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Rusty Shovel

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Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« on: March 20, 2014, 06:58:22 pm »
Hey all,

After a pretty unspectacular flop, I learned that the magnesium clutch cover is fragile.  This knowledge cost me $350 in a new clutch cover, oil, and filters.  Hopefully I didn't damage my clutch itself (it looks okay, but I won't know till my new clutch cover comes in and I get it all together.

Don't be me!

I just ordered these from Adventure Spec:





They are made of aluminum and, paired with my Flatlands Racing Skid Plate, will hopefully prevent this happening again.

I'll post again when they arrive.
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Adventure Spec Side Case Covers -- Installation
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 07:44:12 pm »
I got the natural anodized aluminum because I didn't want it to scratch up.  Plus, it'll match my Flatlands Skidplate.

Here they are with all attendant tools.  The covers DON'T come with the high temperature silicone needed to affix the plates.  Instructions on the Adventure Spec website say to go to "any hardware store" to obtain the silicone.  Home Depot didn't have any.  Advance Auto Part had some, but it was bright red (more on that later).



Installation is pretty straightforward; squirt goo and affix.





Notice the tape.  It takes 24 hours for the silicone to "cure."  In the mean time, the cover will slowly creep with gravity unless it's supported.

Now the clutch side.  Notice how nice and new it is--because I **** my old one (I hadn't even made a payment on the bike yet).







Some of the silicone slipped out the sides.  It wipes up pretty easily.



It didn't seem like I had enough silicone on the other side, so I popped it off and added more.



This ended a bit messily, and I spent the next 10 minutes cleaning silicone off the case.  If you can find black or clear hi-temp silicone, I'd recommend it.

We'll see how well it manages to stay on.  I'm gonna be ****ed if I lose one commuting on the freeway.  I'm a little disappointed with the coverage on the left side.



See where my shifter has already gouged into the case?  I don't think this will help in that regard.  I seems like the cover is too skimpy on the left side.

I'll update my impressions as I use them.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2014, 07:47:42 pm by Rusty Shovel »
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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 10:59:26 am »
Coolio. I'll be getting a pair of those sometime soon.  8)
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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 03:16:39 pm »
I was hoping to get the black anodized version but they are not going to be back in stock until 08/05/2014.  That either May or August I have no idea.
I adhered a similar armor on my DRZ cases.  The parts came from Thumper Talk.  I haven't looked to see if ones are available for the 690.  However when I did the DRZ I didn't use high temp silicone and they stuck for 14,000 miles then I sold the bike.  I also used a liberal application of the RTV because, IMHO, the RTV acts like a cushion to absorb energy from the bashing.

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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 08:46:07 am »
Coursegold if your looking for black try these www.carbonadi.com I've got some coming should be in this week!
I'll show pix when I get them seems to have more coverage, plus has a Kevlar layer under the carbon fiber. Kind of pricey but still less than that clutch cover.

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Re: carbonadi Side Case Cover install
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 02:27:51 pm »
So got the Carbonadi side covers today and glued them in place, you can see patch of kevlar under the carbon layer.
first is mag cover

2nd is clutch cover

cleaned covers real good

applied silicone


installed last time they will look this good…probably should be on a SMC 690 ha


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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2014, 03:52:49 pm »
Look good.... but have questions...
How thick are they?  In other words, do the levers make contact with normal use?
Looks like it is clear coated - do you think it might be easily ****? (exposing carbon fibres)
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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2014, 04:32:15 pm »
They are about 1/16" thick, no don't hit pedals at all, stuck a paint stirrer between gear shift and cover till it dries.
I hope I put plenty of silicone in between to absorb any shock, and they do have a Kevlar layer for strength. Time will tell how they hold up. I don't care how shabby they get, long as the magnesium covers don't fracture. Sure look sweet right now :D

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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2014, 07:43:03 pm »
I really like the improved coverage on the left side.
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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 09:35:00 am »
Went with AS. Pulled a dumbass and broke the tab off prior to install. Oh well. Still more protection than I had before.  :P



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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2014, 07:23:27 am »
I got the Adventure-spec case guards and their bash plate in black.   THANK GOODNESS.   already have 3-4 rock dings on the bash plate - up high where the other plates don't cover!   I will try to get pics this weekend.       I also used the red permatex silicone.... then found my clear silicone a day later!  should have used the clear!
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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2015, 05:58:38 pm »
I got the AS in black anodized when the bike was new and now have a few dings in the protective covers. Definitely worth it.

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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2015, 07:53:36 am »
I put a set on within a week off getting the bike. A month ago I did a mighty big take off on a gnarly uphill. The bike came down on a big lean and landed on a couple of big granite rocks.
The clutch protector plate saved the housing but hit and bent so badly it popped off. It took a big amount of reshaping with a hammer to refit it but it sure saved the case. Glad I bought them.

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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2015, 09:25:10 am »
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Coursegold if your looking for black try these www.carbonadi.com I've got some coming should be in this week!
I'll show pix when I get them seems to have more coverage, plus has a Kevlar layer under the carbon fiber. Kind of pricey but still less than that clutch cover.

I like the carbon filer covers, but that web site is in German (i think).  Are they available in the US?
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Re: Adventure Spec Side Case Covers
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2015, 08:16:37 am »
Guys, your experience may be different to mine but a goodly hit on a carbon case guard from a rock smashed the thing to pieces. Not on the 690, but it was an expensive lesson and decided me against running CF in the future as guards or even exhaust can hangers. I love the weight saving, just not the longevity.