Mid 80s Honda clutch cover restoration

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2/16/2020 7:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/16/2020 7:52 PM

So what’s better for filling in the mag rot? some say Devcon others JB weld?

I’ve never used Devcon.. does it flow like JB when heated?

I’m restoring a cover for an 84 250. The water pump seal surface is in great shape.. however the oil seal only 50% is still good.. the rest has a bit pitting.

If Devcon then what kind? They have a lot of products.

Not looking for a repro cover as there is no Honda logo.
Thanks in advance.

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2/19/2020 8:00 PM

Anyone?

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2/20/2020 6:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/20/2020 6:04 AM

I think you are good with either,both are good in my opinion:&ltwink

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1965 Norton G15 CS 1975 Husky 360 CR GP 1982 Honda 500 XLS

2/20/2020 10:05 AM

Did you get my pm?

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2/20/2020 10:11 AM

No,sorry I didn't. I don't even see where the notifcation is?

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1965 Norton G15 CS 1975 Husky 360 CR GP 1982 Honda 500 XLS

2/20/2020 11:53 AM

Steve F wrote:

No,sorry I didn't. I don't even see where the notifcation is?

I sent one to retrofun.

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2/20/2020 11:56 AM

I don't know what that is? Is there a link?

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1965 Norton G15 CS 1975 Husky 360 CR GP 1982 Honda 500 XLS

2/20/2020 12:48 PM

Chance1216 wrote:

Did you get my pm?

Yes I did thanks.

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2/20/2020 8:01 PM

Here’s my cover. It’s not that bad and most surfaces are intact. Other that the oil seal area.


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2/21/2020 5:31 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/21/2020 5:32 PM

I bead blasted one clean,,,then used JBweld,,carve it out with dremel. Then used a 2 part epoxy paint, Klass Kote brushed over every surface that sees water.
Then use Waterless Evans in the cooling system.

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2/21/2020 6:13 PM

riv187 wrote:

I bead blasted one clean,,,then used JBweld,,carve it out with dremel. Then used a 2 part epoxy paint, Klass Kote brushed over every surface that sees water.
Then use Waterless Evans in the cooling system.

I did one about 10 years ago, used vinegar to clean out the corrosion then just used JB heated with a heat gun.. worked fine when I sold the bike.

I’m keeping this one for my collection, will be a showroom restoration, I’ve spent a fortune on nos parts already. Just want it done right, as my ocd won’t let me do it half assed.

Thanks everyone for your replies. I will stick with JB weld on this one.

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2/22/2020 6:27 AM

riv187 wrote:

I bead blasted one clean,,,then used JBweld,,carve it out with dremel. Then used a 2 part epoxy paint, Klass Kote brushed over every surface that sees water.
Then use Waterless Evans in the cooling system.

retrofun wrote:

I did one about 10 years ago, used vinegar to clean out the corrosion then just used JB heated with a heat gun.. worked fine when I sold the bike.

I’m keeping this one for my collection, will be a showroom restoration, I’ve spent a fortune on nos parts already. Just want it done right, as my ocd won’t let me do it half assed.

Thanks everyone for your replies. I will stick with JB weld on this one.

As added insurance,,consider the 2 part epoxy paint Klass Kote, or something similar so everything inside is sealed.

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2/22/2020 5:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/22/2020 5:17 PM

I will look into it, thank you.

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3/5/2020 1:33 PM

I glass bead blasted one, JB Welded (with a greased seal installed), pulled the seal when dry and then black Cerakoted the inside and out of the cover. It worked well for about a year so far. Here is the only photo I have saved at the moment.

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3/5/2020 5:52 PM

Nice

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