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Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by bigkelk9, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. bigkelk9

    bigkelk9 Well-Known Member
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    So I have had this oil seaping from somewhere on the front right jug/head area... it's not enough to leave any kind of puddle. I cleaned the bike last night, didn't polish to check this out again. Rode to work this morning and have this again.. n e ideas would greatly help.


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    Leaky rockerbox gasket or pushrod cover?
     
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    All the gaskets are new.. I'm pulling my rocker covers off this weekend to install set screws and whatnot and I'll take a look at them gaskets.. but I'm definitely thinking the push od cover gaskets might have something to do with it as well.. Idk because it's on the front head running down. I'm hoping someone has had a similar issue will chime in..
     
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    I've had leaks in both places. Hard to tell where it comes from when its pushed by wind...you'll find it.
     
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    I had a head gasket fail and leak dead center in the front cylinder. There is a return oil gallery running down there and mine would seep oil...the compression was not compromised and the bike ran fine. When cold, no big deal, but when running hard on a hot day,it seeped out and ran around and made the fins a mess. Both front and rear cylinder.
    I'l pretty sure it was from not warming it up long enough. I always rode very gently the first 15 minutes or so, but now I just let it warm up for some minutes before I take off.
     
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    Make sure you follow the torque pattern.
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    And torque specs:old2:
     
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    Ya know I only used the torque specs for the head gasket because using the torque specs on my rocker housing stripped my box out.. they ask forntoo much.. asked Curtis and he agreed as well as Rick.. so idk..
     
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    Well maybe that’s where the leak is, I just changed my rocker box gaskets n cover when I did my CR’s, and I followed the torque specs to the letter. No leaks n nothing stripped out. So if its leaking something is obviously not tightened enough. Prolly wanna call one of them and ask them if they know where the leak is.
     
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    I made sure to include them on the screenshot..:yesnod:
     
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    I think we've been down this road before..:willynilly:
     
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    Yepper, I know we were :yesnod: :old2:
     
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    You know bolts are stretched when they are used, an replacing with new ones is usually called for as torque will not be right.
     
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    Steel screws in steel threads, yes. Steel screws in aluminum threads, no way.
    Rocker boxes and heads are aluminum.
     
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    Holy Blip Blip :whore::oldhardlaugh:
     
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    Well Kel, did you get the problem resolved or are you still chasing it down?
     
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    Blip?
     
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    BLIP[​IMG]
     
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