Rocker Box Leaks

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by bagger08, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. bagger08

    bagger08 Member

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    Hello,

    Re:Rocker Box Leaks
    85 FLTC EVO

    Hello,

    Problem:

    1. Rocker Box Leaks all three levels ( both cylinders )

    Preparation:

    1. Purchased The Harley Upgrade Gasket Kit ( Has metal Gaskets)
    2. Have the factory Harley Manual

    Question:

    1. Is there any step by step documentation on how to change the gaskets.?

    I would like to do this without taking the motor out of the frame.

    2. What is the procedure for putting the piston in the right position before you pull the rockers.

    I have found this to be a very friendly and professional site for technical help.

    Many thanks for your help.
    Jerry
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Good luck and you may want to coat the new gaskets with some hi temp RTV very lightly.

    You can also gain a bit of clearance if you need it by disconnecting the stabilizer link and unbolting the front motor mount.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  3. bagger08

    bagger08 Member

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    Thanks for the help
     
  4. upright

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    I just did this operation on my '98 Road King EVO. In addition to the advice already given, I would add:

    1. Invest in the Motion Pro rocker box wrench. Not only does it let you easily access the allen-head bolts, it allows you to use a torque wrench to re-tighten the bolts to proper torque.

    2. Take digital photos as you go or have another person there just to help you remember "how did this go?" Heck, have your helper take the digital photos!

    Take your time and good luck!

    -Craig