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post #1 of 14 Old 10-26-2005, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Head Gasket??????

As some of you may know, I had a mild highside recently. One of the many problems this caused is a cracked cylinder head. I got lucky, and found a head on ebay for $375 versus $1,500 from Ron Ayers. My next problem is the head gasket. Is it a bad idea to reuse the head gasket? The one I have on now is the after market thin jobie from Muzzy, and it cost about $90. It has about 3 to 4 thousand miles on it.

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I WOULD NOT reuse it...

bite the bullet and get a new one. You dont wanna have to mess with it agian. To much compression in there to be messin around, IMO.




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Always replace the head gasket whenever you remove the head...period.
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Ditto... You can't reuse a head gasket.
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yeah , what they said...

my friend who got me started on the street used to call me "used parts" since i would recycle anything...

that said, i always bought a new head gasket on my rebuilds...
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new gasket for the head

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Don't be a penny pincher. Buy a new gasket from either muzzys or kawasaki(cheaper).


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shoe box cardboard works just fine ya bunch of pansies!!

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I was told to always use new, but Ivan said with a copper gasket it is only crushed and can be crushed again, now whether taking it to torque spec agian will crunch it more and cut into piston/valve clearance I dont know. I do think Ivan was talking about engine side case covers in our conversation.
Damn, I never heard about the fall...PM people and let them know what happened. Glad you are okay...the bike can be rebuilt.
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shoe box cardboard works just fine ya bunch of pansies!!
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