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Old 05-10-2013, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

Pulled the exhaust off the cruiser to check for the source of the drip. As I pulled it apart I blot checked each surface, and I suspect the expansion pipe was being pushed forward a little by the exhaust, causing a slight gap at the bottom of the gasket against the engine. Reassembled it and added a support in the middle where the two pipes bolt together (had left a hole in the flange for that, just hadn't done anything with it until now).
Pulled the head and cleaned up from the blow out there. My neighbour wandered over with a bottle of Permatex that he says they use to gasket flathead engines and aircraft engines with, so I used that around the surfaces. I'll torque it down tomorrow, and see what's going on.


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