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tappet cover
« on: April 02, 2013, 03:15:47 AM »
i'll see if my dad can make a few more if anyone else is interested

my dad machined up these plain tappet covers for me and is working on a finned one as well.

i'm not trying to turn this into a sale thread but if anyone would like one i've got one plain polished cover, and one sand blasted plain cover.
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my dad also did up some black plastic swing arm bushing covers for me because I lost one of the stock ones on my first ride.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2013, 11:18:38 PM by b.sheets »
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 03:18:44 AM »
I thought these looked pretty boss compared to the ultra shiny covers
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 03:53:06 AM »
Oh man..while you were posting this, I installed the tappet cover from Hitchcocks. My stock chain had died and I ordered a better one from Hitchcocks, and decided to get the tappet cover too. I just installed it literally 5 mins ago. It looks good too, however I wanted a plain one like your dad has made. Mine says "Hitchcocks Performance".  ;)

Oh well, I might get one from you in the future!
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 05:34:00 AM »
i will buy the sand blasted one - pm sent
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 07:40:48 AM »
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 02:04:05 PM »
Thanks for doing this, I'm "in-between" Enfields right now, having sold my C5 Special end of last year. Miss it and want to get back in .. I'm torn between another C5 and the G5 Classic. Weighing pros and cons of each right now. Anyway, when I had the C5, I tried to find a source for a plain, polished tappet cover, just hated the "EFI-500" script - spoiled the 'vintage' look. What I find interesting, the 2010 models had a plain tappet cover, no script at all. I don't know why they had to change this.

At any rate, I'll buy the polished cover it is still available. Thank your Dad for me!
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 04:38:11 PM »
Can he engrave it ?

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 05:32:49 PM »
Thanks for doing this, I'm "in-between" Enfields right now, having sold my C5 Special end of last year. Miss it and want to get back in .. I'm torn between another C5 and the G5 Classic. Weighing pros and cons of each right now. Anyway, when I had the C5, I tried to find a source for a plain, polished tappet cover, just hated the "EFI-500" script - spoiled the 'vintage' look. What I find interesting, the 2010 models had a plain tappet cover, no script at all. I don't know why they had to change this.

At any rate, I'll buy the polished cover it is still available. Thank your Dad for me!
Dropping you a PM right now.

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 05:34:09 PM »
Can he engrave it ?

absolutely. i'm going to need him to do up a few more.
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 05:49:09 PM »
I got lucky, I've got a 2010 with a blank plate and I like it that way.  I can see where this might help sell bikes in India but in the US people like the old school look.  Heck, Triumph got custom throttle bodies made to look like carburetors when they switched the Bonneville to EFI.

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 05:51:18 PM »
yeah, everytime I look at the "EFI 500" I just get a little upset on the inside. I mean, clearly most of us love the old school look that's why we have an enfield and that tappet cover just messes up the flow!
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2013, 06:00:23 PM »
b.sheets...your Dad did a great job with those covers...I'd love to get one from you!
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2013, 06:15:47 PM »
The other weird thing, there's nothing in there!  Since we have hydraulics they could have just made the case one piece and skipped the plate altogether.

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2013, 10:57:19 PM »
so many people don't even notice the efi-500 plate! or the r RE name on the tank. typically,"what kind of bike is that?" "who makes that?"  "what size?" you know, the questions we answer all the time. not a bad thing, for sure.
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2013, 11:08:43 PM »
I love this:
"What kinda bike is that?"
"Royal Enfield." (pointing to tank)
"Who makes that?"
"Royal Enfield."
Blank stare, pause, "Oh."

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2013, 11:13:43 PM »
This trumps all "When did Harley make that?"

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2013, 11:15:05 PM »
To which you can respond, "No, Indian sold these."  Not even lieing :)

When I used to pull in to the local Harley dealer on my Ducati they thought it was a Buell.  Now they think I'm riding some weird kind of old Harley.  Really nice folks but not much perspective.

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2013, 11:18:36 PM »
I love this:
"What kinda bike is that?"
"Royal Enfield." (pointing to tank)
"Who makes that?"
"Royal Enfield."
Blank stare, pause, "Oh."

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"Who makes that?"
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2013, 11:19:41 PM »
"Harley?  Oh they were in business years before Harley."  Again, not even lieing :)

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2013, 11:22:38 PM »
so has anyone asked you if you bike is a replica???
i have gotten that several times.
i say no, it is a genuine Royal Enfield.
they just fired the design group in 1955, just like HD
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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2013, 11:24:54 PM »
Lies!  Harley had at least two new shades of black paint this year!

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2013, 11:42:58 PM »
yea,verily! have you found RE in your heart?
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2013, 06:11:08 AM »
i'll see if my dad can make a few more if anyone else is interested

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2013, 12:12:06 PM »
And me... let us know!

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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2013, 03:13:32 AM »
Just for reference..this is how the Hitchcock's cover looks. Excuse the crappy quality of the picture..but it looks very neat in person.
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2013, 03:17:42 AM »
Plus Two JVS !
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2013, 11:18:20 AM »
It does look neat, but kind of in the way the "500 EFI" cover looks neat: shiny, fits well, does it's job - but it's got that wording stamped on it that I'd rather not have.  To each his own...

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« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2013, 11:28:03 AM »
Yup. The good thing about this one is that the engraving is not as deep as the 'EFI-500' and is polished/same tone as the body. You know how the stock cover always gets your attention (in a bad way  :-X)..this one actually doesn't. It blends in. But yes, a plain one should suit the engine more  ;)
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Re: tappet cover
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2013, 12:48:07 PM »
Yup. The good thing about this one is that the engraving is not as deep as the 'EFI-500' and is polished/same tone as the body.

A plus.  And, I shouldn't begrudge Hitchcocks their props...