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Old 3rd July 2018
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Default Head breather and Oil leak

Hi,

I bought the SS Teardrop air cleaner for my 98 sportser xl1200. The bike is running great with it. However, I noticed the head and base gasket started leaking.

Could it be possible that head breather assembly (banjo and rubber) is more restrictive than stock and causing that problem ?

Time to change all those gaskets... ?
The bike as 70 000km.

Thanks so much
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Hi,

I bought the SS Teardrop air cleaner for my 98 sportser xl1200. The bike is running great with it. However, I noticed the head and base gasket started leaking.

Could it be possible that head breather assembly (banjo and rubber) is more restrictive than stock and causing that problem ?

Time to change all those gaskets... ?
The bike as 70 000km.

Thanks so much
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I'm running the same set-uo on my '98 1200 as well. I like it a lot. Which cylinder is leaking?
I seriously doubt that the breather hose / banjo bolt system could have any affect on your gasket leaks. I think that the 50,000 miles on the speedometer is a more likely culprit.
Good luck with your gasket change,
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The vent hole in a stock breather bolt is about 1/16". Did you notice how large the S&S are?

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