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Discussion in 'General' started by Tomtang, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Tomtang

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    I've had a primary Leak for some time now. Few years back phatchopper helped me with removing my.inner and outer primary. At that time I replaced all gaskets and torqued everything back to specs. Lasted awhile then started again. I really kinda worn out with it. Thinking terribly about an open primary. Maybe I'll repair it again before I pull the trigger!! Any suggestions?
     
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    I found some old school brown liquid gasket maker at O'Reillys. Its helped stop my primary drips. Just my .02
     
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    Aviation Gasket Sealer #3?

    That stuff is wonderful! Never hardens and just a little brake cleaner and it washes off with a paper towel.

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    Cant remember the name exactly, but the same properties. Stays a bit flexible but fills the gaps. I've flat filed my outer down to the nickel and it still dribbles like an old dog. This stuff stopped that....mostly. lol.
     
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    have you tried the new square type o-ring that Curtis sells at wild steed worx? Outter and inspection cover gasket.
     
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    Thanks Bro.

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    No I haven't. I bought a complete primary gasket set from Curtis in early16 or late 15.


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    Checked the vent and no it's not leaking.
    I'm thinking about pulling the primary again and start and if no good results, then I'll purchased and open primary.

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    Will try and find some before I spend the big money!

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    phatchopper300 I just wanta ride

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    I agree try that before you spend out the dough Or unless you've always wanted the outer primary like myself Then go for it

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    Did you purchase the Primary? If so what kind? I think I'll take it apart again and give it another try! Thanks

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    Ok thanks

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    Just finished riding abit and I can see it leaking below the primary, down the length of it. Friend told it was leaking from the inner primary


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    When you do pull the outer cover, check to see if its flat? I bought a brand new cover and it had high spots all over.


    Here's what I used to stop the drip...

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    No I have not. Would if had the funds. I have put alot in the dog over the last 6 months and having it painted.
     
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    Mine has been leaking since the Kansas trip in June. Drives me crazy.. but after speaking to Curtis and realizing how big of a job it is.. I'll have to wait a minute before doing it.. but the vent was the first thing I checked after Eric informed me of it.. Mine is leaking between the engine and primary too..
     
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