Rocker cover leaks

Discussion in 'Buell' started by fwcole, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. fwcole

    fwcole Active Member

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    A friend of mine has had repeated rocker leaks on his buell. I was wondering if any one else has had this problem? And also if sportster rocker gaskets will work on a buell? thanks
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Very common for the rockers to leak on sporties and Buells.I believe they use the same gasket but Hobbit can tell you for sure.
     
  3. fwcole

    fwcole Active Member

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    How do I go about talking to Hobbit, I new to computers and not real familiar with how to naivigate websites?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    He'll be checking in here shortly.
     
  5. fwcole

    fwcole Active Member

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    2000 m2 cyclone and its the front cyl
     
  6. fwcole

    fwcole Active Member

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    much appreciated hobbit
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I fixed a 1200 sporty a few tears back with Bartells metal base and head gaskets it seems the barrels shift causing the rocker boxes to be mis aligned use spray copper coat on metal gaskets and check the surfaces for nicks good luck
     
  8. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    On my 99 Buell s3t the rear rocker box was leaking at 18000 kilometres. I changed the gaskets using James gaskets. The bike has 69000 kilometres on it now and still dry. The James gaskets are a lot better in my opinion than Harley gaskets.
    kemo
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Never tried the James Gaskets, but here is an excerpt from Drag Specialties (James Gasket website is under construction)...

    James Gaskets

    I'll certainly keep them in mind, have always used HD and never a problem, but if I work on the rocker box I'll give it a shot!
     
  10. fwcole

    fwcole Active Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion on James gaskets