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Yes, new gasket is needed, but that's all you'll need besides some labor. If it were me, I'd pull the rear wheel, the differential, and thus release the pressure on the front bevel gear.
Remove the front bevel gear, clean all mating surfaces, coat engine side mating surface with gasket sealer, coat bevel gear housing side of gasket, press gasket onto the engine case (it has dowels to locate it), put back on the bevel gear housing, install differential (lube splines if needed while you're there), install rear whell, ride and check for leak.
But before I did anything, make sure the leak is indeed coming from the bevel gear housing and not just seeking the lowest point on the engine to run off from another source.
Watch the bevel gear gasket, Bike Bandit sent me the wrong one though they said it was the right part number. Bought it from local Kaw dealer for around $ 10. Brought housing to be sure it was correct.
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