What are the best rocker box gaskets?

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by bio_research, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. bio_research

    bio_research Member Contributor

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    I have had an oil leak on my 08 nighster for almost a year. It has gotten a LOT worse and today I saw an oil mist actually spray from the seam in the rocker box area. I am going to do this myself, but have a few questions. One being; What are the best gaskets for this? I have seen a ton of brands and I know this spot is really common for oil leaks and don't want to have to repair it again. What do you all reccomend?

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  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have had no problems with stock gaskets however some of my bikes have over the years developed a leak on the lower rocker box gasket these turned out to be a paper gasket which is a pest to remove the gasket kit from hd contained a thin metal gasket for the lower rocker box as well as new umbrella valves etc etc and it is good practice to replace everything once in there

    Brian
     
  4. bio_research

    bio_research Member Contributor

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    I ordered the cometic kit... we'll see how it goes :)
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Follow the manufactures torque, when you remove the rocker boxes use a criss cross sequence and remove the boxes straight up to prevent warpage:D