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Ok guys, thanks so much for all the tips and ideas & especially the parts links. I am posting some pics of it covered it the arrid extra dry and we saw no oil from the supposed "crack".
He said If you aren't working on it. It's not a Harley lol





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Yep, rocker box gasket leaking. Now ya just gotta wash off the antiperspirant ... no sweat ...

Now when you put the rocker boxes together, you will find the gaskets can be a pain to keep lined up and in the groove. There are a lot of different ways to do this, read the stickies.
The way Harley taught us to do it on the bike was to clean both halves of the cover with brake cleaner to remove all the oil.
Then after drying off, get a flat clean surface and starting with the lower cover bottom side, put a dab of cyanoacrylate adhesive ( superglue ) in the groove at all the corners and in the middle of the track then set the O-ring gasket in the groove and lay it Gasket Down on the clean surface you have ready.
Next, do the same to the upper cover and stack it on the lower as if in the bike, with a light weight on it for a few minutes.
Finally , install the lower and upper cover on the cylinder head.
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Awesome! Thanks again. Way better to be a cheaper fix...at least this time haha
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Before reinstalling the cover, sand it flat with fine sand paper on a flat surface like an old window glass.
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I'll bet there was a nice Sigh of relief. Good Luck
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