Locating dowels

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  1. Bumpaman

    Bumpaman Been here awhile

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    I am rebuilding the water pump on my 2005 ADV S and when I pulled the inner clutch cover off one of the cover locating dowels fell out and rolled somewhere that I cannot find it.......perhaps into another dimension. What happens if I only use 1 dowel to replace the cover? If I am careful with the bolts and starting the cover correctly, will there be any other problems with just using 1 of the 2 dowels? Thanks
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  2. DirtyADV

    DirtyADV Long timer

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    I would try to get hold of a new:

    49030090000 DOWEL 9,8 X 7 X 10

    They do list the dimensions so might be possible to source locally.

    /Johan
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  3. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Or try to find a piece of Alu / steel rod of the same dia and cut off an equal length piece. There, you have a solid dowell pin. Might reduce your topspeed due to the additional weight though :D
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  4. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    If not your recommendation is very clever.
    Cheers.
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  5. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Gefr, you are right. The dowell pins are hollow as the bolts pass through them.
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  6. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    I would get a floor magnet and a pencil magnet a find the lost one, because a dowel behind a clutch won't be a fun thing---

    FIND THAT PUPPY!!! otherwise you will always wonder
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  7. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    +1
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  8. Eldon

    Eldon 950 ADV

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    Id find that little f*cker. I lost one too. It turned up in between my flywheel and stator. It wasn't a cheap fix. :cry
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  9. Bumpaman

    Bumpaman Been here awhile

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    Found the dowel under some stuff where it had rolled. Thanks for the suggestions. Now I have bigger problems, broken inner clutch cover. Anyone have one for sale?
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  10. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Well while your there anyway might as well go with the best and not have any worries for quite some time

    call" Craig at CJ Design & get yourself some peace of mind"------- Oh by the way Craig, you owe ME for your new Motto. :lol3
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