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  1. gasket removal scotchbrite attempt

    Technical Help Forum
    Hi, I have a gasket/mating surface type of question First here is what I did during my rebuild: I needed to remove the remaining gasket on the heads which was a real pain. I used the permatex gasket remover, let it sit and tried to scrape it with a plastic razor: didn't work at all I then...
  2. New Exhaust Gaskets Fixed Everything

    General Discussion
    Recently I've been trying to get Jenny's carbs dialed in as perfectly as I possibly can. I have the carbs synced with virtually 0 difference using a DIY water manometer. The engine evened out noticeably after the sync, but I was still getting symptoms of a lean condition. The engine was...
  3. Engine front cover replacement

    Technical Help Forum
    Hi there, I got my first CX500D with a known little issue. The oil drain screw is sealed with 2 component metal glue (not sure if this is the correct term). I guess somebody broke the thread and the metal around the thread. So i bought a replacement front cover on ebay and a gasket set. Now it...
  4. Head Gasket Tips?

    Technical Help Forum
    Hello all, I'm new to the forum, and new to this bike. I've rebuilt one engine before, and done alot of maintenance work before, but never on a motorcycle. I'm working on fixing up a GL650 I got off craigslist and wanted to get some input before I start this portion of the job. 1: Quick...
  5. gasket kits worth anything ?

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    Hi everyone, Has anyone encountered any issue after using one of these gasket kits one can find on ebay or amazon ? Every time I ask sellers from where they source the content of their kit they say that they can't really tell or that many pieces comes from different brands which I understand...
  6. Reuse of Copper Gaskets

    CX500 & CX650 Turbo Forum
    Curious what others have for an opinion about the reuse of various copper gaskets when they are sucessfully removed without tearing them apart. Also if others have reused them, what if any prep did they do before reuse? hammer them? anneal them? etc... Also, There is a sign of some PINK on...
  7. 82' GL500 Oil Leak

    Technical Help Forum
    Hey guys! I haven't posted here before but since I've just bought a GL500 I know I'll be spending a lot of time here. I picked up this 82' from an older gentlemen who just wanted it to go to a good home. It's been sitting for the last three or so years but other then that it's in great...
  8. Heat shield gasket material???

    CX500 & CX650 Turbo Forum
    If anyone has found a decent material to use for the gasket material on the heat shield can you please post the brand name or the part number where you bought it and any other information that would help in obtaining it I have seen a few examples on this forum that look nice, but when I go...
  9. Rubber Carb Plugs and Gaskets

    Technical Help Forum
    Well, back working on my bike again after a year long 'break'. :) Carbs were rebuilt using that Larry's Carb Guide book... cleaned, sonic cleaned, re-jetted for no air box, etc... Problem I'm having is that well, firstly I bought a 'basic' rebuild kit off eBay. Didn't come with the rubber carb...
  10. Carburetor Top Cover Seal Ring

    Technical Help Forum
    Hello to all, New to the community, I recently bought a 79 Cx500. Its been sitting for years in a garage. I have been fooling around with the carburetors for a few weeks now. I have been trying to get the MPG up. Right now I am getting around 29-30 MPG. I have cleaned and rebuilt these babies...
  11. Cx500 newbie engine rebuild

    Technical Help Forum
    I'm now the proud owner of a 1981 cx500, and I'm planning on a restoration/ cafe racer project. The bike I've bought is a runner and has 55000miles on the clock. Although it's a runner I'm wanting to strip down the engine and replace all the gaskets ands seals, nuts and bolts and perhaps go as...
  12. Complete Gasket Set: Vesrah VG-175 vs. Others

    Technical Help Forum
    I know this topic has been addressed before but I still wanted to get an quick opinion poll before purchasing a set. I'm looking at a complete set made by Vesrah Complete Gasket Kit $132.12. Now, I remember reading somewhere that Vesrah were the ones that made the OEM gaskets for Honda and was...
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