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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-24-2015, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Gasket Reusable?

I had to change the oring on the waterpump shaft so removed the engine cover.

As you can see in the picture, a piece of the gasket came apart.

Can I take the piece off the engine, use some gasket maker on the cover and put this piece on and reassemble?

Or do I really have to buy (and more importantly wait) a new gasket?



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Personally, I always have a replacement gasket on hand if I'm popping off a side cover. They don't reuse well.

You could go with some gasket maker (Permatex The Right Stuff is pretty amazing actually), but it can be messy. I'd go down to the local Kaw dealer and order in a gasket (usually 2-3 day wait).

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You can reuse your old gasket...













...and do it all over again...














...or buy a gasket and say fuhgedaboutit.

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all of my paper type gaskets are made from cereal boxes and manila folders. I have not bought a gasket for any thing in over 15 years after I learned how to make my own while working on an old Ford Mini Truck that I couldn't get the valve cover to seal on.
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