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Old 14th October 2006
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i have a 1973 ironhead and where the bolt screws into the hole on the primary is cracked nad no longer able to seal. I have thought about welding it and taping it but am not sure. if you know how to fix this problem let me know. thanks bros ok its the bottom right hole on primary itself it was molded in the primary itself and has broken off thanks yall

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Which bolt/hole? Is it the oil drain? Is it in the cover or the case?
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Welcome! Mick is correct, more specific information is necessary. Matt
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Yep some more info would help.

Leaky holes are never good.

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I have the same problem with my 65. Mine is not a bolt hole though, it is an "indent" on the top side of the cover,about in the center. It was split about 1/2" long, very narrow width. It was literally augering oil out. I hit it with a very small wire wheel and soldered it up. I would have JB'd it but I was out. I was afraid to wire weld it because of the thickness. So far ok.
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