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Old 21-07-11, 11:43 AM   #1
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Hi guys

Just thought id post on here about what happed with the sv yesterday.

It all started with a few drips of oil from the clutch cover every now and then. Took it off to check it out and saw the oring was a little flat hence why its not sealing. Off down the local motorparts store to find a tempory fix. Whilst brousing i found a tube of silicone instant gasket. It said its designed to replace the origional gasket a pictures on the packet lead me to think my application would work! So a ran a good bead around the oring grove and fitted it, started it up warmed it up no leaks all good.

20miles into the 30 mile ride home the backend twitched in a corner, it was bumpy so didnt think to much of it, about 3min from home next to no back brake and a very squirmy back end and alot of smell of burning oil. When i stopped i was horrified to find the cover was barely sealing at all. Belly pan, clutch cover, my boot, swingarm, wheel/tyre, brake disk the lot covered it oil.

A puddle quickly formed under it, i was gutted. It was first ride with new rear wheel coversion, cbr600 brake and new pads (now screwed) Back end was spotless till then.

Im just so lucky it didnt spit me off. Now ive got to wait for the seal to come in.

Question is whats best thing to clean the oil off the tyre and brake disc with. Ill have to get anouther set of new pads but im concered about loss of grip on the tyre?
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Old 21-07-11, 12:32 PM   #2
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Brake cleaner for the disc and most other things to be fair, it eveporates quickly but shifts oil brilliantly.
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Old 21-07-11, 01:38 PM   #3
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As above break cleaner / degreaser and i would flush with a lot of water after. Clean everything off, fit new pads and fit new gasket and your good to go again. Lessons are hard learned unfortunately but it could have been a LOT worse!
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Old 21-07-11, 02:05 PM   #4
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Cheers guys, i will begin cleaning tonight, ill go get pads in a bit.

Irish ek: very true could of ended up in a ditch somewhere never try temp fit again!
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Old 21-07-11, 02:09 PM   #5
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Cheers guys, i will begin cleaning tonight, ill go get pads in a bit.

Irish ek: very true could of ended up in a ditch somewhere never try temp fit again!
If you had have let it set it probably would have been a permanent repair!
Same as above re cleaner, I'd rinse your tyres after using it too though
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Old 21-07-11, 02:17 PM   #6
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Thats the Thing it was fully degressed the i put on the sealant did it up and left it for a day while i finished the wheel conversion. Sorry forgot to put that in origional post
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Ah sorry ,I read it as you did it in halfords car park then rode straight home sort of thing.
Lots have people have done it successfully ,mightve just bought a bad'n?
I used hermatite or something
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Old 21-07-11, 06:13 PM   #8
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I've had instant goo on my Bandit clutch casing for 6 years now, not a drop.

There are different types of instant gasket, and it's best if you let it get a wee bit hard before you screw it back together.
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Old 22-07-11, 09:15 AM   #9
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Just to update

I stripped the cover off last night and on closer inspection found it to be warped. it was only touching when on a flat surface on the outer most edges of the bolt tabs. so out came the surface table and sandpaper and after half hour of careful rubbing saw it sit flat once more. Just to make sure i fitted the oring with plenty of hermatite and have left it to go off. i will hopefully get a chance for a short range test ride after work, weather permiting. fingers crossed its cured!
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Old 23-07-11, 09:26 AM   #10
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Cured thanks for clening tips every one!
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