Originally Posted by Phang
The shiny polished camshaft hypoid gears cover is just an ornamental cover. The hypoid gears are inside the rockers cover. Unlike ducatis where you can put a sight glass on the cover to view the gears in action.
Ya know.. now that I think of it, maybe it was a bevel drive Duc that I saw the clear bevel drive cover on (at my age, it's amazing I can remember anything.. ).