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Valve Cover Leaking

Have the valve covers been a leaking problem on the K1200GT? I have a 2004 model and the valve cover is leaking on the lower front. Is there a gasket for the cover?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 2005, 3:02 pm
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Yes, there is a gasket but also at the point you describe is a junction of two castings. When remounting the valve cover, you are to apply some sealant at that junction. Maybe whoever had the cover off last, omitted that step. I think its unlikely the gasket needs replacing (btw, at the bottom of the four "half moons" of the gasket, you also need to apply a thin coat of sealant.)

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 2005, 4:36 pm
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...you also need to apply a thin coat of sealant.
And if you do, make sure the sealant you use is oxygen sensor safe.

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