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post #6 of (permalink) Old 04-26-2018, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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I wasn't really going to use RTV, but it is upsetting that this cap for some reason won't work, despite it being the exact same shape underneath as the OEM. I don't get it. The leak was fixed by using the original cap but now i have to top off the fluid again. it leaked it all out into god knows where. returning the POS i got from ebay. from what it looked like, the Chrome cap's weephole tunnels were much wider than the OEM, so the gasket didn't seal the entire thing up. Makes a fair amount of sense honestly.

EDIT: Hold on, is the original diaphragm/gasket completely flat where the screws go usually, then is warped to fill the weephole channels? If that's the case, then I'm just an idiot for not using a new gasket.

I have a love/hate relationship with this bike I swear to God.

Last edited by dunthyon; 04-26-2018 at 08:50 PM. Reason: Realized potential mistake.
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