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Hi! 

 

When i removed the cover today to check clearances i saw this; 

 

How did that happen? Is it possible for a good welder to fix that or do i need a complete new top? 

 

Its a 2013. 

 

Best regards

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Edited by pontakoj

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I would say you over tightened the valve cover bolts to cause it to break like that.

 

You have to buy the whole head to get the valve cap.

 

You could possibly heliarc it by bolting it down to a piece of heavy flat stock.

If you don't bolt it to something solid you run the risk of warping it.

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I think that can be fixed, lucky it didnt crack between the mounting bolts so they will still hold the cam in place. 

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Same thing happen to my 2012  and the heat produce by welding  had kink the camshalft holder ... result new complete head assembly !

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Same thing happen to my 2012  and the heat produce by welding  had kink the camshalft holder ... result new complete head assembly !

 

When you welded it did you bolt it to a strong flat surface ?

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i don't think that will work !  but for my kxf it the previous owner that weld  this part .. and after 5 hour one valve become off spec and if i want it to work i had to let one bolt not complety in so it' did'nt work  that the reason why i had to bought a new head assembly !

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I am not qualified to opine on this issue, other than to say it would make me unhappy to see that.  I know nothing about welding, except I have a buddy who is an expert who can do just about anything.  I will run this by him and see if he has any ideas.

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If it were my bike I would bite the bullet an buy a new head.

I understand that is not an option for everyone.

Which is why i recommended bolting it to a flat surface and try to heili arc it.

You have nothing to loose since its already no good

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