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'82 to '85 were using o-rings for the pushrod covers iirc. Owned 2 from these period, both bikes didn't leak at the pushrod covers. Did a top end on an XLX-61 ('83?), it used o-rings.
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There are "band aid" work arounds for just about everything.

Zip ties, duct tape, fencing wire, silicone sealants, pipe wrenches, pliers - the list goes on and on.

Don't become a player in the story of this bike that was a "PO did this" thing.

Use the rubber seals. They work better than cork IMO.

Remove the covers and push rods. It's not really that big a job.

If you treat the bike with respect, like any good servant, it will work for you.
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[QUOTE=NLXL;5935118]'82 to '85 were using o-rings for the pushrod covers iirc./QUOTE]

So if the original poster has an 82, would there be round section o-rings or square section corks needed? The tubes could have been replaced with earlier ones, or maybe early 82 still used the cork type?
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'82 to '85 were using o-rings for the pushrod covers iirc./QUOTE]

So if the original poster has an 82, would there be round section o-rings or square section corks needed? The tubes could have been replaced with earlier ones, or maybe early 82 still used the cork type?
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my tubes had been replaced so that is a possibility, but I went the the blue silicones, not the corks
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