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Old 11-30-2011, 09:32 PM
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Default Evo Cam Cover Gasket

I have an annoying oil leak that I cannot trace. I think it might be coming from the bottom of the cam cover. Therefore, I need to replace the cam cover gasket. I have removed the exhaust and other items to access the cam cover on my 1996 Ultra with an Evo engine.

So here is my question: Can I simply unbolt the cam cover and replace the gasket? Or do I have to do anything else first, like remove the timing cover or take pushrod pressure off the cam???? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:37 AM
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Your going to need to lift the gas tank, and open the rocker covers, and release the pressure on the pushrods via removing the rocker arms, then you can remove the cam cover.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:26 AM
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Check the clutch cable for a leak at the transmission cover o-ring or a rub through under the cam cover.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:31 AM
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I have the same issue, can this be done any other way?

I did hear that you can pull the cover without unbolting the tank or rocker covers and pull the cover off slowly. THen the cams will come out, but they only go back in one way= so you can rock the bike back and forth slowly to get the engine turn over over slow enough to push the cams back in! I have never tried it but have heard it to be done.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:59 PM
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I have removed the cam cover with out taking off the rocker cover in order to remove the oil pump for repair..

Use a cam cover puller and the cam will stay in place. I did this with stock springs. High lift springs may make it a little tougher to line up the dowel pins into the cover.
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:15 PM
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where do i get a cam cover puller
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:55 AM
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One source is J&P Cycles. Part number 910-067.

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/910-067

I made my cam cover puller with a length of aluminum stock, tapped for a 3/8" bolt and drilled two holes to ling up with the tapped holes in the cover. Used two screws from the hardware store to screw into the cover. Turn the jacking screw and it pulls the cover off of the cam.
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I just removed my cam cover to install new cam, remove the timing cover then remove timing then remove the cover inside sorry don't know what it's called . I used a rubber mallet tapped lightly on cam cover and id came right off.
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