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Thanks Tony, after a nip on 3 corner screws,cold, took it out yesterday but still weeping. 1 screw nipped while engine hot, fingers crossed or off it will have to come. On my Hinckley Bonneville I've had the cover off twice, reused the same gasket and no problem, thinking a vent on the rocker box maybe.
Someone here had a similar problem and it was the rocker cover banjo leaking. But seeing you have the new style cover with no banjo fittings ? Why not remove the cover , clean the surfaces apply some good sealant to both sides of the gasket and try again ? Or maybe try your hand at making a new one ? Ollie should be able to get you a gasket in a week or two from Germany correct ?
 

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Definitely possible to make your own.

Here is mine:

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and here is the stuff I used:
 
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Someone here had a similar problem and it was the rocker cover banjo leaking. But seeing you have the new style cover with no banjo fittings ? Why not remove the cover , clean the surfaces apply some good sealant to both sides of the gasket and try again ? Or maybe try your hand at making a new one ? Ollie should be able to get you a gasket in a week or two from Germany correct ?
Cheers Tony, that gives me a plan B & C ☺️.
 
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Cheers Tony, that gives me a plan B & C ☺️.
Dull day today and, after a short ride, leak worsening so, stuff the dealer and TVS/Norton, both failed with regard to backup and lastly......stuff any hope of guarantee. Tank off, easy peasy, rocker cover off, not so easy but all done. Turned out the gasket had split, popped out as soon as I loosened the screws. Some suprises both nice and interesting......battery Yuasa, Japan, wiring harness and therefore probably relays, made in India, casting and mating surface finishing looks class though. Now to get some gasket paper and rekindle an old skill?
 

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Dull day today and, after a short ride, leak worsening so, stuff the dealer and TVS/Norton, both failed with regard to backup and lastly......stuff any hope of guarantee. Tank off, easy peasy, rocker cover off, not so easy but all done. Turned out the gasket had split, popped out as soon as I loosened the screws. Some suprises both nice and interesting......battery Yuasa, Japan, wiring harness and therefore probably relays, made in India, casting and mating surface finishing looks class though. Now to get some gasket paper and rekindle an old skill?
Gasket making is part of Norton heritage ;)
 
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Definitely possible to make your own.

Here is mine:

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and here is the stuff I used:
Dropped in at a gasket factory to query buying a sheet or part of and came away with a sample piece of Flexitallic CNAF, job done.
 

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Ha! You did better than me... last time I wanted some gasket paper I STUPIDLY tried Halfords.

The first 12 year old asked ‘what car is it for sir’?

‘Not relevant‘ says I ‘it’s generic gasket paper I want, just a sheet of paper, not specific to anything’.

Blank expression followed by ’yes, but what car is it for sir’

After a few repetitions of this Monty Python routine he roped in a 14 year old who at least admitted he didn’t know what I was talking about.

So he called in the old hand from the back, and that 18 year old said ‘OH! To make your own gaskets?! (small chortle) no one does that any more sir...’
 

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I’m from further north but emigrated towards the south... so have both passports.

When I were a lad, posh southerners used gaskets... posh northerners used used corn flakes boxes... middle class northerners ate the boxes.... working class northerners dreamed of ‘em....
 
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I’m from further north but emigrated towards the south... so have both passports.

When I were a lad, posh southerners used gaskets... posh northerners used used corn flakes boxes... middle class northerners ate the boxes.... working class northerners dreamed of ‘em....
Have been known to make a gasket from a cereal box, needs must!
 
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Definitely possible to make your own.

Here is mine:

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and here is the stuff I used:
That green gasket just looks the biz, think I cut mine a bit over but it goes well with my Steel Green colour scheme.
 

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That green gasket just looks the biz, think I cut mine a bit over but it goes well with my Steel Green colour scheme.
it cuts pretty well though...I tried a knife, but a plain pair of scissors I found best, plus some hole punches and job done. Mind you, not sure it doesn’t leak yet!:D
 
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