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How To Remove Breaker Cover?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SupsChad, Jan 3, 2022.

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  1. SupsChad

    SupsChad XS400 Enthusiast

    Alright I may be an idiot thats missing something but how do I remove this cover? Nowhere in the manual does it show you how to remove it. I went on CMSNL and looked at a diagram on the cylinder hear and can see that there's 2 screws connecting it. I can easily get one of them out but for some reason the other ones covered by a plug (product number: 9033411035). So how do I remove this plug so I can take the top cover off?
     

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  2. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    It needs to be drilled out. Be careful not to go to far and hit the screw so you can not back it out with a screwdriver.
     
  3. SupsChad

    SupsChad XS400 Enthusiast

    Thanks, that what I thought but didnt exactly want to start drilling if there was a better way. Also, is there any reason why there is a plug in the first place. Eventually when I put everything back into place, would it be find to exclude the plug so I don't have to keep buying them when I decide to open the top end up.
     
  4. spectra

    spectra XS400 Junkie Top Contributor

    Yeah no plug is needed and I think its there so people do not mess with it. I used allen head screws on both of the ones I had to dress it up.
     
  5. SupsChad

    SupsChad XS400 Enthusiast

    Alright i guess that's makes sense. But man is it a really stupid inconvenience
     
  6. SupsChad

    SupsChad XS400 Enthusiast

    Hey I finally was able to get the valve cover off and I had a question. Ive worked on dirt bikes alot so im new to valves and all that. Is there supposed to be a liquid in the valve cover? Like its not alot but its brownish. It smells like burnt rubber, or something similar, a off putting smell. I tried smelling some of the oil I pulled out of the bike and its similar in color and it has a very slight but similar smell to the oil,, but the valve cover liquid has a way stronger smell.
     
  7. CaptChrome

    CaptChrome XS400 Addict

    It’s oil. Oil is pumped up to the top of the engine to lubricate the cam and rockers as well as to cool the head some. Some will puddle up there and the excess gravity drains back to the crankcase and the oil pump pickup.
     

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