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For Sale - NEW "replacement" clutch adjuster cover $6

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by DogBunny, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist

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    I've wondered about these snap-in caps from McMaster-Carr for years, so I finally bought a box of them. They work great and look nice -- the pics below really don't do them justice. They differ from the originals as follows:
    The finish is matte nickel-plated steel instead of chrome. Great candidates for paint.
    They sit pretty much flush -- the originals sit about 3/16" proud.
    $6 shipped with tracking. Make PayPal payment "To A Friend" to:
    william@handspiral.com
    and be sure to PM me your address.

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  2. Scottrt

    Scottrt XS650 Enthusiast

    Are they made of a material that could be buffed to a luster?
     
  3. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist

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    They are made of nickel-plated steel and are quite attractive as is.
    LEFT: as they come from the factory.
    MIDDLE: machine polished with brown Tripoli. The surface is very finely textured, so polishing compounds alone will not result in a perfect mirror finish, but it is much brighter. The nickel-plating is still good.
    RIGHT: I removed the texture with silicon carbide sandpaper, then machine cut with Black carborundum, then machine polished with white rouge. The nickel plating is now gone, leaving plain steel. So a mirror finish is achievable, but it will need to be protected with clear-coat.
     
  4. Scottrt

    Scottrt XS650 Enthusiast

    All I need is Luster, mirror not needed. Fund sent PP FF. Thanks...I never liked how the stock cover just laid on top of cover.
     
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  5. Henhound

    Henhound XS650 Member

    Still available? Thanks
     
  6. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist

    Yes, I had to buy a whole box, so I still have about 15 available as of right now.

    By the way -- I didn't mention this before because I'm sure everyone can figure it out for themselves, but the prongs have to be bent out just a bit. I've been bending out every-other prong about about 1/4" -- easy to do with your fingers -- for a very secure fit.
     
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  7. Henhound

    Henhound XS650 Member

    Payment sent. Address is in PayPal notes. Thanks again
     
  8. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist

    Thanks Scottrt and Henhound.
     
  9. 350GUY

    350GUY XS650 Member

    Hi there: Are you also selling the transparent point cover? If not, is it a DIY project that I can undertake? Appreciate your input. Many thanks!
     
  10. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist

    350GUY: I have answered your post in a PM.
     
  11. MaxPete

    MaxPete Life with Lucille...I suggest, she decides. Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    These look nice DB!
    Pete
     
  12. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist

    Thanks Pete. I can only take credit for taking a chance on them to see if they would work.
    Originally I was just looking for an inexpensive substitute. It seems that half the XS650s that pass through my hands have dented or missing covers.
    But, they have grown on me. An argument could be made that the flush fit of them looks better than the originals.
     
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