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Old 10-03-2014, 07:24 PM   #1
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Does this look like the engine has been cracked open

Looking at a used 2007 bandit. Below are some pics of the right side of the engine with what looks like some sealant that has oozed out. Does not look like factory. Just wondering some opinions were?
Anyone know what that cover, covers?
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:45 PM   #2
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First, that thing looks really clean for an 07. The sealant might be factory, I have some oozing out of the case pieces on my Ducati I bought new, sloppy but it happens, even in the factory. Is it the same color as other sealant on the engine? As for what the cover covers, I cant speak to that but a cover coming off of something isn't always an indication of something horrible. Maybe thats where you turn the engine from for valve adjustments?? Or just routine or light corrective maintenance? Did you ask the owner?
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:02 PM   #3
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Not really concerned about current owner. He has been more then forthcoming with all details.
He told me owner before had replaced fuel pump. Not sure what all else the owner before had done.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:06 PM   #4
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That's the clutch cover and the gasket is installed dry from the factory.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:08 PM   #5
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Sealant at the case split before the side cover is installed. Normal.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:22 PM   #6
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Looks normal for factory. As clean as that thing is, and how the bandit motors are, Id buy it if it runs good. They're pretty hard to kill motors.

FWIW, a dealer could've opened it up for a post purchase service. Heard of a few cracking up both covers to verify tightness of the internals on the first service for warranty. If it doesn't leak, I wouldn't bother nit picking it that much.

That's your clutch cover FYI. You SHOULD remove it from time to time to check your clutch springs.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:34 PM   #7
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Sealant at the case split before the side cover is installed. Normal.
Oh that's right, those have an oil pan style main case.
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:34 AM   #8
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Thanks for the much needed info. Great having this wealth of knowledge at my fingertips.
Yea, the owner of it now seems like a great guy and has been very forthcoming with all info., I was just concerned that maybe a PO had been into something, but obviously it can be a routine type thing, so you guys have helped alot.
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:25 AM   #9
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I'm pretty sure you take off that little cover for a valve clearance check. So depending on mileage it's a good sign.
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:39 AM   #10
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Thats even better! Thanks Sander.
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:17 AM   #11
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Thanks for the much needed info. Great having this wealth of knowledge at my fingertips.
wealth of knowledge? youve had a couple guys tell you its a clutch cover, its very obviously not.

i did a little googleing and cant tell whats all under there but its a crankshaft cover. maybe for turning the engine for timing and valve checks as mentioned, but i dont know for sure.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:04 AM   #12
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Thats why I asked, I am ingnorant of what it covered, I just assumed the people chiming in were knowledgable in that particular area. I guess if it does go to the crank, and a valve check was done, that is a good thing.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:14 AM   #13
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yup-crakshaft cover - see link below

http://www.bikebandit.com/oem-parts/...7585#sch554040
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wealth of knowledge? youve had a couple guys tell you its a clutch cover, its very obviously not.
Yea, amazing. Give them the benefit of the doubt that they didn't bother looking at the second picture. This is why you let a thread ruminate before taking any chances.
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:14 PM   #15
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ah damn, I'm too slow... clutch cover is to the left in the pic... was fiching up what IS under there. Beemerkid has it, that's where you turn the motor by hand when checking valve clearance
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