Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Central Alabama
What would be the major concern or risk of using some RTV or silicone sealant spread over the area that is cracked? My Hammer spent its first 5 years (and barely 1000 miles a year) in covered but open parking (not a sealed garage) so the throttle boddy appears to have a little dry rot with some very thin cracks near the top, but I have no issues or problems at all in starting/idle/acceleration/etc. I cleaned the carbon out about 800 miles ago while the tank was off for painting.
Are they completely separating beyond a simple repair? Or is even a small crack in the rubber giving people problems? I'm getting nervous of having an issue based on comments with extended downtime and am thinking a little smear of silicone sealant around the hairline cracks area may provide extended life. Opinions?