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    Hey All

    So, my new M109R arrives in 6-8 Weeks!!! The only real Mod I want to have done before taking it home is a chrome engine cover. (The circular one for the left side where there is no chrome.) I was looking at the Suzuki OEM ones, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions...


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    Polish the stock one. Gets you some hands on experience, and it's fun to do.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom
    Polish the stock one. Gets you some hands on experience, and it's fun to do.
    !!!!! That is what I am getting ready to do. I already Have the chrome drive-shaft cover.

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    I made the stencil with the Suzuki "S" as you can see but you could do whatever design you wanted and then painted the rest of the cover with black appliance epoxy paint that dries very very hard and has a nice high gloss to it :)
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    So polish the stock one? How did you do it? What did you use? There are a lot of small lines engraved on the stock one.
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    The problem I have with polished metal is you have to keep polishing it to keep it looking good. Better to get a plated one(IMHO of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSky109
    So polish the stock one? How did you do it? What did you use? There are a lot of small lines engraved on the stock one.
    It takes some sanding to get it smoothed, plus the polishing. Here's one of the latest threads on it:
    https://www.m109riders.com/forum/inde...c,24563.0.html






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    There's always FleaBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Suzui...em260202973790
    And of course this site sponsor, DLP, Direct Line Parts, use tab at top of forum [M109 Parts]
    http://www.directlineparts.com/produ...90&ID=46621901


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    quote author=RAT Attack link=topic=24866.msg350472#msg350472 date=1200825364]
    !!!!! That is what I am getting ready to do. I already Have the chrome drive-shaft cover.
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    My Bad. I didn't realize we were talking about the derby cover. I got my ( M109R with flames ) chrome cover from Suzuki ( for $100 ) at my first service. I love it, but think the price was pretty high for the small piece of metal, but the aluminum factory one is [email protected]$. JMOI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWESOME109
    The problem I have with polished metal is you have to keep polishing it to keep it looking good. Better to get a plated one(IMHO of course).

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    My Chrome Derby cover will be here monday, pic looks great on DLP.. A lot easier than polishing..

    http://www.hondadirectlineusa.com/pi...M109A3198s.jpg
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    i quite like the stock cover i think it contrasts well with the chrome
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    painted mine black and covered the center in carbon fiber

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    There are several on E-Bay rite now with a current bid of $62.50 & a Buy-it-Now price of $68.91 which are all authentic Boulevard Parts. They have the same one I have on mine ( which I love ), the M109 in the middle, surrounded by flames ( and no I'm not a flamer ). I thought someone may be able to take advantage of a pretty good price on them.

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    I went with my personal favorite cover.
    http://www.directlineparts.com/produ...90&ID=46627916

    I think it flows with the design of the bike perfectly, but I got it from Everything Suzuki for about $20 less.

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    I like these, gona get one as my next mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dead Battery
    Hey All

    So, my new M109R arrives in 6-8 Weeks!!! The only real Mod I want to have done before taking it home is a chrome engine cover. (The circular one for the left side where there is no chrome.) I was looking at the Suzuki OEM ones, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions...




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    I went right to DLP and got a chrome derby cover for that left side that reads R109...real nice peice easy mount good quality and not too much money...worth it.
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    Pardon me for asking a stupid question......

    When you change out the engine cover; do you need to drain the oil first ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IN4RNO-M109R
    Pardon me for asking a stupid question......

    When you change out the engine cover; do you need to drain the oil first ?

    Thanks for tolerating me !
    Nope. There is nothing behind that cover other than air. Simply remove 3 bolts at 2, 6 and 10 o'clock and swap out. The other 3 bolts are decorative. The area behind the cover gains access to the end of the crankshaft for tuning.


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    Thanks seapup !

    I asked for a Service Manual for my Birthday !
    2008 M109R Orange; Mods: Engine Guards, VStream Lt. tint windshield, Kuryakyn ISO Pegs and Grips + throttle boss, M109 Engine Cover, Tank bra, JS Quick change seat knobs, Battery Tender, Boulevard MC Cover, Gregg's SS side covers, Temp Gauge dip stick, Suzuki rack and backrest, Custom Speedometer background, Amsoil user. Member - Oregon Chapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IN4RNO-M109R
    Thanks seapup !

    I asked for a Service Manual for my Birthday !
    No prob. I hope your birthday comes before the snow melts! And your orange 109 arrives tomorrow or sooner!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkM109®
    painted mine black and covered the center in carbon fiber
    do you have a pic of that, sounds like a good idea. love carbon fiber.
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    This is mine, it is highly polished although the photo is reflecting the dark rug i put on the floor to show the "written words" better.
    Bluey made this for me. Ageed why would Suzuki not fir a polished piece here, the stock bit looks so "cheap". Its the first thing i notice on a stock bike.


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    Patiently waiting on a derby or two to yang! :)



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    Polish the stock one. Gets you some hands on experience, and it's fun to do.



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