Flstc Mstr Cyl. Cover

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by maverick96, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. maverick96

    maverick96 Member

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    HI, New to forum and I have a 07 heritage,I changed the handlebars to buckhorns[ I think], 6 months later the paint is coming off the cover [yep its seeping] The cylinder is not positioned level, but I like these bars.Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Could be you are over tightening the cover screws, They don't get run down real hard. Check for the torque on them and don't go over it or you squish the gasket and they leak.
     
  3. maverick96

    maverick96 Member

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    Thanks,I'll give it a try.I just found the moco bars uncomfortable.
     
  4. Crusher

    Crusher New Member

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    Hey, just joined this site today. I had a leaking master cylinder cover on my Softail and found it to be the screws needed some thread sealant on them, yep it was coming from the screw heads.
     
  5. maverick96

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    HEY CRUSHER, I never thought of that.Will give it a shot after I get back from houston.
     
  6. ChopperDude

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    That's a gripe of mine... the "torque" for those screws is really touchy. And if any of that DOT 4 leaks out... your paint is gone.

    Even worse, if it drips onto your tank... same thing. I preferred the older DOT 5. It might need changing every few years, but it was certainly more bike friendly. With cars... everything (master cyclinder, calipers, etc.) are tucked away under hood or something... but with bikes, it's out there, visible, and causes problems VERY easily.