timing cover

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by SMITH102683, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. SMITH102683

    SMITH102683 Member

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    Does anyone know if allen screws will work to hold on the new screaming eagle timing cover for my 03 1200 sportster? I have heard that some models it would work and other models will not. Don't know how to find out for my bike. Thanks
     
  2. prodrag1320

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    why wouldnt they work???!!!
     
  3. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I think the timing cover is rivited on the 1200, there might also be threads. I imagine if the rivit holes aren't threaded no biggy to run a tap through.
    kemo
     
  4. SMITH102683

    SMITH102683 Member

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    I am asking because they factory timing cover is riveted on, and like I said have been told by some people that there is threds behind and others there are not trying to find out before I drill the rivets out that hold the factory one on. Thanks again for any and all help
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Interesting, Kemo and Smith are saying that some timing covers were rivited? Was it for special models or just a model year or two?
     
  6. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    rivited on my softail when i got it but now on with self tapping screws both the sportster and the dyna had been fiddled with before i got them and had fancy timing covers on them but i think both had been rivited
    94 sportster was rivited and i didnt get round to changing it or pulling too much of that engine to bits so was still rivited when it moved on

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  7. SMITH102683

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    What thread are the factory harley timing cover screws?