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Cam cover repair or not?

#1 PostAuthor: bedlow1 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:05 pm

Anybody had a cam cover repaired seems to good to bin or do costs outway. Have put an message in wanted in case anyone has a spare to sell
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Re: Cam cover repair or not?

#2 PostAuthor: warren3200gt » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:44 pm

Very repairable. A bit off ally welding and 10 mins with a dremel. Even easier if you still have the missing piece, 30 seconds with some jbweld.
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Re: Cam cover repair or not?

#3 PostAuthor: z1bman » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:45 pm

easy repair

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Re: Cam cover repair or not?

#4 PostAuthor: bedlow1 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:41 pm

z1bman
do you know of anybody you could recommend?
i dont have the missing bit
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Re: Cam cover repair or not?

#5 PostAuthor: Wrigers » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:55 am

Hi bedlow, probably not that local to you, but give Tony at Pit Stop motorcycles a ring, he's round the corner from Z Power.
He's an excellent welder and a fair chap. I've used him, as have others on here.

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Re: Cam cover repair or not?

#6 PostAuthor: bedlow1 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:18 pm

dont know if its a london area thing but was quoted £96 inc Vat which makes it not worth doing.
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Re: Cam cover repair or not?

#7 PostAuthor: z1bman » Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:06 pm

that's a piss take you would not pay anymore than £20 in the midlands :mad

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Re: Cam cover repair or not?

#8 PostAuthor: kev edwards » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:27 am

I only paid £20 to have an exhaust stud hole built up, done in less time than having a cup of splosh, done at a fabricators in Wisbech.

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Re: Cam cover repair or not?

#9 PostAuthor: bedlow1 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:54 am

yes i thought it a bit steep, ill keep trying around
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Re: Cam cover repair or not?

#10 PostAuthor: bedlow1 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:34 pm

I thought it was a bit pricey initially he said £66 when i showed him the photo of the job but when i took it in he said it was more involved ie. hole needs filling in then shaping and drilling to get an invisible repair but it would cost £150. I said this was way above the earlier quote and he said £96 was the best he could do. I will keep looking for some place more reasonable otherwise its a trip to the midlands or Cambridgeshire. :D
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