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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Gasket Kit No Longer Available

After waiting 2-1/2 weeks, I called Ron Ayers to find the status of my gasket kit order and was advised the kit is no longer available. Part number 11028-1098 for an '87.

Is the kit for an 88 or 89 any different? And if so, what difference would there be? Or should I not risk it and just try and buy the individual gaskets? What a pain.

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I'm not sure what the gasket kit is for, but if it was for an 88, it should be the same up to 2006.

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Wow, that was a pretty major piece of information I failed to include!

The gasket kit is for the engine - head gaskets, clutch cover, stator cover, etc., etc.

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That doesn't seem right!? They still show it on their website (as well as the gaskets individually) and it doesn't show any other part numbers that it could have been updated to.

It seems like they may have confused it with some other part #.

Like Fergy said, they should all be the same.

Maybe try Bike Bandit. They list it at $122.07. A little more than Ron Ayers, but they may have it in stock.


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I tried BikeBandit and they confirmed it was no longer available. Also checked with by local dealer (pretty good and knowledgeable service counter) and they confirmed both the obsolesence of the Kawa kit and the lack of availability of aftermarket kits.

For a lack of anything else available, we are piecing together a kit from individual needed items. This is going to cost an arm and a leg.

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I guess this is what we should start to expect now that Kaw is no longer producing the bike!? Not a good feeling. Hopefully someone will see the value in marketing an aftermarket kit.
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So your saying that If I have a blown head gasket on my 06, the dealer wont be able to fix it??
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The gaskets appear to still be available - individually. Just not as a kit. The kit consists of all the needed gaskets, seals, and O-rings needed to reassemble your engine. With the elimination of the kit, you just have to purchase each sealing component to make up your own kit - and hope you don't forget one!!

The kit historically cost about $120. I will shortly know what the self-assembled kit will cost (although I won't need it all - not splitting the case).

I will keep you up to date with the newest info.

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Thanks Jeff, that could be some helpful info


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The gasket kit hasn't been available for several years, even before the stop of production.
What would be real handy is if there were a list of everything that they use to contain, then we could shop for the best prices for what we do need. U keep hoping one of those small shops let loose of a NOS one on ebay

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