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Question Gasket Sealant?

My goal tonight is to replace the stator and r/r in the '01, and see if I can get that bike rolling again. I've got all the required parts, including gaskets (thanks, Hyper and Trashlord!), but am still not certain what kind of permatex sealant you all were talking about. I've got clear, red, and black rtv sealants sitting in my garage - which, if any, of these is the one I should be using?

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I use "The Right Stuff" not as slippery and doesn't neet to cure.
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I use "The Right Stuff" not as slippery and doesn't neet to cure.
I'm sorry, you may have mentioned this before, but where do you get it? Will an auto parts place have it? Our local NAPA dealer has a zillion different kinds of sealants, but I don't remember seeing that (is it in a tube? can? jar? Spray thingy?) and they won't know what the heck I'm talking about.

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it's made by Permatex, will be with the rest of the sealants. It costs more then the rest of them but it's well worth the extra cost. Another bonus for me is it cleans off a lot easier the next time you tear it down.
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it's made by Permatex, will be with the rest of the sealants. It costs more then the rest of them but it's well worth the extra cost. Another bonus for me is it cleans off a lot easier the next time you tear it down.
Cool - NAPA has a whole display area full of the permatex line, so it may well be in there. While on the subject of clean-up...what do you use to get the old gasket material off? I'm thinking acetone (my new favorite neurotoxin), but there may be something less destructive.

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Cool - NAPA has a whole display area full of the permatex line, so it may well be in there. While on the subject of clean-up...what do you use to get the old gasket material off? I'm thinking acetone (my new favorite neurotoxin), but there may be something less destructive.
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Use either a gasket scraper or a dull putty knife. You want to scrape off the old gasket, but not cut into the soft aluminum with something sharp like a razor blade.

I use the red gasket maker, like I said on the phone, coat one side of the gasket, coat the area you are placing the gasket on, then press the non-coated side of the gasket against one surface, place the other side of what you are sealing against the coated side of the gasket. Use just enough to coat evenly. Remember to go around all bolt holes. Never had a leak with this method.

When I pull the motor off my 750 to replace the head and cylinder gaskets, will i have to go through all you have in getting it apart? The balancer pull, etc.?

If so, expect a call.

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Got plenty of red, so I'm all set for adventure this evening.

I'll have to look, but I don't think you'll have to pull the side covers off the engine to get to the cyl heads. You'll have to pull the external oil line...and probably a few other small parts that I've long since forgotten; but I think the cyl heads stand alone. If not, though, holler at me!

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For gaskets, you may want to consider either HondaBond or YamahaBond. You have to be careful with rtv because it is easy to use too much which can squeeze out and clog oil passages.

To remove old gaskets, you may want to try gasket remover that is safe for aluminum (should be most of the) so you don't have to scrape too hard (and damage the gasket surface.

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I use a Toyota brand, I get it free from parts called FIBG (form in place gasket).
Designed to work with aluminum and steal.
I have some extra if anybody needs some.
I can bring some to the gathering or something.

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I used a razor blade for scraping paint last night - that seemed to work ok. I've got a few little, thin mungy bits of old gasket still on the cover, but it's not much.

When I go to put the wires for the new stator through the grommety thing, I know Jeff put some stuff in there and sealed it with his shop vac. But can I use an rtv sealant of some sort to make sure that the grommets are firmly there (and resort to the shop vac later, if needed)?

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