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    Oke we developed the new style intake seals. Here is our video how to test for intake leaks on your Buell or sportster. (AND YES WE ALSO NOTICED WE FORGOT TO CLEAN THE CAMERA GLASS) We make a new video later. We hope you learn here how to keep your bike in a good condition.

    http://youtu.be/5MvohPCZazY

    The intake flanges we developed to prevent the bike from leaking so fast and will keep your bike to run save much longer can be found here: http://www.twinmotorcycles.nl/websho..._Intake_Flange

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    Nice video. That's definitely something I'll have to test. I had a whole plan on doing a ton of maintenance this winter and your kit is definitely going on my list.

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    I'd just go with the Genuine James gaskets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPEHAK View Post
    If you read the entire article you should note that those intake flanges were developed for Buell model years up to 2007. It specifically states those flanges will not fit 2008 to 2010 models.
    Just thought I'd point that out

    But to answer your original question, about 4 years ago I almost ordered a set. I was having that terrible a time trying to get my intake seals to stop leaking. Luckily my last intake seal change, with James gaskets and hylmer blue, did the trick.

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    You mean Hylomar Blue? https://www.ebay.com/i/361373395532?chn=ps&dispItem=1 Did you apply it on the gasket?

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    Yes, and you can also use permatex blue. It's pretty much the same non-hardening high temp stuff.
    I put a light coat on the gaskets and a good bead on the mating surface of the intake flanges(between flanges and heads). I used the stuff quite liberally between the flanges and the heads. I wiped off the excess that spewed out after slowly and evenly torquing down the bolts.
    Fixed my intake issues

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    One of the most important part of an application such as this ( using a sealer ) is to make sure to use a cleaner that leaves no residual film, I would also heat the surface up a little bit after the first cleaning, this will bring up any embedded oil or dirt that may have penetrated the surface.

    Good luck.

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    ^^^^Great advice right there.



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