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RE: Self Taut Tech
|RE: Self Taut Tech|
|~THE GHETTOMAN ! said 2007-01-30 16:58|
Hi Self Taut..OUCH! Stripped shifter! (: O I had that happen FAR from home, I had to use a pair of needle-nose visegrips I had in my tool kit to get home. LOL The gaskets..hmm, well I use, CAREFULLY, a small paint scraper. I also make my own scalpels with a katana sword-type tip on them out of old hacksaw blades. They wear forever because they\īre made of carbide/tungsten like a file is. Also soak the old gasket with a rag of toluline or zippo fluid. It\īll soften them enough to get off. I always wipe down all surfaces with the 94-95% pure rubbing alchohol just to be sure theres no surprizes after going through the hassle of tearin down and building an engine. Ya don\īt need gasket glue for factory gaskets, but you CAN put a THIN film on to hold them in place while you tweek parts into place. I\īve used gaskets with cracks, but even with gasket glue (use Ultra black-its everything proof, gas,oil, ect) Be warned though, too much glue, and the gaskets will slip,pop out, and leak in wierd places! LOL I tried to warn a buddy NOT to use it on head gaskets!He did it anyways and it blew in LESS than 50-60 seconds of running.Bike engines have such close tolerances that they don\īt really need much of a gasket, unlike domestic car/truck engines. Besides..do you REALLY want excess glue floatin through your engine, pluggin up all the oil journals? ;D I lost a TX500 Yamaha (double over head cam twin) when I was young because glue got into the steel oil mainline to the head.LOL I learned that one the hard way!(and after a LONG walk home) Finally, CONGRATS on rebuilding a tranny! Most people are too afraid to just try it.I give it to Honda for makin the simplest and most bullet-proof trannys! :D K, well I hope that helps ya Self Taut... Good luck, hope you\īre back on the road soon! ;D
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