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79 ironhead best way to tell if there is an intake boot leaking
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Steven, this isn't an 'Introduce Yourself' thread; you've already posted one of those.

I'll move this to the Ironhead section.

Please try to post your technical questions in an appropriate technical section (not in 'Introduce Yourself').
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I take an unlit propane torch while the bike is running and move it around the intake seals. If they're leaking and they suck in the propane the bike will jump in RPM. It is quite accurate.
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Spray carb cleaner works too (dribble it on, don't hose it down).
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