Rocker arm covers

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Rocker arm covers

Postby renehede » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:47 pm

Hi there guys,

New on the forum (From Denmark) so sorry for the bad "engrish" sometimes

I recently had a misfire on my VS750 and it started to make a metallic sound. :Umm:
So I took the inspection caps of and started to trim my valves. After the trim i fired it up and i still had the sound :bang:
Ahh well, one more time. This time when i open the inspection caps to have a look at the rocker arms, I saw there was a small crack right next to the front intake rocker arm. Which mean i have to get a new one :(

Now for the question: I have a friend who has a spare VS700 engine, is it possible to take the complete "rocker arm cover/casing" and mount it on my bike, which, mentioned above is a VS750?


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Re: Rocker arm covers

Postby Lechy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:24 pm

Yes you can, but you will have to drop the engine out of the frame. The faces are a machine finish fit with no gasket so make sure they are very clean with no nicks or dints which will cause an oil leak.
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Re: Rocker arm covers

Postby renehede » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:15 pm

Thank you for your reply, then i don't have to search a long time to find a "new" used one :clap: :bow:

When you say faces then you mean number 42 on the picture, right :confused:

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Re: Rocker arm covers

Postby WintrSol » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:08 pm

If you look at the diagram, part #1 is two pieces, and no gasket is shown between them:
http://www.partsoutlaw.com/oemparts/a/s ... head-front
The service manual says to use Suzuki bond no. 1216 on the mating surfaces in lieu of a gasket, but the surfaces have to be smooth and clean for a good seal.
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Re: Rocker arm covers

Postby Fred » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:00 pm

Its not just for a good seal its half of the cam shaft bearing. Fitting an un mated part to an old part makes me squirm.

You need a new head.


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