Leaking rocker cover

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by skcm2006, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. skcm2006

    skcm2006 Member

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    My rear rocker cover on my FLHX 09 had a little oil on it on the back left corner. My buddy says his Road King has the same thing going on.

    Should I try to see if I can re torque it, let it go, or take it and get a new gasket put on.?

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  2. Adamal47

    Adamal47 Active Member

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    This just happened to me and it's quite common. You can try to retorque it but only to spec, anything more can warp to rocker. I just ordered new gaskets.
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  3. Dswartz

    Dswartz Active Member

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    The rocker gaskets are relatively cheap and easy to replace. I would just replace the gasket.
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  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I would be replacing the gasket if it were mine
    rocker cover gaskets are not difficult to replace provided you have a wee bit of mechanical experience and suitable tools

    Brian
     
  5. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    As mentioned this seems to be common. I've seen re-torquing the cover work and I've seen it make it worse. I agree with replacement.
     
  6. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    I had mine replaced last year when the cam chain upgrade was done. I only noticed the weep after I washed the bike, and was wiping the rocker covers off.