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Old 01-11-2004, 10:10 AM
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I need some help. I am putting my 1997 sporty back together. I am attempting to put the drive sprocket back on. The exploded view in the book shows a “Quad Ring” under the spacer. I do not remember anything there when I took the motor apart and I do not have one in my parts. I had a local bike shop put new bearings in the cases for me. It is possible that the “Quad Ring” was behind the seal and just did not see it. The picture in the book makes it look like an O-Ring. Does anyone know if it is just an O-Ring that can be replaced with one that is close, or is it a crucial item that has to be to spec? If someone has a part number that would be great.
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Old 01-11-2004, 11:05 AM
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You said the "exploded view" in the book...I assume you mean a parts manual for a 97 Sporty? If it is a H-D parts manual it will have a parts # for the quad ring....if so you can get one, or order one from your stealer. Also, if it shows one being there I would make sure one is there in the reinstall, and make very sure it is the correct one....do it right the first time.

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Old 01-11-2004, 11:54 AM
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Thanks for the reply. Yes, I have an H-D manual and a Clymer, but nether one has a part number for Quad Ring. If this is the only problem that I run into I should be riding in no time; I hope.
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There's a difference between the "Shop" manual, & the "Parts" manual...they are 2 different manuals....anyway, maybe if you go the the stealer tuesday, they can look it up for you.

Good luck, let us know how you come out...

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Old 01-11-2004, 07:57 PM
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I have gone through the new gasket set and found a 4-sided O-Ringish part. If I can not find anyone that can say for sure I will make a SWAG and go with it. I am sure that the stealer will say, "bring it in and we will take a look at it". Through deductive reasoning I have found a home for all of the other O-Rings except for the 4-sided one. Looking at the application a quad ring would make the seal between the spline shaft and the inner part of the spacer. The bearing seal seals the outer part of the spacer.

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Old 01-11-2004, 09:23 PM
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That's it Dilligaf....the four sided "o" ring is the quad ring.....four sided...hence "quad".

You should be good to go now, install it where the diagram shows, and all should be well...I have attached a picture of a "quad ring" in case anyone's wondering what the hell we're talking about...Also, a four sided "quad ring" is superior to an "o" ring, in that it provides twice the sealing surface of a standard "o" ring, and requires less pressure to maintain an effective seal.



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well ain't that just a slick lil ring,,,,,,,
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FBR.....YOU ARE the Lord of the Rings! Lol.
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Lord of the rings. Man, I love this place. LMAO!!
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