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    I agree with some of TPEHAK's statement. You should plan a whole day for your first rotate, and I also think it's unnecessary for an intake gasket swap.

    I highly disagree with TPEHAK's statement that 80% will leak again. That is ludicrous. That would require a re-design of probably millions of similar motorcycles. It's his one experience with his one motorcycle, and he is definitely not a mechanic. His one experience he's touting as a fact for all Buells does not make it true for millions of Buell/Harley intake gaskets as a whole.

    In just the last 10 years, I've swapped intake gaskets on Sportys or Buells about 3 times a year. Thats 30-ish jobs (60 gaskets). Not one has leaked. Ever. I must be luckier than I thought

    Just be patient, take your time in the tight space, use the right tool, use lube, and you will be rewarded with her sucking only where she's supposed too.

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    Quick question - in the middle of the job - does the top opening method only work for older bikes with the smaller air hole in the frame? I noticed the pics from various sites all show that and my bike is newer (2009) and I am unable to get the flanges to clear the heads.

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    The flanges will float freely on the manifold. It’s likely the seals are sticky and holding the flanges in place.

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    Great write up for doing the seals. It is a shame that Tpehak or whatever he is called hijacked it and spoilt it. I have only just recently joined this forum, have read many threads and have come to the conclusion that he doesn't know what he is talking about, indeed he is almost trolling all the threads he goes on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Borthwick View Post
    Great write up for doing the seals. It is a shame that Tpehak or whatever he is called hijacked it and spoilt it. I have only just recently joined this forum, have read many threads and have come to the conclusion that he doesn't know what he is talking about, indeed he is almost trolling all the threads he goes on!
    Well you my friend are a quick learner! Welcome aboard



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