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Here's a guess. If there is a dozen Chinese companies supplying a locker kit the brass tube is a stock size and nothing special.

Can you get a tube in by just removing the single bolt or does the whole rocker assembly have to be removed?
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Can you get a tube in by just removing the single bolt or does the whole rocker assembly have to be removed?
Try it and let us know. I had to pull a couple of sleeves thru. Might get an oil leak un torquing 1 bolt at a time.
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The Rocker Locker brass tubes are tapered. Pretty sure you need to pull the assembly to install with the bolt and nut they supply.
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there are a couple of places where a sealant such as RTV may be used.
The rocker covers are not one of them.
get the proper gasket kit from HD.
ensure that all surfaces are clean and free from dirt and grease.
install with proper procedures.
if they leak either they're warped (Check on a piece of plate glass)
or they weren't installed properly.
never needed to use RTV..

Another thing to check for noise on a solidmount..
Gas cap.. put your hand on it while riding..
Sound go away ?

I had to install a leather ring under mine to keep it from rattling.
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Try it and let us know. I had to pull a couple of sleeves thru. Might get an oil leak un torquing 1 bolt at a time.
Someone might have looked at the problem the same as I am asking a question on whether it can be done.

What do you mean pull a couple of sleeves through, I thought they got pressed in by doing a bolt up?
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