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  1. David Toll replied to the thread Spark plug leaks.

    I haven't tried a new plug Stinky but I certainly will before I attempt surgery. That's what I'm hoping Lakeview. Some of them don't...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 3:03 PM
  2. David Toll replied to the thread Spark plug leaks.

    Just discovered a thread from 2013 by YL82 where he explores the possibility of replacing the terminal stud. Appears to be unserviceable...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 2:49 AM
  3. David Toll replied to the thread Spark plug leaks.

    I'll do the soapy water test. I have read that the staining around the plug could be "soot" from the combustion chamber - more likely...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 3:37 PM
  4. David Toll liked bikefreakjon's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    What max said, spray soap at the plug and look for bubbles. You damaged the connection to the brush in the starter when the post...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 3:30 PM
  5. David Toll liked 2XSive's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    FWIW, I've installed helicoil sparkplug inserts without removing the head. Put cylinder at top dead center. Use grease liberally on the...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 3:30 PM
  6. David Toll liked joebgd's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    I would try adding or changing the spark plug wahser to see if that gets it a little more sturdy for ya. I don't have info on the...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 3:30 PM
  7. David Toll liked grizld1's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    Oh yeah, opening the starter is much fun. But while you're in there you can clean up the commutator; you might be surprised at the...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 3:30 PM
  8. David Toll liked gggGary's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    Yeah if that post spins you're going to be going into the starter motor, such an easy, enjoyable little project. :confused:

    Aug 2, 2020 at 3:30 PM
  9. David Toll liked Max Midnight's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    Provided you can torque the plug to spec and the land on which the sealing washer sits is flat then I doubt that the threads are an...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 5:26 AM
  10. David Toll attached a file to the thread Spark plug leaks.

    Yes, I've read where you bring the piston to TDC, stuff the cylinder chamber with a grease soaked rag and coat the cutters with high...

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  11. David Toll liked Jim's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    Fwiw, I've done plug helicoils in situ on Lycoming engines. We'd turn the prop until the exhaust valve is open. Spray in a ton of fast...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:24 PM
  12. David Toll liked Machine's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    I'll share that my right side 78E spark plug hole has a bit more "wobble" than other XS's I've owned. It is machined with less...

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  13. David Toll liked Paul Sutton's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    If you put the plugs in and torque to 14ftlb and the threads are holding then nothing wrong in that department. If still concerned about...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:37 PM
  14. David Toll liked grizld1's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    And sadly, you can't eliminate camshaft oil seals as the source of the leak because the seals are new; those items can be touchy. I used...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:37 PM
  15. David Toll liked timbeck's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    David---Believe it or not the baby powder/talc trick does work........ tim

    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:37 PM
  16. David Toll liked Max Midnight's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    Your choice of course but if it isn't obvious where where the oil is coming from it saves the guesswork and time wasted with the wrong...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:36 PM
  17. David Toll liked kshansen's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    Agree on the powder treatment. One slightly different idea is that foot powder spray for Athletes Foot. Here is an example that is sold...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:36 PM
  18. David Toll replied to the thread Spark plug leaks.

    OK Max, consensus is that your powder trick works. My apologies if I inferred otherwise, I'll try it. Thanks for your suggestions...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:36 PM
  19. David Toll liked Boog's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    David, this is a long shot but it did work on an old Jeep once. Get into a very dark place and fire it up. I found one plug showed light...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:29 PM
  20. David Toll liked GLJ's post in the thread Spark plug leaks.

    David The spark plugs threads don't seal like a pipe thread they just hold the plug tight in the hole. The washer on the bottom of the...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:29 PM
  21. David Toll replied to the thread Spark plug leaks.

    I think the banjos up there are OK Paul but I appreciate the fact that you're considering the issue. Dust it down heh Max? That's quite...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 4:39 AM
  22. David Toll replied to the thread Spark plug leaks.

    That's what I was considering as unusual Jim. This stuff looks like oil, seems to dry like oil, coats my plug like oil but there really...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 1:27 AM
  23. David Toll attached a file to the thread Spark plug leaks.

    Valve covers and head gasket mating surface seem OK, (visually at least). Definitely a leak from the right plug. Cleaned everything up...

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  24. David Toll replied to the thread Spark plug leaks.

    OK Jim, I'll look at I again but there is no oil behind the points and advance overs. Don't know how well I tightened the head bolts...

    Jul 31, 2020 at 10:05 PM
  25. David Toll posted a new thread.

    Spark plug leaks

    Bike's giving me a great deal pleasure but I am at that tenuous "rebuilt engine" stage of the project, consequently I am all over the...

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    Forum: The Garage

    Jul 31, 2020 at 7:55 PM
  26. David Toll liked Boog's post in the thread Valve Clatter.

    @Glen Jordan Outstanding brother, I love a happy ending and hear of the triumph of man over machine!

    Jul 30, 2020 at 3:41 AM
  27. David Toll replied to the thread Front Brake Question.

    Yes, there is beaucoup info on this site about getting a vertical line between MC and calliper, bleeding from the MC Banjo and back...

    Jul 30, 2020 at 3:07 AM
  28. David Toll replied to the thread Front Brake Question.

    Worked on mine until I couldn't stand defeat any longer.Built muscles like Schwarzenegger on my right hand and now risk carpal tunnel....

    Jul 29, 2020 at 8:50 PM