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04-16-2015 09:24 AM
skratch
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Originally Posted by mjsdouble View Post
I can't remember if my wife's 07 had the rubber o-ring or not. I changed her cover and it uses the paper gasket. I do know my '12 came with the paper gasket.

The same ole flattened "less than proud bead" still does it's job lol. No need to add anything to it.
my 07, 10 and 12 all had the 'quad ring' in the derby cover. the only paper gasket that i've seen used is for an aftermarket derby cover.

i've never had a problem with the torx derby cover screws. they are not a high torque item, install them properly, use a little anti seize and install them in an alternating pattern and no probs.
04-16-2015 12:09 AM
JacktheBagger yepp changed my derby to allens the first fluid change as well

JtB
04-15-2015 08:47 PM
rlaf75 Yeah was just wondering about the gasket. Like I said I still have the o-ring gasket but didn't realize they went back to paper. Also I have to agree with Ironmark about replacing the torque head bolts with allen. You won't have to worry about stripping them anymore with the allen heads
04-15-2015 08:22 PM
ironmark My 08 has a paper gasket. I reuse the derby cover gasket all the time, I only replaced it once just for the hell of it.
You shouldn't use any silicone on the gasket at all. Also I recommend that you replace the OEM Torque Head derby cover screws with Allen Head screws you will be glad you did.
04-15-2015 07:24 PM
mjsdouble
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Originally Posted by rlaf75 View Post
Ok stupid question. When did they go back to a paper gasket for the derby cover? My 09 has the rubber o-ring
I can't remember if my wife's 07 had the rubber o-ring or not. I changed her cover and it uses the paper gasket. I do know my '12 came with the paper gasket.

The same ole flattened "less than proud bead" still does it's job lol. No need to add anything to it.
04-15-2015 07:13 PM
rlaf75 Ok stupid question. When did they go back to a paper gasket for the derby cover? My 09 has the rubber o-ring
04-15-2015 06:51 PM
tmd
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Originally Posted by Blackbag1 View Post
This is good to hear...thanks! Did you guys apply a thin bead of rtv or did you re-install it as-is with its less proud bead?
Use it as is. I've gone as much as 40k on the same gasket changing oil every 5k and never had an issue. Don't know how many more uses I could have gotten out of it because I sold the bike at that time.
04-15-2015 06:50 PM
Smarty Ever since they went from the rubber o-ring to the gasket that covers the whole derby cover, no leaks. I've been using mine for about 60,000 miles and no problem.
04-15-2015 06:47 PM
Big_gary I still got my original on and plan on keeping it until it leaks. NO RTV.
04-15-2015 06:30 PM
Blackbag1 This is good to hear...thanks! Did you guys apply a thin bead of rtv or did you re-install it as-is with its less proud bead?
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