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Lol good luck mine is doing it to but its a seap not really a leak I pulled the bolt and put a small rubber o ring on then put bolt back. Take a picj and we can go from there.,

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Mine is more of a seep as well. Did the old oring trick work? If not was thinking Teflon tape or thread sealer. I looked at the parts diagram and can't figure out why there wouldn't be some sort of seal. The only thing I can think of is the wrong size/length bolt is in there. Clymers states that the bolts are different lengths for that cover. I don't know man it's just bothering me.
 

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To be honest it did work but I used a small dap or silcone on the head of the bolt( not where thechrome at) the iner half. So far its worked but cold weather is holding me of a long warmed up ride. Keep in mind thin oils seap worse when thick. Plus warm motors do too.

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Please let me know how it holds up when you get a chance to give it a decent run. I'm trying to avoid pulling the bolt as much as possible to minimize stretch and compromising thread integrity.
 

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Have you checked to see if the bolt is torqued to spec? Just a thought, could be a simple fix. All 14 of those bolts should be the same length according to the fiche.
 

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Yeah checked the bolt and she's snug as a bug. I'm still leaning towards a thread sealant.
 

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The stuff worked like a charm,not a drop of oil. Still no plugs.
 

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Good deal. By the way, IMHO, the iridium plugs are a rip off, I used em once and instantly went back to OEM style. Somethings about the heat range, I believe the Iridiums are a colder plug, but our bikes are designed to work well with the OEM style, especially for guys like us who live in a warmer climate. Just my two cents, glad you solved you leak problem!
 

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Good deal. By the way, IMHO, the iridium plugs are a rip off, I used em once and instantly went back to OEM style. Somethings about the heat range, I believe the Iridiums are a colder plug, but our bikes are designed to work well with the OEM style, especially for guys like us who live in a warmer climate. Just my two cents, glad you solved you leak problem!
Yeah,I guess spark plugs are like oil,batteries,tires etc. as far as preference goes. I had them in my Rebel and they made a big difference in that little bike and the plugs I replaced them with were still good. I went from aprox. 68mpg to just a tad under 80 and the acceleration/response was night and day(mind you I also run non-ethanol). Maybe they won't make a big difference in my 750,but I gotta find out. No matter what happens at least I won't be all leaky. I give you this as a hypnosis to change your mind about iridium plugs.
 

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When I did my plugs I step up one step do to jetting. I went from ngk 6 to a 7 its says in the owners book or repiar book one of the two. That the 6 is every day 5050 driveing and 7 is better for highway. Since im highway most the time I got them

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I just got back from a ride after putting the iridium plugs in today and no one can ever convince me they don't make a difference(put them in my last bike as well). The plugs I pulled out were fine with normal wear and tear. She idles better,runs smoother,better power, and the throttle response has improved greatly. For anyone contemplating iridium,you won't be disappointed. Now after replacing all fluids and filters(fork oil was done by PO)she runs like I want her with no leaks or hiccups. FYI,I did not attempt to check or gap the plugs on either bike. I trust NGK and would only attempt checking the plug gap after installing and running to feel them first. They can always be pulled and checked easily enough if your not running right.
 

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I would think you would have had the same results with just new oem plugs.

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