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My runner has an external water leak on the right side headgasket. Did a cursory search for a headgasket and/or a gasket kit (does Vesrah make this?) but came up empty. Anyone know if these bikes share headgaskets with the NA bikes? Checked this thread out:



http://cx500forum.com/index.php?/to...t__p__10624__hl__+head++gasket__fromsearch__1



. . . for some good advice but it wasn't specific to the turbo bikes. Betting they're NLA from Honda. . .or at least the online parts catalogs would suggest as much.



Anyone had to deal with this yet? 15k on the bike. Weird it would let go so early.
 

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Still available from Honda as of a few months ago...most people recommend going with the OEM for head gaskets.
 

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Ordered from our local Honda dealer a week ago. They replied today they were discontinued. . . and no national dealer parts locator available to see if any other dealer has one sitting on the shelf.



Vesrah does not list one specific to the Turbo bikes. . . NA only.



So to return to the original question. . . anyone have a source, or mind calling their local dealer to see if anyone has stock? Terrible to think that this bike is a parts bike if I can't get a headgasket.



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Ben
 

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I'm sorry I was thinking for the cx650T, not cx500T...







If you want to go the copper route, contact these guys



Copper Gaskets Unlimited

7372 W. Tether Trail

Peoria, AZ 85383

623-561-8399

www.coppergaskets.us



They should already have the turbo templates, just e-mail them from the website.
 

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Copper gasket it is. Not much more than the stock gasket anyway!



Thanks much for the help, guys!
Make sure the gasket-maker puts the extra coolant-circulation hole (compared with the NA gasket) between where the two exhaust ports are in the head, for that extra coolant circulation. This is the only layout difference with the two gaskets.
 

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Before you just willy-nilly choose copper, make sure you know what you are getting into.

Copper has a distinct set of disadvantages that you have to consider.



Because it is solid, it does not conform to the shape of the various pits and irregularities in the heads.

You have to do something to generate clamping forces, or the gasket will fail at the cylinder. Not maybe, it will fail.



Make sure you read this first.

Copper Head Gasket Pre Install
 
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