Primary Cover - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 8Likes
  • 2 Post By DaveT
  • 3 Post By Speedblue
  • 1 Post By broggyr
  • 1 Post By broggyr
  • 1 Post By Motorbikerx
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-05-2019, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 1
Default Primary Cover

Is there a trick to getting the Primary Cover back on correctly? I am not sure I am getting the shifter on correct and it will not go all the way on.
Justin Travis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-05-2019, 08:54 PM
Premium Member
 
DaveT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 39
Default

'K
1st thing is buy a bunch (at least the equivalent amount of bolts as holes for the primary) long metric bolts ('bout 3" long) to match the primary cover's bolts. Then, cut the heads off. Screw these long "dowels" into the engine casing where the bolts go... then gently put the primary cover back on. Make sure to line-up the shifter shaft as ya go. Be careful toward end of assembly! As the stator's magnets are very powerful and may pinch yer fingers (if ya don't watch it).

After the cover's in place, remove the "dowel bolts" and replace 'em with the correct bolts--one by one. Remember to cross tighten and watch for that short bolt at the bottom by the shifter shaft. NEW gasket should be applied to cover before assembly (sticky side toward the cover--away from the engine).
visionjohnny and Wickman like this.
DaveT is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-05-2019, 08:59 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Buckeye, Az.
Posts: 1,415
Default Install

Take a couple of your mounting screws down to the local hardware store. By some new mounting screws with the same size diameter and tread pitch. Make sure and get the bolts if you can a inch or so longer. Take those home, cut the heads off of the bolts and screw them into the holes for mounting the primary cover. Use those bolts as alignment dowels. Ok so if they do not have bolts that are longer you can also get some all-thread or ready rod and cut them to the length you want and use those as alignment dowels also. NOTE: If you use the all-thread be sure and clean up the threads so they screw into the holes of your casing good on your engine. This can be done by screwing nuts onto the all-thread then cut it and screw the nuts off and on to the all thread, it may also require a file or a thread file to straighten out the thread or a die. Good luck.
RICZ, broggyr and Wickman like this.

Buckeye, Arizona(USA) 2011 Victory Cross Roads, Black police bag guards, black engine guards, black handle bars, Triumph Tiger mirrors, Triumph hand grips, set speedo/tach back 5" , adjustable timing wheel, Lloyzz Fuel Programmer III & air filter. Modified exhaust, made stock into 2 into 1. MRA windshield, Rotated front fender forward,relocated ignition switch, Bad Ace Fuel Tank Risers, Fat front tire.
Speedblue is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 05:12 AM
Super Moderator
 
broggyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Naugatuck, CT
Posts: 6,312
Garage
Default

I've had my primary cover off 4 times now. The things that will get you are:

- The gasket moves
- The stator wire grommet moving out of place
- The cover will get hung up on the shift shaft, especially if you use a new shift shaft seal (a good idea)

When I was sure everything was aligned properly, a couple of well-placed hits with a dead-blow hammer on the cover got it onto the shaft all the way. Whether or not this is a good idea, I don't know, but that's how I did mine.

And yea. That stator magnet loves to chomp on fingers.
visionjohnny likes this.



2013 XCT, Boardwalk Blue w/ Vicwrapz
S&S Cams, Lloydz filter & ATS +5, PCV, UD pulley, Alto Red Eagle clutch plates
Madstad Windshield, 5000K HID, TriOvals, Memphis Shields wings, Ultimate seat
JVC KD-X35MDT, PBR300X4, Polk DB6502, DaytonAudio ND140-4 rear
HyperLites, LED driving lights, Lloydz dyno 105+H and 117+T
Arlen Ness blinkers, KlockWerks KlipHanger bars, Avon grips

Spectro Golden 4 20w40 for Victory L.SG424, Kury Sabertooth LEDs
THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE OBSCURE. TTWFO2
broggyr is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 10:07 PM
Member
 
SportyDoug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Silver City, NM
Posts: 41
Default Primary Cover

I use a fewer homemade dowels than DaveT, but that was a tip I saw that helped me a lot. The first time I misunderstood the directions and tried to install the shifter shaft with the cover - No Joy. I use a plastic stick (used in the auto glass business) at the front of the cover to try to limit finger pinch and apply some grease to the shifter shaft to ease its passage past the seal.


The first one is always the worst one.

Good luck with the project.
SportyDoug is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 07:44 AM
Super Moderator
 
broggyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Naugatuck, CT
Posts: 6,312
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SportyDoug View Post
The first one is always the worst one.
Agreed. The learning curve is steep, but not that high
Motorbikerx likes this.



2013 XCT, Boardwalk Blue w/ Vicwrapz
S&S Cams, Lloydz filter & ATS +5, PCV, UD pulley, Alto Red Eagle clutch plates
Madstad Windshield, 5000K HID, TriOvals, Memphis Shields wings, Ultimate seat
JVC KD-X35MDT, PBR300X4, Polk DB6502, DaytonAudio ND140-4 rear
HyperLites, LED driving lights, Lloydz dyno 105+H and 117+T
Arlen Ness blinkers, KlockWerks KlipHanger bars, Avon grips

Spectro Golden 4 20w40 for Victory L.SG424, Kury Sabertooth LEDs
THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE OBSCURE. TTWFO2
broggyr is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 12:59 PM
Member
 
Wickman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 96
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveT View Post
'K
1st thing is buy a bunch (at least the equivalent amount of bolts as holes for the primary) long metric bolts ('bout 3" long) to match the primary cover's bolts. Then, cut the heads off. Screw these long "dowels" into the engine casing where the bolts go... then gently put the primary cover back on. Make sure to line-up the shifter shaft as ya go. Be careful toward end of assembly! As the stator's magnets are very powerful and may pinch yer fingers (if ya don't watch it).

After the cover's in place, remove the "dowel bolts" and replace 'em with the correct bolts--one by one. Remember to cross tighten and watch for that short bolt at the bottom by the shifter shaft. NEW gasket should be applied to cover before assembly (sticky side toward the cover--away from the engine).
This is a great technique.

1/4 turn throttle
Madstad windshield
Loyd's A/C
Drew Miller Mufflers
Maximus tuned
Wickman is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 05:38 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
Motorbikerx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Gold Coast, Australia.
Posts: 8,626
Garage
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by broggyr View Post
Agreed. The learning curve is steep, but not that high
and we have lots of fingertips, ..winged it with mine a few times and got away with it😉
broggyr likes this.

Victory Vegas 2010
Lloydz 109"cube big bore
" " 495 cams
" " TorqueTubes
" " timing wheel @4 deg.
" " Primary plate
" " IAV
RPW Slash pipes
PCV
Progressive 465 rear shock
Kingpin USD Forks
18" XC front wheel
1 3/4" 'Burleigh Bars'
Stebel air horn
12.106 @110.90mph
114/123

Victory Cross Country 2010 (106)
Lloyds air filter
" " VM1 Cams
Home gutted exhaust
Maximus
Both tuned by [email protected] Dyno
110/116

Gold Coast
Australia
Motorbikerx is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
oil seep around primary drive cover cnail1 Victory Tech and Performance Section 18 08-09-2012 07:41 PM
Chrome cover for top of primary? eagro Victory General Discussion 2 05-08-2012 03:17 PM
Primary cover seeps NJ8BALL Victory Tech and Performance Section 2 10-09-2011 01:47 PM
primary cover smoothrider Victory Tech and Performance Section 1 06-25-2011 02:56 PM
Torque Specs for Primary Cover Bolts??? Ing Victory Tech and Performance Section 3 06-22-2010 04:17 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome