Been reading up on how to do this, looking forward to trying it in the spring - if it ever gets here. I saw this video and I have a spare cap that I could cut. Anyone done this?
Works fine with the plastic/rubber band. Make it quick and you won't get too oily.Never used a timing light before, will it show through plastic OK? Perhaps I can mock up something and tape it just for testing. Shouldn't get too hot.
Same here. I strobe time mine every time with the cover off and a few drips of oil is all that ever comes out.Are you strobe timing for long enough that oil spray becomes an issue? I strobe time mine, and the couple minutes I have the cover off while doing it isn't enough to put more than a delicate mist of oil about 12 inches out from the rotor. A quick wipe and you're on your way.
A few years ago I made a Plexiglas cover out of 1/4 inch clear. I cut the center out to clear the rotor and stator and glued it to a flat piece. Then I match drilled 6 mm holes from the Honda cover and roughly trimmed the outer. I have 6 mm allen bolts with washers to hole it on. It worked pretty good and you can actually test ride the bike with it.In all the parts I had I had one Cover that had been so badly damaged I did use a Hole Saw to cut a 2" Hole at the 10:00 Position.
It really does make timing easy.
I would be OK lending it out to anyone as long as they pay for the shipping and RETURN IT when they are done.
Before I had that I used a piece of 2x4 approx 6" long.
But I have the El cheapo Harbor Freight Hydraulic Bike Bench and I can Strap the bike down with it leaned over so no chance of it falling over.