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I don't think rtv is a good idea. We have some bike mechanics here that can help you with what sealent to use to seal the engine halves.

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I've had good luck with this
http://www.permatex.com/products/Aut...Maker_Grey.htm

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an old hot-rod trick is a nonporous cardboard like a manilla folder or cereal boxes.
the fallowing links are some youtube videos on making your own gaskets.

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Greetings all.

1988 VN750

I will be cracking my case this weekend and aim to reassemble everything to be leak proof. I bought all the necessary gaskets, O-rings, circlips, etc.. I'm changing my shift shaft spindle, coupled with minor oil leaks that resulted in my having changed my stator (last year). I plan to use black RTV upon reassembling the case halves together.

I'm searching for a sealant to substitute all additional gaskets (something to help seal the gasket to both surfaces). Plain and simple, I want no more leaks! Any and all recommendations will be appreciated.
Hey FL have the balancer dampers and the shifter tie rod been replaced yet?
Might want to do them too, while the case is opened up.

Not sure which part you are calling the shift shaft spindle.
Is it the shift lever shaft, that the shift pedal lever clamps onto?

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case halves, just use a gasket with very minimal RTV.. you should be able to see the aluminum through the RTV. the only thing the RTV is there for is to hold the gasket in place.
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I've used this:
http://www.permatex.com/products/aut...ve_Sealant.htm

It does a nice job of sealing new gaskets on old motors. It's worked well for me on a couple different bikes, and multiple lawn mower/tiller engines. The link is to the spray version, which I have not used. I use the brush-on, for which I was unable to find a link (maybe they quit making it?).

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