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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Ironhead Rocker Box leak

I have a 73 Ironhead Sporty leaking from the rocker box. It’s not pissing out but it’s seeping enough to make me not want to go far on it. I need my bike next week for week while my trucks in the shop. Is there anyway I can do a real quick patch to slow or stop the leak? I’m planning on putting a new gasket in over the winter
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 06:41 PM
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So... you torqued to specs?
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Go to new members section and introduce yourself. Smear RTV heavy where you think it's leaking.

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replace the gaskets, torque to spec and you are done.
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OP will need head gaskets too.

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replace the gaskets, torque to spec and you are done.
Won’t be able to throw a new gasket on before Tuesday. It’s in the plans for this winter along with throwing out the garbage Keihin Carb and putting an S&S on her
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Go to new members section and introduce yourself. Smear RTV heavy where you think it's leaking.
Is it going to completely seal the leak or just slow it? Just want to know what to expect.
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Go to new members section and introduce yourself. Smear RTV heavy where you think it's leaking.
Is it going to completely seal the leak or just slow it? Just want to know what to expect.
worked on an old shovelhead base gasket,clean area first. Temporary fix till you repair it correctly.

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Go to new members section and introduce yourself. Smear RTV heavy where you think it's leaking.
Is it going to completely seal the leak or just slow it? Just want to know what to expect.
worked on an old shovelhead base gasket,clean area first. Temporary fix till you repair it correctly.
We’ll find out tomorrow, Mother Nature picked this weekend to come take a dump on Coastal NC so the JB Welds had since Friday to set, figuring a 10 mile blast down to the sound and back should give me a decent idea
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