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Should I replace my head gaskets too......

My stator has officially checked out. I know I could replace the stator without pulling the engine, but, I suspect a head gasket problem dur to mysterious coolant consumption that I can't contribute to anything else.

I figured since I could pull the motor for the stator, could also polish up areas not possible when on the bike, and, replace the two head gaskets at the same time. They are only about $ 25 each, perhaps a worthwhile investment?

Yes? No?

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If you feel confident in doing it go for it. Are you talking the top headgasket or the bottom of the jug?

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My stator has officially checked out. I know I could replace the stator without pulling the engine, but, I suspect a head gasket problem dur to mysterious coolant consumption that I can't contribute to anything else.

I figured since I could pull the motor for the stator, could also polish up areas not possible when on the bike, and, replace the two head gaskets at the same time. They are only about $ 25 each, perhaps a worthwhile investment?

Yes? No?

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sorry but unless you have a modded stator cover, there isnt a way to get in there to replace it without removing the engine....

polishing is always good. on the head gasket....i dunno, plus at that price that sounds like it is the lower one, not the upper

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Well, you don't have to pull the engine, more like move the engine.

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Well, you don't have to pull the engine, more like move the engine.
I meant for stator only, I could "shift" the motor rather than pull it. I figured that the head gaskets require a complete pull so I could tackle them both at once.

I would hate to do the stator, then find out the problem is a head gasket and have to pull in again.

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If you feel confident in doing it go for it. Are you talking the top headgasket or the bottom of the jug?
I was thinking of only the top one, but, I suppose either one could cause a coolant leak?

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