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Uly_dude
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 03:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Anyone have any tricks for what appears to be aleaky primary case drain plug. It doesnít leak sitting in the garage, just when itís running. There doesnít appear to be oil running down the seam of the cases. The threads are not stripped, but I canít tighten it any more or risk that.
You guys must know a few tricks to seal these things up? Would gasket sealer work in the treads? There must be a way to stop it.
Thx.
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Ourdee
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 07:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Put in a new O-ring.
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Mark_weiss
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 08:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Also recommended by Buell is thread sealant. It's a white paste that comes in a tiny tube.
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Griffmeister
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 09:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The thread sealant is also nice and sticky to reduce the chance of vibration loosening. I use it because the chamfer in the hole seems to be too shallow and always cuts a new oring. Havenít had any leaks there, and I still put a new oring in even if it does get cut.
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Etennuly
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 10:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yep, thread sealer like pipe dope that does not get hard, and a new o ring. Only leaking when it gets hot is minor and should be easy to stop.
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Sagehawk
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

got rid of o rings years ago. got a large flanged 1/2 - 20 bolt and copper gasket setup form oreilly. loctite 565 paste , 10 - 12 ft. lbs. torque and been motoring all along. both buell and road king set up this way and life been so good! no leaks or having to deal with pesky o rings from dealer.
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