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The bike I bough has a chrome timing cover on it, but the low quality chrome is starting to bubble, so I'd like to replace it. I know that these things are held on with double faced tape and they cover up the fasteners which hold the cover on. That being said, if someone had to remove the fasteners, the chrome cover would have to come off. I have the front cowl off to bleed the clutch and I want to remove the chrome timing cover. Do I just get a tool in there and pry until the tape comes apart or fails?
 

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Do I just get a tool in there and pry until the tape comes apart or fails?
That's pretty much how to do it. If you can use a non-metal not-sharp-edged tool it'll prevent any scratching of the Timing Cover. Think in terms of a paint stir stick, or one of the Trim Tools that Harbor Freight sells. It's just held on with two sided tape. If you're not trying to save the chrome cover (which I wouldn't) the task is just that much easier.
 
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