- Apr 15, 2009
I was getting a little weeping from some of the rocker spindle covers plus the bolts were looking tatty. I sprayed the gaskets with copper gasket stuff and put everything together. The new outer covers (I'm so cheap I reused the inner ones!) and SS bolts look better.
I smeared a little Threebond on the threads of the bolts just under the copper washers just in case any oil decided to come up the threads.
I posted this on Facebook and someone posted this:
I hadn't heard this before. I forget who the AN person on the board is, maybe they can comment?Bob Krause
Genuine Andover gaskets are impregnated with heat activated resin so no additional sealant is needed, in fact additional sealant could cause leakage
Anyways, we'll see how these last.
I suspect the ancient silicone rocker cover gaskets are also leaking so I may try the ones from @jseng1 next. I think I got these gaskets when I got the bike and they still are holding up although nt as well as I like. I think I got my money's worth from them!