Author Topic: Rubber quill seal.  (Read 341 times)

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on: January 11, 2019, 12:54:10 am
I have replaced the old ratty cork quill seal with a rubber one from an Indian gasket set.
Has anyone had issues with these?
I have run the bike for half an hour or so and checked the seal again - all looks good.
Just wondering if I should have any concerns with using the rubber type.

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Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 11:00:26 am
I use the same seal without a problem. It's easier to change than the bonded-in-worm version.

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Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 11:23:44 am
I have sold all three types. While cork works I find it to be a short term solution. The rubber plug works OK and the moulded in worm nut/seal unit may be the best. In all cases they should be considered a wear part. All of the bikes sold in the US had the worm nut/seal installed. If your bike has something else it was either not a US bike or someone changed it
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