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Just completed my very first mod and already have a question. I used the search option but did not get any hits dealing with the specifics of my question. I replaced the Generator Cover Cap or "engine cover" with a chromed aftermarket one and upon removing the original, there was a rubber gasket either to keep water from entering the cavity or to prevent vibration. Anyhow, with this gasket on, the aftermarket would not fit (it would stick out too much and the screws would not reach). My question is; is this rubber gasket necessary? Will the vibration be so pronounced without it on that I will start loosing the screws attaching it to the motor? Thanks in advance for your replies and possible suggestions. Ride Safe:bigthumbsup:.
 

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ive not done this but in my opinion Id seal it with silacone if you didn`t want to use the gasket you need to keep it dry and if you get cought out in the rain well there might be some problems gasket or silacone that is MHO :dontknow:
 

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You can lose it and have not issues.
 

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The second mod you should do is debeaver,let that tire breath.LOL :congrats: on your first mod.

:agree:with SqareRounder on the gasket.Ditch the witch.:bigthumbsup:
 

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the piece you are referring to is more commonly called the derby cover. :bigthumbsup: and don't worry, i did not use the gasket after i installed an aftermarket one and i've had no problems. no need for silicone.

check out a member named "rynosback" signature. he has a list of free and very inexpensive mods that can be done to the bike that improve the look and safety of the bike. it might give you some ideas. :bigthumbsup:
 

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Mine didn't have a gasket on it from the factory. I never knew they were supposed to until I saw it mentioned on here a couple times. I've had a couple different covers on mine and have not used a gasket.
 

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:welcome: and keep the mods comming. you don`t need the gasket, no problems without it.:bigthumbsup:
 

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Mines been replaced also without gasket, no issues here, you should be fine without it,

Anyways :congrats: on your new 9, :welcome:
 

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Congrats bruh! :congrats: It's never ending from here on out.. hahah Hey, holla at Rynosback, he has a list of mods, etc... also, you can post on the "shop" forum and somebody should hit you up. I don't think I used my gasket when I replaced my derby.
 

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Congrats on modding your bike. Like everyone has said, NO, you do not need the rubber piece. Its only to keep your stock derby cover flush.

An aftermarket derby cover will be recessed some with out any spacers. If you got a design with a cut out in it, you do the bigpapa mod and put a piece of plexiglass behind and be creative

 

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Thanks to everyone for your replies. That gasket seems to serve more as a shim to raise the original derby cover some and dampen some of the vibration. I was just uncertain on whether it served any other purpose like keeping water out from that section.

The second mod you should do is debeaver,let that tire breath.LOL :congrats: on your first mod.
I do agree that the bike looks awesome with that thing shaved, however, I don't know that I am up to the challenge of hacking that thing off just yet. For one, I am not too mechanically inclined, and second, I believe that this could be considered destroying a perfectly working part :'(. I wonder why Suzuki did not made this part two individual ones instead of all one piece that must be sawed off in order to separate them :dontknow:.

Congrats bruh! :congrats: It's never ending from here on out.. hahah Hey, holla at Rynosback, he has a list of mods, etc... also, you can post on the "shop" forum and somebody should hit you up. I don't think I used my gasket when I replaced my derby.
I know, I have noticed that, that for some members the mods seem to be never ending. However, I must admit, there are some awesome looking machines in this site:bigthumbsup:. My next mod will be adding some engine guards which I plan to order this week. I will have to check the "How to Section" to see how difficult of a project that might be.

Congrats on modding your bike. Like everyone has said, NO, you do not need the rubber piece. Its only to keep your stock derby cover flush.

An aftermarket derby cover will be recessed some with out any spacers. If you got a design with a cut out in it, you do the bigpapa mod and put a piece of plexiglass behind and be creative
That is a nice looking cover with the plexi-glass behind it. I just got the one with the small Boulevard logo engraved on it. Difficult to see what it says but nonetheless at least it looks better than the stock one because it is chrome. How did you get the color? Paint? If you add lights to it, do you think they will bleed thru and be noticeable at night?
 

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That is a nice looking cover with the plexi-glass behind it. I just got the one with the small Boulevard logo engraved on it. Difficult to see what it says but nonetheless at least it looks better than the stock one because it is chrome. How did you get the color? Paint? If you add lights to it, do you think they will bleed thru and be noticeable at night?
I got the plexiglass from e-street plexi glass online. They have color plexigalss. Order the color you want in a 6"x12" sample piece, maybe $3, trace out your derby cover, and cut it out, drill out the 3 holes and there you go. You can get transparent plexiglass and mount an LED pod behind it in the void. But I dont like the idea of running a wire on the outside of the stator cover. And thats the only way to run an LED in there. I have plenty of LEDs on my bike, I dont need one in there!
 

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Cool man - the very first thing I did on my bike was get rid of that stock mudflap. What part of NoVa are you in?
 

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Congrats and have fun on your next mods that will definently happen sooner than you think!
 

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The derby cover is my latest mod. Used the stock bolts. First time with gasket in. Like yours, stuck out too much. Took it out, bolts were too long. Derby cover flapping around. What I did was cut down on the three so called **** and it fits perfect now.

:congrats: on your bike :welcome: to the family. You will learn a lot on here. Now it's time to show how fat that 240 is. De-beaver that beast
 
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