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September 25th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #1
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rocker cover gasket anyone?

i have cleaned up my old rocker cover for the third time with a gentle rub on the sheet of glass and i now have a high point with it sat ON the cam. fair enough! i always knew this would happen but i thought i'd ask before i try it, if anyone had tried knocking out a gasket to do the job?

i bet if someone has done it - they did it for the oil leak that inevitably follows!

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September 25th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #2
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Member GEE BEE had some silicone gaskets made. They were carried at The Husaberg Store and at Motoxotica (one in the same). Dan may still have some.
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I think taffy is referring to the rocker cover to head mating surface. I think the silicone gaskets are for the tappet inspection covers.
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You would have to machine either head or rocker cover sealing surface to compensate for gasket thickness- or you would end up with not enough crush on your cam bearings.

Edit- after rereading your issue Taff, it appears you either need the gasket or get your bearing bores machined to allow for all the material already removed..

I thought about simply machining an O ring groove in the middle of the sealing surface and adding a small section of O ring in the front LHS leak prone area, but thats another on my list of "gunna do's"

Plus, not sure if it would really help that much.
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Originally Posted by berger
I think taffy is referring to the rocker cover to head mating surface. I think the silicone gaskets are for the tappet inspection covers.
You sir are correct. Here is the original thread. Now that I have read it through, it is for the inspection covers not the rocker cover to head surface.

http://www.husaberg.org/index.php?na...ghlight=#21138

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September 25th, 2008, 10:30 PM   #6
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well it looks like i might be doing a first just to see what it does - for kicks. it's purely to take up the gap with the fact that it might seal better being an added benefit.

it's an old engine now. some 7 years old of which i've thrashed it hard for 6 and it's been an R & D hotbed for me so i have no complaints no matter how much it wants to dribble on my boots!

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wurth silicone sealant did what no other could do ... fix the bleedin' leak
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Originally Posted by whosahberg
wurth silicone sealant did what no other could do ... fix the bleedin' leak
aha! and its the copper coloured stuff!

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September 26th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #9
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you get the wurth stuff in blue sticks like shit to a blanket never leaks thin smear is all you need ,and it stays put not blocking filters or oil ways
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Originally Posted by gruntunberg
you get the wurth stuff in blue sticks like stuff to a blanket never leaks thin smear is all you need ,and it stays put not blocking filters or oil ways
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The blue Wurth is rebranded Hylomar, at least thats what I have recently purchased. I can get the stock number if anyone is interested.

http://www.hylomar-usa.com/
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