Big Covers...

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by DelawhereNightsterGuy, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. DelawhereNightsterGuy

    DelawhereNightsterGuy Active Member

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    Is there any place that sells black Gearcase, Front Sproket, and Primary covers for the 07-08 Sportsters?
    I know having them powdercoated is like 500 bucks, but being 23, I'm trying to save $$ whenever I can...
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  2. theklanchXL1200N

    theklanchXL1200N Active Member

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    Hey man don't the roadsters have black motors?

    Check with HD on a price, but I am guessing that getting your stuff powdercoated will be cheaper than buying new cases.

    what about getting a chrome primary cover and right side cover, sandblasting the chrome off and having those powdercoated I don't know how much that would be, but you can find the chrome covers for around $200 I think.

    I know a guy that does powdercoating. He has never charged me more than a case of Yuengling Porter to powdercoat anything!!!! But I guess I am lucky that way. Let me know what you come up with I will talk to him and see what he would want. Only thing is he is slightly slower than molasses on getting stuff done............

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  3. DelawhereNightsterGuy

    DelawhereNightsterGuy Active Member

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    Yeah that would be sweet if you could find out what he would want to do it, HD is a rip off on stuff anyways... You'd think that HD would have blacked out the engine on the Nightster... I swear they did the gray just to sell more parts :28:
    OR maybe I could find someone with a Roadster that wanted to trade (FAT CHANCE)
     
  4. DelawhereNightsterGuy

    DelawhereNightsterGuy Active Member

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    I checked with harley, and they have covers for the covers :s
    For the sprocket, primary, gearcase in chrome, it would be 223, then I guess I could just have those powder coated...
    I still think my best bet for saving $$$ would be to find a roadster owner and either trade with them, or if they've gotten chrome parts already, see if they still have the black stuff and just buy it from them... :22:
     
  5. theklanchXL1200N

    theklanchXL1200N Active Member

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    Hey buddy try ebay for your covers. I will ask dude what abouts he would want. If you have your heart set on a black motor or covers, what about paint? if either you sandblasted chrome covers or painted your motor (and I am sure that rough surface that the motor is finished with now will hold paint pretty good) that would give you the effect you want. One thing I am not is a painter. Just a suggestion.

    If it was me I would get the chrome covers and have them painted with some sort of frame paint or maybe even rhino lining for a truck bed, because that stuff is pretty durable and that would be a custom look for sure.

    Hope I gave you an idea or two
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  6. theklanchXL1200N

    theklanchXL1200N Active Member

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    one more thing delaware, trading with a roadster owner is probably gonna be your most expensive route unless you find someone who will trade you motor for motor, I am guessing that labor isn't cheap on swapping cases, plus the gaskets and whathaveyou.............


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  7. DelawhereNightsterGuy

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    Yeah what I might do is get the trim covers from harley, should be around $300 for all of them, then just have them powdercoated or sandblasted and painted with a high temp enamel, but that wont be till the summer... thanks for the input though klanch! :hii
     
  8. theklanchXL1200N

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    Delaware man: Check out this ebay item :250215555158 EP7320 BLACK Harley XL motor engine covers Sportster

    I think it is for the right side case.

    THE :rider
     
  9. DelawhereNightsterGuy

    DelawhereNightsterGuy Active Member

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    Don't quote me, but I believe that is for an older style sportster...
    What I might do is just suck it up and wait till next winter, remove all of the covers, and have them powdercoated...
    Why waste a good set of covers? :bigsmiley25:
    Anyone have a powdercoater that wants to try it out on my covers? LOL
     
  10. theklanchXL1200N

    theklanchXL1200N Active Member

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    Yeah man I didn't look that closely at them, I just wanted to let you know that there is stuff out there. I still haven't had a chance to talk to my powdercoat guy for you. I will when I see him. Keep looking buddy sooner or later you will find them (probably 10 minutes after you send your stuff out for coating)

    Good luck on your search

    THE :rider