint colour

Post by tevie54 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:26 am

Hi, does anyone know what colour the clutch cover should be? Mine's been repaired at some point (a crack caused by a drop I presume) but it would be nice if it was the right colour

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Re: clutch cover paint colour

Post by alanfjones1411 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:31 am

Try rsbikepaints
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Re: clutch cover paint colour

Post by Wicky » Tue May 14, 2019 9:02 am

http://www.vtr1000.org/phpBB3/viewtopic ... 14#p218337

Or stick a Carbonadi clutch cover protector over it.

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Re: clutch cover paint colour

Post by tevie54 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:18 pm

I like the look of that, I've already got a carbon hugger so !!!!

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Re: clutch cover paint colour

Post by tony.mon » Wed May 15, 2019 9:35 pm

And Carbonadi ones are thick and strong, unlike some of the cheap see through ones around.
They will protect the engine in a drop rather than looking pretty but cosmetic only.
It's not falling off, it's an upgrade opportunity.

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Re: clutch cover paint colour

Post by alanfjones1411 » Thu May 16, 2019 5:55 am

If you go down the Carbonadi route for the cover and get both covers,make sure you ask him to put both the holes in it for the inspection covers.Quality bits of kit.
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Re: clutch cover paint colour

Post by tevie54 » Thu May 16, 2019 2:26 pm

Thanks for all the advice, I think the carbon cover is the way to go and all for under fifty quid, I don't plan on dropping it but if the unthinkable happened then at least I'm not spilling the contents of the engine all over the road and seeing as the cover has already had a repair I feel it's weakened already.

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Re: clutch cover paint colour

Post by tony.mon » Sun May 19, 2019 10:09 pm

For me it wasn't so much keeping the engine from spilling oil onto the road as preventing bits of road from getting into my engine.
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Re: clutch cover paint colour

Post by tevie54 » Tue May 21, 2019 8:06 pm

True.
Just as an aside, I was in Dunelm the other day and noticed they did Rustoleum spray paint and they do one called Gun Metal metallic and It's almost a perfect match in case anyone's interested.

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