Author Topic: New rocker box gasket from SRM  (Read 639 times)

Online Greybeard

  • Jack of all trades; master of none.
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2011
  • Posts: 6028
  • Karma: 35

Online Billybream

  • Resident Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 521
  • Karma: 5
Re: New rocker box gasket from SRM
« Reply #1 on: 23.06. 2016 21:08 »
Another good idea, but will stick with my copper gaskets, which are proving oil tight.
1960 Super Rocket, owned since 1966, back on the road 2012 after being laid up for 29yrs.

Online ellis

  • Valued Contributor
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2016
  • Posts: 378
  • Karma: 3
Re: New rocker box gasket from SRM
« Reply #2 on: 24.06. 2016 08:54 »
Just bought one, the one piece design will save the gaskets from sliding around  *smile*

ELLIS 

Offline TT John

  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 212
  • Karma: 2
Re: New rocker box gasket from SRM
« Reply #3 on: 24.06. 2016 10:13 »
Add another £11 to the cost of this and you can have a proper soft copper set of gaskets, from me, that will last at least six times as long, so cheaper in the long run. *smile*

Online muskrat

  • Global Moderator
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • **
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 8231
  • Karma: 106
  • Lake Conjola NSW Oz
    • Shoalhaven Classic Motorcycle Club Inc
Re: New rocker box gasket from SRM
« Reply #4 on: 24.06. 2016 14:17 »
The copper gaskets work fine on my swing arm motor with the head steady off the rockerbox. The new SRM gasket should work well on the rigid/plungers.
Cheers
'51 A7 plunger, '57 A7SS now A10CR,  '83 CB1100F, 88 FXST .
Australia
Muskys Plunger A7

Online RichardL

  • Outside Chicago, IL
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 5027
  • Karma: 48
Re: New rocker box gasket from SRM
« Reply #5 on: 24.06. 2016 15:43 »
The copper gaskets work fine on my swing arm motor with the head steady off the rockerbox. The new SRM gasket should work well on the rigid/plungers.
Cheers

Muskrat,

You haven't made yourself a Chaterlea John Head Steady yet? http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=2912.msg19633#msg19633

Richard L.
Plan on signing up for the world-wide 2020 DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN'S RIDEon September 27, 2020 (if it's not cancelled and we are free to move about by then). Watch website at https://www.gentlemansride.com for details.

Online muskrat

  • Global Moderator
  • Wise & Enlightened
  • **
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 8231
  • Karma: 106
  • Lake Conjola NSW Oz
    • Shoalhaven Classic Motorcycle Club Inc
Re: New rocker box gasket from SRM
« Reply #6 on: 24.06. 2016 22:57 »
No not yet. I might make one before I drop the rebuilt motor in. Might be a while.
I saw that gasket a few days ago in the regular SRM email. I like drooling over the bits I can't afford.
Cheers
'51 A7 plunger, '57 A7SS now A10CR,  '83 CB1100F, 88 FXST .
Australia
Muskys Plunger A7

Offline coater87

  • Wise & Enlightened
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 1181
  • Karma: 6
Re: New rocker box gasket from SRM
« Reply #7 on: 25.06. 2016 14:43 »
 Makes me wonder if the British market is catching up here with composite gaskets. Most seem to work really well, but there are a couple of makers spitting out duds.

 If the paper the silicone is bonded to is brittle, they split when you torque them down. I dont know if its one maker, but it always seems the ones that are Red are the ones to watch out for. Maybe its the kind of silicone, maybe its just one maker? *conf*
Central Wisconsin in the U.S.

Offline Clive54bsa

  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Join Date: May 2012
  • Posts: 127
  • Karma: 1
  • Orange SoCal
Re: New rocker box gasket from SRM
« Reply #8 on: 26.06. 2016 00:28 »
I've found the pale green ones split too on the rocker box and the cylinder base gasket.


'54 GF,  '61 SR,  '71 B50MX