Air Duct Seal

Air Duct Seal

Postby BiPolarBear » Wed May 02, 2012 10:18 pm

Forgive me if this has been addressed, and I'm too thick to have found it, but the air cleaner chamber top (called the 'air duct' in the parts list) on my bike is missing about a third of the seal. What have you other fellows used for a replacement seal, please?
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Re: Air Duct Seal

Postby NobleHops » Wed May 02, 2012 10:39 pm

I used a black Permatex RTV sealant. Clean off the old, run a thin bead around just before reassembly.

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Re: Air Duct Seal

Postby tevan » Thu May 03, 2012 6:16 am

Won't that glue them together? What about some thick weatherstrip seal. Then you can take it on and off without screwing up the seal. :twocents-02cents:
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Re: Air Duct Seal

Postby NobleHops » Thu May 03, 2012 7:26 am

Lets be sure we're describing the same thing. On the carb side of this chamber, there are snorkels (intake runners?) that are sealed to this chamber.

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That's what I used a thin bead of RTV to re-seal, once I removed the old stuff. I believe I could pull it apart again if I had reason to.
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Re: Air Duct Seal

Postby EMS » Thu May 03, 2012 7:55 am

I am not sure either, what seal we are talking about. :?
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Re: Air Duct Seal

Postby NobleHops » Thu May 03, 2012 7:59 am

Rereading Bear's post I think I misunderstood. Sorry.

Is this aka the airbox lid Bear?

P.S. if you email me a photo I will post it for you...

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Re: Air Duct Seal

Postby BiPolarBear » Thu May 03, 2012 6:06 pm

Yes, sorry -- the airbox lid, held on with two extension screws, directly under the seat. I was thinking of weatherstripping, too.
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Re: Air Duct Seal

Postby NobleHops » Thu May 03, 2012 6:50 pm

Oh yeah then, some sticky-backed weatherstrippping in the right width, or trimmable, and Bob's yer uncle.

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Re: Air Duct Seal

Postby BiPolarBear » Thu May 03, 2012 10:39 pm

Bleedin' marvelous. You fellows are the best.....
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